Happy National Piña Colada Day from Spirited Miami!
We love our daiquiris and Piña Coladas here in Miami, so this day holds a special place in our hearts.
And today he is sharing his recipe with the world. Enjoy this one at home but if you want it made by the creator and served in that awesome vessel, you need to stop by Rum Line tonight! But the the Piña Colada does not come without a bit of disputed history which Punch does a great job of documenting.
According to Punch (original article here):
“the Piña Colada was declared Puerto Rico’s national drink in 1978, over 20 years after the drink’s more recited origin tales.”
“the island’s two most believable stories suggest that it was created either at the Beachcomber Bar in the Caribe Hilton Hotel (by Ramón “Monchito” Marrero Pérez in 1952 or Ricardo García in 1954) or at Barrachina by Ramon Portas Mingot in 1963.”
To Spirited Miami, the best Piña Colada is a fresh one, sometimes we enjoy it frozen and other moments it’s best enjoyed hand-shaken.
Here is Rob Ferrara’s hand-shaken recipe:
Add all ingredients into mixing tin.
Add ice and shake for 20 seconds.
Strain into a pineapple tiki mug (if available).
Top with crushed ice
Garnish with sprinkle of nutmeg