May 1, 2015
We all know and worship the first drink you probably ever had a “virgin” version of. We’ve moved on to bigger and better, but the Piña Colada will remain in our hearts forever.
It translates literally to “strained pineapple” which honestly sounds gross, but refers to the freshly pressed pineapple juice used to make this beachy and betchy treat.
The drink was created in Puerto Rico (hollerrrrr past spring break) by one of three bartenders, all of who continually bitch about who came up with it first.
All you really need to know is that Piña Colada Day is celebrated on the islands on July 10 and that there is also a rumor that some pirate invented the drink to boost his crew’s morale. Problem solved.
Mix all of the ingredients with crushed ice until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass, garnish with a giant piece of pineapple, and serve.