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Piña Colada Dessert

September 23, 2019 | Food

A change of season

Saying goodbye to summer isn’t always easy. The long and (sometimes) sunny days are over, and we are already looking back to our days outdoors with a hint of nostalgia. Couldn’t summer last just a little longer? Fortunately, we have made some changes to our Dessert Menu here at Picanha so this transition isn’t so painful, Chester.

For this, our Executive Chef Fran Martinez has created our brand-new ‘Piña Colada’ dessert. This is a refreshing, light and balanced version of the famous cocktail in an edible form, allowing us to enjoy a taste of summer with a spoon. All this without the need to look for a spot on a sunny terrace!

From being a pirates drink (more about this below) to becoming one of the world’s favourite cocktails, this now delicious dessert will transport you to a summer holiday with every bite.

Piña Colada Dessert

Piña Colada Dessert

The Piña Colada Dessert

Served in a bespoke glass, this unique dessert is made out of delicious pineapple marmalade topped with a rum sponge, indulgent creamy coconut ice-cream and a tasty Piña Colada foam. To finish it off, freeze-dried pineapple and cherry top this delightful dessert.

To make it even better and despite its complexity, this delicious dessert is completely free from any allergens, and it is also vegan. Do you need any more reasons to give it a try?

Piña Colada Dessert

Piña Colada Dessert

History of the cocktail that inspired our dessert

The famous cocktail was first invented by pirates in Puerto Rico, although we could say this was more a prototype of the modern Piña Colada. It is said that a group of pirates mixed the few things they could find on their boat (rum, coconut water, and pineapple juice). It wasn’t until later on in 1054 that what we today know as Piña Colada was invented.

We owe this creation to Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1954, his manager asked him to come up with a new signature concoction. Ramón spent three months experimenting and playing with the flavours until he came up with the perfect combination.

amón “Monchito” Marrero, and his famous creation (Image credit: Hilton Hotels)

Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, and his famous creation (Image credit: Hilton Hotels)

Recently, our sister brand Fazenda shared the recipe for this gorgeous dessert, so make sure you have a look at it too if you want to try this at home.

Next time you visit us make sure you give this dessert a try, and if you do let us know what you think in the comments section below! Also, remember that for news and more you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook, where we share daily updates.