You may associate piña coladas with laid-back poolside vacations, but this mix of rum, coconut, and pineapple is actually a pillar of the tiki drink canon.
Quite a few bartenders and bars have claimed to have created the now famous piña colada over the years, but the drink’s true origins are a bit murky. There’s even evidence that traders in the 19th century mixed rum with coconut water and mashed pineapple for what would have been a sort of proto-piña!
In the end, though, I guess it doesn’t really matter. Because piña coladas are amazing.
If you’re looking for a refreshing, sultry cocktail to highlight your next summer party this is it.
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