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The Chartreuse Colada Recipe

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.


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.