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 courtyard
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


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such fun photos!!!!

Shahrul Niza said...

Ohh how refreshing!!! I LOVE Pina Colada, without alcohol of course :). WOW, now I know it all started from Puerto Rico!. Over here, people grow pineapples in pots sometimes especially if they have small gardens. Delicious shots of the juicy fruit, have you tried grilled pineapples for snack?. YUM!.

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely place you showed us ... and that does look good!! I have tried a few of these in my time ... I really love pineapple! Enjoy your day my friend!

Leovi said...

Deliciosa piña colada..., tendré que ir a Puerto Rico para probar la verdadera piña colada tumbado en una playa virgen! Besos!

Barbara said...

Love your photo history and recipe! And I love everything rum-based ;-)

Audrey Pettit said...

Ahhh, what bliss! Now I want one!

AppleApricot Wen said...

Love to read your story and see the photos. Thank you for sharing the history and whatabouts. Unfortunately I'm allergic to both pineapple and alcohol, so you better don't count me in for the draw, lol! Hugs

Unknown said...

Hello my friend. Your sweet drink looks so yummy. I LOVE pina coladas.
I bet they are the best there in Puerto Rico..

Love your photos.

I do hope you are having a wonderful week..


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ahhhh..... I so want one right now, LOL!

dawn said...

I love your idea of CHILL, very refreshing and pretty too. Thanks for the lesson on pineapples, had no idea any of this. I had one years ago and enjoyed it. We do like to buy fresh pineapple and eat it for snacks.
Thanks for sharing!