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Sunday, July 10, 2016

National Pina Colada Day and a Non Alcoholic Version Recipe

National Pina Colada Day occurs on July 10th every year. So you say thanks for sharing, the day is primarily over. I would say well you still have time to enjoy a cold relaxing pina colda or save this information for future calendar years. 

A pina colada is a sweet cocktail that consists of rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice. Don't enjoy alcohol don't worry there are many non alcohol versions as well. The drink either way is blended or shaken with ice and garnished with cherries, a slice of pinapple, or both. 

Pina Coloda is spanish for "strained pineapple" The first pina colada was created by Ramon "Monchito" Marreto on August 16, 1954 at the Caribe Hilton's Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since 1978 the official drink pf Puerto Rico has been the pina colada.  

National Pina Colada Day is celebrated in July which is also anti boredom month. If you throw a party with the drink of the day being Pina Coldas there will be no more boredom. Just check out this non alcoholic version

  • 2 quarts ice cubes
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 12 fluid ounces tequila (measure with empty limeade can)
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau

  • Garnish:
  • margarita or kosher salt for the rims
  • lime slices cut in half

  1. Working in 2 batches, place 1 quart ice cubes in a blender. Add 1/2 can limeade, 6 ounces tequila and 2 tablespoons Cointreau. Blend at highest speed until drink is almost smooth. Pour into a pitcher and repeat with remaining ingredients. Store in the freezer.
  2. To salt the margarita glasses, pour a single layer of salt on a salad plate. Moisten each glass rim with lime; dip each rim in the salt. Pour margaritas into each glass; garnish with lime. Serve immediately.


  1. I am the biggest Pina Colada fan ever, preferably made with half tots of alcohol. Kind of a middle of the road compromise for someone not keen on the taste of alcohol!

  2. National Pina Colada day? How have I gone my entire adult life without knowing such a thing existed?! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


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