July 10th: National Piña Colada Day

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Happy National Piña Colada Day!!! Celebrate Hump Day by (after work of course) kickin’ off the shoes, busting out the blender, throwing on some sunglasses and lounging outside with an umbrella in your glass. Take advantage of the summer weather wherever you are! At the beach or in the city! Or in the country!

The term Piña Colada is actually Spanish for ‘strained pineapple’. Usually, it is a mixture of rum, cream of cocnut, and pineapple juice. It is also the official beverage of Puerto Rico.

So you want to make one of your own?! Try this one out:

A Classic Cocktail Recipe: Pina Colada - A Pinch of This, a Dash of That

2 ounces white rum

2 ounces Malibu coconut rum

3 ounces coconut cream

2 ounces coconut milk

1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 cup ice, more as needed

2 sliced pineapple wedges (for garnish)

Not into a nice cold drink? No troubles (I’ve forgot them, I buried them in the sand)! There are other ways to enjoy Piña Coladas. At B&F we have a soft flavor cone and a Razzle (aka Flurry). I love the Razzle, it is one of my favorites. Crushed pineapple, coconut flakes, and vanilla ice cream… amazing. I might try that concoction on a cone. Also, Ben & Jerry recently came out with a pint of Piña Colada!

You can also make cupcakes! Yes! Cupcakes again! God I love food! Okay here are a few great ones that I found.

Piña Colada Cupcakes

My God, they are adorable!

Strawberry Piña Colada Cupcakes

I honestly love when you can take a spin on anything and create a cupcake out if it! So much fun! You don’t even really have to eat or drink a Piña Colada flavored anything. Do you have lotion, shower gel, lip balm? Go all out!

I will leave you with one of the first songs that I memorized from Garth Brooks:

So bring me two Piña Coladas
One for each hand
Let’s set sail with Captain Morgan
And never leave dry land…

Listen here!

One can dream…right?

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One thought on “July 10th: National Piña Colada Day

  1. Pingback: Today on the tray: Piña coladas | Michael's TV Tray

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