The Chartreuse Colada Recipe

A Pina Colada
Photo by Tyler Zelinski

Courtesy, Erick Castro, partner of Raised by Wolves, San Diego

Erick Castro’s unorthodox take started when he swapped in gin for rum in a classic colada. He liked how pineapple and coconut complemented gin’s herbal botanicals, so he grabbed a bottle of Green Chartreuse and never looked back.

“In the Piña Verde, I remove the spirit altogether and replace it with a high-proof liqueur, in this case Green Chartreuse, to much success,” says Castro.

The Amaro Highball Recipe
  • 1½ ounces Green Chartreuse
  • 1½ ounces pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce Coco Lopez
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Mint sprig, for garnish

Combine all ingredients except garnish in a blender with a small handful of cracked or crushed ice. Blend on medium, adding more ice gradually until texture becomes smooth. Pour into a glass or tiki mug. Garnish with mint sprig.

Published on August 28, 2020