National Piña Colada Day — July 10

Escape the heat with a cold and creamy drink

Illustration by Lara Manetta

This cocktail often gets shoved into the tiki drink category, but its origins are undeniably tropical. Tiki drinks generally include those invented in the 1950s as part of California’s tiki bar fad. Tiki drinks tend to be complicated, with multiple spirits, syrups, and garnishes. Their tastes tend to be robust, and over-the-top alcohol content is not unusual.

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