This Is Where The Piña Colada Was Born

Jul 25, 2019 02:29 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter

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This Is Where The Piña Colada Was Born
This Is Where The Piña Colada Was Born
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As if you ever really need an excuse to order a piña colada, today is National Piña Colada Day, so go ahead and order that creamy, sweet, cocktail-meets-dessert libation that is best served on a sunny, tropical beach somewhere exotic.

The piña colada hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico where it was created by bartender Ramón "Monchito" Marrero at the Caribe Hilton in 1954. He mixed up a fruity blend of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice and boom. Everyone's favorite summer treat was created.

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