I have no idea who came up with this, but why not! Besides, I’ve been to the Caribe Hilton and it is the ultimate mid-century American hotel in San Juan. And FYI there are a lot of cool Deco hotels too, kind of like South Beach.

Here’s the article describing the history of the Pina Colada according to Hilton. And a shortcut to the recipe is below:

Just be sure to garnish the finished product with fresh pineapple or a cherry (or both!) and begin planning your next tropical getaway:Caribe Hilton’s Original Piña Colada Recipe:

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. coconut cream
  • 1 oz. heavy cream
  • 6 oz. 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-oz. glass.

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