In celebration of National Piña Colada Day on Monday, July 10th, and to give NY/NJ transit riders some relief from the “Summer of Hell” commute, an Upper East Side restaurant is unveiling the largest piña colada ever made in history.
Selena Rosa restaurant will whip up over 150 gallons of the sweet, rum-based cocktail in a cement mixer, and serve it in a six foot tall glass in front of their UES location (1712 2nd Avenue at the corner of 89th Street) beginning at noon today. Free blended and on-the-rocks piñas will be given away to all riders of LIRR, NJ Transit, and Amtrak—since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed this the summer of hell in response to multiple train derailments and disruptive Amtrak repairs that went into effect on July 1st.
Restaurant customers can get in on the free drink action, too. Cheers to that!