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National Piña Colada Day

Put your hands up and get ready to party - National Piña Colada Day is here! Get your blender ready and enjoy the flavors of summer in a glass.
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July 10
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Get ready to celebrate National Piña Colada Day on July 10 with a frosty and delicious glass of the classic cocktail! This day has been celebrated since 1978 when it was declared a holiday by Ricardo A. Cofresí in Puerto Rico, honoring the beverage that is now known as an iconic symbol of Caribbean culture. Whether you prefer yours frozen, blended or over ice, join us in celebrating this special day with your favorite version of this sweet tropical treat!

History of National Piña Colada Day

National Piña Colada Day Dates

National Piña Colada Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1954</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Piña Colada Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Bartender Ramón Marrero created the Piña Colada in Puerto Rico, intending to capture all of the island's flavors in a single glass.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Coco Lopez Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>The invention of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut marked an important milestone for the Piña Colada, as the rich, creamy coconut ingredient became a crucial part of the recipe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Puerto Rico’s Official Drink</div><div class='timeline-text'>Puerto Rico declared the Piña Colada as its official national drink, further cementing its status as an iconic Caribbean cocktail.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Throughout the 1990s, the Piña Colada gained international recognition due to its feature in various films, TV shows, and music, becoming synonymous with vacation and relaxation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Piña Colada Festival</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Piña Colada Festival was held in Puerto Rico, reinforcing the drink's cultural significance and popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>65th Anniversary Special Edition</div><div class='timeline-text'>To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Piña Colada, several distilleries launched special edition rums, highlighting the history and taste of the famous cocktail.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Piña Colada Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own Piña Colada</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up some pineapple juice, coconut cream or milk, and rum to create the perfect Piña Colada. Throw some ice in for a chilled summer treat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for a Piña Colada</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it's a fancy restaurant or a beach tiki bar, treat yourself to a delicious Piña Colada. Ask them to make it special with some added flavors like mango, strawberry or banana.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a Piña Colada party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>The perfect way to celebrate National Piña Colada Day is to invite your friends over for a party. Make sure you have plenty of pineapple juice, coconut cream or milk, and rum on hand.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Piña Colada themed clothing</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hit up the thrift store and find some fun pieces of clothing to fit the theme. Think beach wear and tropical prints!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Piña Colada trivia night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Test your knowledge of the famous cocktail with a Piña Colada themed trivia night! Get creative with the questions and prizes.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Piña Colada Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Piña Coladas are refreshing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing says summer like a cold, delicious piña colada! The combination of pineapple and coconut is both sweet and tart, making it the perfect way to cool off on hot days or add sweetness to a tropical getaway.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Piña Coladas can be enjoyed anywhere</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to be at an exotic beach resort to enjoy the sweet flavor of piña coladas. Thanks to pre-made mixes and easy recipes, you can make these tasty drinks right in your own kitchen! They're perfect for parties, backyard BBQs, or just a special treat for yourself.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Piña Coladas are fun to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only are piña coladas delicious, but they're also incredibly easy and fun to make. Mixing up this classic drink is a great way to get creative in the kitchen, experiment with different juices and flavors, and impress your friends with your mixology skills!</p></div></div>

5 Refreshing Revelations for Piña Colada Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Song "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" has no connection to the drink's history</h3><p class='facts-content'>While the 1979 song by Rupert Holmes made the Piña Colada globally famous, it didn't contribute towards any actual development of the cocktail itself.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Different Variations of Piña Coladas Exist</h3><p class='facts-content'>Different regions have their own take on the classic Piña Colada. The Chi Chi, for example, uses vodka instead of rum and is a popular variant in Hawaii.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Piña Colada means Strained Pineapple in Spanish</h3><p class='facts-content'>The cocktail's name indicates its original primary ingredient - fresh pineapple juice which was strained from the fruit's pulp.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Piña Coladas were once served without ice</h3><p class='facts-content'>Back in 1950s Puerto Rico, blenders weren't widely used, so the original Piña Coladas were served without crushed ice, more like a juice than the thick cocktail we know today.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>World's Largest Piña Colada was 23,000 Liters</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2014 at the Piña Colada Festival, a colossal 23,000 liter Piña Colada was made, setting the record for the world's largest Piña Colada.</p></div></div>

National Piña Colada Day FAQs

When is National Piña Colada Day?

National Piña Colada Day is celebrated on July 10 every year. In 2024 National Piña Colada Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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