Pina Colada (1922); Typical Cuban Dishes (1940)

Joanne M. Despres jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Thu Jan 3 21:14:15 UTC 2002

Here's our 1923 cite for pina colada:

...a pina colado -- a glass, nearly as large and quite as thin as
possible, of the chilled essence of pineapple.

Page 44
San Cristobal de la Habana
Knopf 1923

>From the look of it, this source also (like Barry Popik's) associates
the drink with Cuba (unless there's a San Cristobal de la Habana
somewhere else -- but I haven't found one in my geographical
dictionary).  But this pina colada doesn't seem to be the mixed
drink with coconut, lime juice, rum etc.  Thanks for the antedate,
Barry -- I'd have had to assign a later date to the entry otherwise,
since this cite doesn't fit the definition we enter.


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