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By: Katherine Butler on Oct. 19, 2011, 9:19 a.m.

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Piña colada

The piña colada, which here almost looks like peacocks on parade, was allegedly created in 1954 in Puerto Rico by bartender Ramon “Monchito” Marrero. The sweet, rum-based cocktail drink is a flavorful concoction of pineapple and coconut. Alcohol experts have disputed that Marrero created the first one. Early piña coladas were called piña frias, as fria means “cold” in Spanish. The first reference to a pina fria was in the Washington Post in 1906, describing the drink as “refreshment made from the juice of a pineapple.”