If you’re like me, the thought of a Piña Colada has you conjuring up images of a tropical beach vacation where the only thing to worry about is what number SPF sunblock to apply. But there is no rule that says that Piña Coladas are only for vacations.
So break out the blender and try DonQ Gold’s original recipe on family and friends this Memorial Day Weekend! Those of you thinking, “No thanks, way too many calories for me,” can try DonQ’s two “skinny” riffs on the classic and still get into that bathing suit!
Here’s A Fun Factoid On The History Of The Pina Colada
In 1954, Ramon “Monchito” Marrero Perez introduced customers of the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the piña colada, meaning ‘strained pineapple.’ According to legend, Ramon found himself in the possession of a new product, Coco López, cream of coconut. After experimenting for three months, he mixed it with DonQ Gold Rum and pineapple, blending with ice for texture and temperature. The drink was an immediate hit with the hotel’s star-studded clientele and the piña colada became an island staple.
DonQ Piña Colada Recipe
1 ½ oz. DonQ Gold Rum
1 oz. coconut cream
2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
Add ice, mix in blender and garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
DonQ Skinny Colada- On the Rocks
2 oz. DonQ Coco rum
1 oz. Pineapple juice
½ oz. Coconut milk
Shake all ingredients with ice.
Strain into a highball glass with ice.
Garnish with pineapple wedge and dry coconut flakes.
Approximately 195 calories
DonQ Skinny Colada- Blended
1½ oz. DonQ Gold rum
1 oz. Unsweetened pineapple juice
½ oz. Cream of coconut
Mix all ingredients with ice in a blender at high speed.
Serve in a stemmed tall glass.
Garnish with pineapple slice and cherry.
Approximately 177 calories