Sometimes you just gotta go tropical. And this weekend is the perfect occasion, as 1. It’s hot AF across the country, and 2. Sunday is National Piña Colada Day. And just in time, our friends at Sailor Jerry sent us this simple and sweet Wahine Piña Colada recipe, along with a little history lesson.
Legend has it that the the piña colada was born in Puerto Rico in the summer of 1954. The drink quickly caught on thanks to its sweet combo of fresh pineapple, sugar and rum. Meanwhile, wahine is a Hawaiian term for female goddess and Hawaiian women were referred to as wahines, symbols of unconditional love. After the second World War, as sailors returned from the islands, that term caught on a bit as well.
So whip up a batch of this delicious beverage this weekend, and no matter how hot it gets, you can take solace in the fact that the glass in your hand will be refreshingly cool and satisfying…
Wahine Piña Colada
1 ½ parts fresh pineapple juice
1 ½ parts house-made cream of coconut
1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake well and pour into a chilled glass or a frozen pineapple. Garnish with sprinkled coconut flakes and orchid.