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What is a piña colada?
A piña colada is an alcoholic blended drink that usually includes rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, pineapple or pineapple juice, and ice.
Piña colada may also refer to a mix of coconut and pineapple flavors to create ice cream, soft drinks, frozen drinks, and other foods or drinks.
Example: I’ve been experimenting with a piña colada cake recipe, and my latest one is yummy!
Where does piña colada come from?
The first records of the term piña colada come from around the 1920s. Piña colada is the Spanish term for “strained pineapple.”
The general formula for a piña colada is one part rum, one part pineapple, and a half part coconut. However the exact ingredients and formula vary, depending on who makes the drink. Lime juice is sometimes added for flavor, and cherries and pieces of pineapple are often used to garnish the drink. When the amount of ice is increased and the drink blended, the result is a frozen piña colada.
One of the most famous references to piña coladas in popular culture is in the song “Escape” by Ruperrt Holmes, also officially known as “The Piña Colada Song,” because of the refrain’s well-known first line, “If you like piña coladas.”
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How is piña colada used in real life?
Piña coladas are particularly popular in the summer or where it’s always hot.
To be real you can't just pull up to any 711 & get a piña colada slurpee. It's like a rare Pokemon.
— Lil Debbie (@L1LDebbie) July 13, 2016
I might have panic-bought a pina colada cocktail in a can.
— Lucy Worsley (@Lucy_Worsley) November 1, 2020
Apparently I've been trending in Brazil, thanks you lovely people, hopefully one day I'll make it there. Maybe have a piña colada or two!
— Dan Richards (@GuitarmanDan) October 29, 2012
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Strawberries are traditionally put in a piña colada.
How to use piña colada in a sentence
Regulars — me after my maiden visit in September — have been rewarded with a shot of something the bartender is eager to share, one time a restorative piña colada.El Secreto de Rosita seasons its pan-Latin menu with charms galore|Tom Sietsema|October 8, 2021|Washington Post
Whether you’re looking for a reason to escape the unfamiliar overload of social interactions or whether you need a novel to pair with your beachside piña colada, here are 18 of the best books to read this summer.The Best Summer Reads of 2021|Allison McNearney|May 30, 2021|The Daily Beast