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Enjoy this tropical cocktail on National Pina Colada Day

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You don't have to be in Puerto Rico to celebrate with a tropical drink on July 10 since it is National Pina Colada Day. Puerto Rico is mentioned because piña coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has been the official drink there since 1978. Although invented in Puerto Rico, the pina colada is one of the most requested drinks in Hawaii, and it is a favorite all over the world in bars, restaurants, in clubs and in homes.

The term, "piña colada" means "strained pineapple" in Spanish. The pina colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry or both.

You can also pick up some frozen pina colada from the store, or you can try your hand at making your own since pina coladas are easy to make. There are many recipes for making a pina colada, but a traditional recipe calls for pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream poured over crushed ice.

You can make your own pina colada by pouring 3 ounces of coconut cream, 6 ounces of pineapple juice and 1 and 1⁄2 ounces of white rum into a blender or shaker with crushed ice, and blend or shake very well until smooth. Pour into chilled glass, garnish with pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.

It would be nice to have a pina colada while lying on a beach on a tropical island, but no matter where you are in the world, a pina colada is a great way to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little taste of the summer on July 10. To celebrate National Pina Colada Day, make a pitcher full and share this delicious cocktail with family and friends.

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