Puerto Rico is the birthplace of Piña Colada: Here's the story behind the popular cocktail

Today is National Piña Colada Day in Puerto Rico, the birthplace of this much-loved cocktail. The island was officially given that title back in 1978, when it was recognised for being home to the key ingredient Bacardi – and as the world’s overall largest exporter of rum.

If you like piña colada, head to Puerto Rico

Cocktails command a leading role in Puerto Rico’s gastronomic narrative. The piña colada hails from capital city San Juan, but the identity of its inventor remains a mystery on the island.

In 1978, the piña colada was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico. In 2004, Caribe Hilton Hotel was presented with a proclamation signed by

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