In anticipation of the fall season, we recently provided a list of West Coast places to see fall colors as the leaves change, and last #ThurstyThursday we took a look at several cocktails inspired by fall weather. Even though fall begins today at 10:21 am EST in 2016, when day and night are both 12 hours long, most of the country is still enjoying the summer weather.
Tiki Drinks are hot! The original Tiki cocktail movement is in full force, with real mixology spinning back to basics on the classics but with homemade grenadine, fresh juices, and coconut, and other high-quality ingredients.
So here are some tropical favorites to remind you to enjoy the warm weather until fall really kicks in.
The Piña Colada originated in Puerto Rico. Ramón “Monchito” Marrero claims to have created the Piña Colada in 1954 when a bartender at the Caribe Hilton. He continued to serve the drink at the Caribe Hilton for 35 years after its creation and was finally rewarded for his efforts in 1978 when Puerto Rico officially proclaimed the cocktail its national drink!
The remodeled Caribe Hilton Bar, Caribar Rums & Light Bites, provides a new menu reflecting the Evolution of the Piña Colada, including a contemporary version: the Clear Colada.
Recipe Caribe Hilton Piña Colada
2 ounces rum
1 ounce cream of coconut
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
Mix rum, cream of coconut, heavy cream and pineapple juice in a blender. Add ice and mix for 15 seconds. Serve in a 12-ounce glass and garnish with fresh pineapple and a cherry.
These Cocktails and more can be found on our Drinks board on Pinterest