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Piña colada is the best beach drink according to National Geographic

Piña colada is the best beach drink according to National Geographic

Posted by Juan Gavasa on February 18, 2015

The Puerto Rican piña colada continues to be the world's best beach drink, ranking ahead of other classics like Brazil's caipirinha, the Cuban daiquiri and Mexico's margarita, according to National Geographic magazine.

"Today, San Juan's signature cocktail is sipped all over the world, but tastes best in Puerto Rico, by the beach or pool," said the magazine on Wednesday on its travel Web page, where it publishes the ranking of what it considers to be the top 10 drinks to sip on the beach.

A little more than two years ago, the magazine had first placed the cocktail in the No. 1 slot on its "Top 10" list.

The publication says that "The pineapple, coconut, and rum slurry known as piña colada had been popular in the Caribbean for at least a hundred years before Ramon 'Monchito' Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton's Beachcomber Bar (now called Oasis Bar) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, perfected it in the 1950s using cream of coconut."

Following the Puerto Rican beverage in the rankings, in this order, are Brazil's caipirinha, the Polynesia mai-tai, Jamaica's Red Stripe beer and the Cuban daiquiri.

Rounding out the list, also in the following order, are Mexico's margarita, Italy's limoncello, the Cape Codder from Massachusetts, rosé from France's Côte d'Azur and the gin and tonic from India.

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