Hi everyobody! Happy Sunday to you all
It's Shahrul's word this week at OurBeautiful World and she picked chill!
Something cold comes to mind when I hear the word but it's probably not your kind of cold but the one needed to placate the heat. You see our temps are in the 90's still and our favorite way of chilling is with a drink in hand as in a Piña Colada.
This world famous drink was invented in 1963 at Barrachina in Old San Juan Puerto Rico
This marble plaque is on the streetside of the building in Fortaleza St.
pretty close to the Governors Mansion
the street view and now the drink
it all begins with this, locally grown it produces the best juice I have ever tried
the brand is Lotus and it has been in production since 1862, the cream of coconut, another puertorican concoction was developed in 1948
here's the recipe
FIY the pineapple is the fruit of a bromeliad
so if you clean cut the top and you pit it in water it will root
on the windowsill and barely touching the water
this is a plant I have had for almost a year now, they take a long time to bloom, need a lot of sun too
so juicy and fresh and delicious
now isn't this the life... a perfect glass of piña colada to chill your afternoon, I prefer mine with no alcohol, but nothing beats puertorican rums...Bacardi, Don Q, they are all perfect for it
And nothing is complete without a sweet escape...
Since you need to try the real thing, the perfect blend of juice and cream of coconut I am going to give a lucky reader the chance to blend its own. All you have to do is leave me a comment, become a follower and I will pick a lucky winner and send some ingredients your way!
Good luck and hugs to you from Sunny Puerto Rico