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NYC Restaurant Offers ‘Largest Piña Colada Ever Made' Free to Commuters on First Day of Summer of Hell

What to Know

  • Upper East Side restaurant Selena Rosa is offering a huge pina colada for free to NJ Transit, LIRR and Amtrak riders Monday
  • The restaurant on Second Avenue and 89th Street says it's the biggest pina colada ever made
  • Monday also happens to be National Pina Colada Day

While Monday's first "summer of hell" morning commute went as well as could be expected by most accounts, the evening rush still looms large, and one Upper East Side restaurant is standing by for rail riders who want a (really big) afternoon cocktail before they try to get home. 

Selena Rosa restaurant on Second Avenue at the corner of 89th Street has unveiled what it dubs the "largest Piña Colada ever made in history" -- a 140-gallon, 6-foot glass of the sweet, summery drink so huge the eatery plans to mix it with a cement truck. 

The restaurant says it is doling out the rum-based blend of cream of coconut and pineapple juice for free to LIRR, NJ Transit and Amtrak riders. The promotion also happens to fall on National Piña Colada Day.

While the Guinness Book of World Records doesn't appear to have a current record for largest Piña Colada, it does have one for the largest cocktail. The 2012 record is owned by Nick Nicora of Sacramento, California, who created a 10,499-gallon margarita using a very large cocktail shaker, according to Guinness' website.

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