How often do people ask for a piña colada?
All the time. The piña colada is queen here. Men and women alike ask for it.
Virgin or with rum?
Most of the visitors ask for it with rum… but oddly enough, Puerto Ricans tend to ask for virgin piña coladas.
Any special ingredient?
The best twist in a piña colada is mixing it with other fruits. My all-time favorite is mango or mango and strawberry.
Describe the perfect piña colada
The perfect piña colada shouldn’t be too frozen. It should be iced. There should be a perfect balance between pineapple juice and coconut cream. That creates harmony between the sweetness of the coconut and the sourness of the pineapple. It should be mixed with a golden rum, for a more elevated and bold profile.
Want to share a special experience that involves the national drink?
I remember it dearly. A friend of mine came to visit me here (at the hotel) and he tried the piña colada. Later, I went to visit him in his home in New York and we bought all the ingredients to make it over there. All his family and some friends were there, we had such a great time. Towards the end of the night, he told me that the piña colada was good, but it didn’t quite taste the same as the one he had at the hotel. It was the same recipe. That goes to show you that it is not only where you drink it, the piña colada effect is greater in a tropical setting. In a place where the sun shines bright, near a beach or a pool, that’s where you truly enjoy it.