National Pina Colada Day

July 10 is National Pina Colada Day!Piña Colada

A pina colada, which translates into “strained pineapple” in Spanish, is a rum-based cocktail that originated from Puerto Rico. Other core ingredients include cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

There’s no better time to celebrate this refreshing, tropical beverage than smack dab in the middle of the summertime. Whip up a blended or shaken pina colada, garnish with a tropically fragrant pineapple slice, lounge next to the pool and pretend the splash of water is the rush of waves on a secluded beach. Check out one of the recipes below!

Pina Colada

Pina Colada (made with vanilla ice cream…yum!)

Slimmed Pina Coladas (aka the healthier version)

And if you’re feeling really festive – or just really like pineapple and coconut flavored foods and drinks – bake a Pina Colada Cake!

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, wikipedia.com

 

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