Get excited: tomorrow is National Piña Colada day! Since the piña colada is the only blended drink I enjoy, I wanted to share my favorite recipe. I first made these coladas back in 2005 when I lived in Spain. After a long day at the pool, I craved the tropical combination of pineapple, coconut, and rum. Since I couldn't order it in a bar, I found a recipe that calls for fresh pineapple. It's a simple concoction that results in a sublime cocktail. It's thick, frothy, fruity, and potent. Leave out the rum and you've got a special treat for the kiddies. While you make the drink, I highly recommend listening to "Escape/The Piña Colada Song" — it will get you in the mood! (I may have listened to it while writing this story . . .)
I can't help it, every single time anyone says "Piña Colada," that song gets stuck in my head. You know the one that goes:
If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain...
Well, something tells me this song is going to be stuck in my head all day long because today, July 10, is National Piña Colada day! So put on the song, get out your blender and get to work. There are only 23 hours left to celebrate!
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