A frosty, creamy and delicious drink with pineapple, rum and coconut cream was created in Puerto Rico in 1954. Every year, July 10 is celebrated as National Piña Colada Day in the USA. 

It is believed that during the 19th-century piña colada was originated by pirate Roberto Cofresi and in 1954 was first served at Caribe Hilton Beachcomber Bar in Puerto Rico. At that time, two bartenders had fought over the right to claim this drink as their own. 

Soon its popularity increased and in 1978 it was declared as the “National Drink” of Puerto Rico. 

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Why National Piña Colada Day is loved by Americans, Here’s the answer!

  • Piña colada is one of the drinks which are island vacation drinks. Piña Colada is a sweet, creamy, rum-based drink, which immediately brings the island vibe as its perfect summer quaff. 
  • The drink tastes good even without alcohol. The velvety, sugary ingredients come together in a desert-like concoction that can satisfy your sweet tooth. 
  • The drink also has its own song, the song is created by Rupert Holmes and is titled as “Escape.” Popular lyrics of the song say, “If you like Piña Colada and getting caught in the rain.”  

Interesting facts about popular drink Piña Colada: 

1.) In 2010, the world’s largest Piña Colada was created with the help of cement mixture. The estimated quantity of drink was 310 litres. 

2.) Rupert Holmes’ song put the drink on the map and the rest is history. 

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3.) This easy on taste buds drink is not so easy on the waistline. Piña Colada can have calories up to 650 calories.

4.) When blue curacao is added to the traditional drink, it becomes the most famous version of the drink.

5.) Piña Colada is one of the top 40 drinks in the world.

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