john eason

since July 2010


Piña Colada Cocktail 10 Jul 2010
2:29 pm

You certainly have the historical data down on the Pina Colada. Dissapointing that you chose a different rum than the original recipe calls for. Originally DonQ Gold was used in the cocktail not a “white rum” and certainly not Bacardi. I prefer mine with an additional shot of DonQ Anejo on top as a floater.


Piña Colada Cocktail 11 Jul 2010
5:03 am

Remember we are talking Puerto Rico as the orgin of the drink and the Serralles family has been there making DonQ there for 7 generations! DonQ is the National Product of Puerto Rico.  It is considered premium to Bacardi in Puerto RIco selling up to $2.00 a bottle more and also posts better sales figuers on the island. We have a signed document in the Serralles archives from the cocktails creator Ramon Wlarrero. I tried to post a picture but there is nowhere to do it.. If you talk to anyone at the Caribe Hilton, to this day they still take great pride in this creation as do the folks at DonQ.

Piña Colada Cocktail 12 Jul 2010
11:54 am

I need to read that book. In Puerto Rico we are told that the gold is what was used in the original recipe. We have a document in the Serralles archives from Mr Marrero that he used DonQ in the cocktail. I would post a picture of it but I don’t see a way. Note…I have worked for DonQ for the past two years. Very doubtful this history has be “rewritten”. The Serralles have always claimed that they were the original rum brand in the cocktail.

Never the less. I do love National Pina Colada Day. What better excuse to enjoy one.