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One of the quatricentennial houses along Calle Fortaleza, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico's main street, bears a sign that claims that Piña Colada was invented there by Don Ramon Portas Mingot in 1963.

Piña Colada is now known around the world as a symbol of the Tropics. The name evokes thoughts of palm trees, sandy beaches, hula dances, lelolais, and all sorts of exotic, romantic happenings.
Piña Colada
Tropical Jade

1/4 tsp Green Creme de Menthe
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz White Rum
1/2 tsp Powdered Sugar
1 Wedge Lime
Squeeze lime wedge into a shaker. Add all ingredients and mix. Strain and serve as a shooter.


Pink Flamingo

1 oz. Absolut 100
1/2 oz. Creme de Noyeax
1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao (clear)
2 oz. 1/2 & 1/2
splash grenadine
Shake with ice and strain. Serve straight up!


A Day at the Beach

1 oz Coconut Rum (Malibu)
1/2 oz Amaretto
4 oz Unsweetened Orange Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
Shake rum, amaretto, and orange juice with ice. Pour into a highball glass over ice. Top with grenadine. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a strawberry.


Bahama Mama

1/4 oz Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz Dark Rum
1/2 oz Coconut Liqueur
1/4 oz 151 Proof Rum
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
4 oz Pineapple juice or crushed pineapple
Combine all ingredients and pour over cracked ice in a collins glass. Decorate with a strawberry or cherry and serve.
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8 fluid ounces Pineapple juice (preferably, of course, pineapple chunks from a fresh pineapple)
8 fluid ounces Coconut cream (available canned under several brand names. The best known is Coco Lopez, Real Cream of Coconut. Don't leave this out mannnn!
6 ounces Rum
3 to 4 cups of Ice
Cherries
Slices of pineapple, orange or lime
In a blender, grind ice while gradually adding the pineapple, coconut cream and rum. Alternatively, use shaved ice. The ice should be thick enough to hold a cherry on top without sinking in. Serve in a tall glass with a straw. Garnish with one cherry and a slice of fruit. Insert a paper umbrella for that additional tropical, exotic touch.

Omit the rum for a delicious non-alcoholic Piña Colada.
Now poke a colorful Paper umbrella in it and sit back and be cooooool.