Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Birth of the Piña Colada

A few years ago the world famous Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico marked the 50th Anniversary of the Piña Colada. The hotel was the birthplace of the Piña Colada. (though there is some contention of this.) From an inscription at the hotel -

Ramón "Monchito" Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton set out to capture the sunny, tropical flavor of Puerto Rico in a glass. On August 15, 1954, the Piña Colada was born.

- I knew there was a reason I liked this drink. It's Puerto Rican! In my investigations I saw that the bartenders use spiced rum to make their drink but the rest of the concoction appears to be a secret mix. I will need to do more research.

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