Creation of the Piña Colada 1954 Puerto Rico

With a shake and splash of rum, the famed national drink of Puerto Rico, the piña colada, was officially created on August 16, 1954. The momentous event occurred at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico by cocktail artist and bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero. Monchito had been tasked with creating a new signature drink for the hotel.  After three months of arduous work, blending, experimenting, and presumably, tasting numerous trials, the official drink was completed. The piña colada, which literally translates as “strained pineapple”, is made from pineapple, creamed coconut, and rum.  You do not have to be Latinx to enjoy it.
Con un batido y un chorrito de ron, la famosa bebida nacional de Puerto Rico, la piña colada, se creó oficialmente el 16 de agosto de 1954. El trascendental evento ocurrió en el Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar en San Juan, Puerto Rico por un artista de cócteles y bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero. A Monchito se le había encomendado la tarea de crear una nueva bebida exclusiva para el hotel. Después de tres meses de arduo trabajo, mezclando, experimentando y, presumiblemente, probando numerosas pruebas, la bebida oficial se completó. La piña colada, que literalmente se traduce como “piña colada“, está hecha de piña, crema de coco y ron. No es necesario ser Latinx para disfrutarlo.

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