Playfully dubbed the, “Green-Yuh Colada” by the staff at San Diego’s Polite Provisions, the Piña Verde was originally inspired by bartender Erick Castro’s unorthodox addition of Green Chartreuse to his Piña Coladas. With the goal of creating a distinctly herbal cocktail, Castro swapped the Piña’s typical rum for additional liqueur. With pineapple and lime juice to add a final, fruity kick, this final installment in Punch + West Elm’s summer cocktail series is a welcome update to a tried-and-true seasonal classic. Cheers!
1 ½ ounces Green Chartreuse
1 ½ ounces pineapple juice
¾ ounce Coco Lopez
½ ounce lime juice
Garnish: mint sprig
Add all ingredients to a blender and add ice (about 5-6 regular-sized cubes, cracked). Blend until smooth, and pour into a glass or tiki mug. Garnish with a mint sprig. Editor’s note: Start with less ice; add more as you blend until you’ve achieved your preferred texture.
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Check out all of the cocktail recipes in West Elm and Punch’s summer cocktail series + three extra cocktails on PunchDrink.com!
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