From The Bahamas to St Thomas, the Caribbean’s Most Famous Cocktails – Caribbean Journal

Some of the most famous cocktails in the world originated in the Caribbean, and while they come in a variety of tastes and traditions, they all share one common ingredient: rum. Here are some of our favorite Caribbean cocktails and how you can make them at home.

Pia Colada, Caribe Hilton

The Pia Colada is a midcentury classic that matches perfectly with its birthplace,San Juans Caribe Hilton hotel. Bartender Ramn Monchito Marrero invented the popular tropical drink in 1954, originallya non-alcoholic refresher blended in a shaker glass (it was years later thatMarrero began adding rum to the mix (the frozen variety arrived even later).The government of Puerto Rico declared the Pina Colada the commonwealthsofficial drink in 1978.

CaribeHilton Pia Colada:

Directions: 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 and garnish with fresh pineapple and a cherry.

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