What comes to mind when you hear Piña Colada? Is it the infamous 50 First Dates soundtrack? A repetitive one liner swirling around your mouth? Getting caught in the rain? Or, is it an ice cold, refreshing, boozy cocktail?
As much as it may have been the first three, we’re going to make it the latter!
To celebrate Piña Colada (Spanish: piña, pineapple + colada, strained) day this year, we’re giving you a free one between 10th-14th July* thanks to Pernod Ricard!
A Piña Colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry or both.
Every 10th July, the world celebrates the delicious combination of rum, pineapple and coconut. This year, we’re kickstarting the weekend from Wednesday 10th and keeping the party going until Sunday 14th July because why limit the Piña Colada party to just one day?
Originally created at the Hilton Beachcomber hotel in Puerto Rico in 1954, not only is it a global bestseller but the twists are endless! Apparently, the hotel management had expressly requested Monchito (the creator of the cocktail) to mix a new signature drink that would delight the demanding palates of its star-studded clientele. After three intense months of blending, shaking and experimenting, the first Piña Colada was born (thank goodness!)
However, according to cocktail legend, Monchito may not have been the first person to combine coconut, pineapple and white rum. Puerto Rican pirate Robert Cofresí is said to have served his crew the mix in the early 1800s in order to boost morale. But we just want to drink it right?
We want to make the best one, so we use Malibu Original: the world’s favourite coconut flavoured Caribbean rum! Nothing beats an original. But Malibu isn’t just an original, it’s sunshine in a bottle with a smooth fresh flavour. Are you thirsty yet? Take a look at Pernod Ricard’s full portfolio here.
We want to get you in the mood for the summer and transport you to a beach with the sun blaring down and a cocktail in hand.
Pineapple is the UK’s 4th most popular cocktail flavour and coconut is 10th
It has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978
It is the 3rd most well-known cocktail in the UK!
You can receive a free Piña Colada for Piña Colada day 2019 with every main course purchased at Thaikhun between 10th-14th July 2019!
*Terms & Conditions: One free Piña Colada included in the main course price. One per person, per main course. You must be over 18 to receive the cocktail, challenge 25 in place. Not valid with any other offer or promotion.