Piña colada literally means "strained pineapple". The name is a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used to prepare one of the most-popular drinks in the world. This refreshing and sweet drink is made with rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice. It is usually served with crushed ice, a slice of lemon and a straw.
The story of piña colada starts on a Puerto Rican beach in 1954. Its creator, Ramón "Monchito" Marrer, had experimented on its recipe for three months before he presented the results at the bar where he worked. The drink was served there for the next 35 years. Marrer was finally rewarded for his efforts when the drink was proclaimed one of the national symbols of Puerto Rico.
The Polish season for piña colada lasts the whole summer. The cocktail is first served when temperatures go up and people are in urgent need of refreshment.