Summer is primetime for many things. A few of my favorites are camping, floating (can you tell I’m from the Midwest?), long sunlight hours, beach vacations, BBQ sauce (yes, vegetarians like it too), and frozen cocktails. I could probably go on, as summer is maybe my favorite season.
Although, why choose? But it’s that last one, frozen cocktails, that I want to focus on today. And if you’ve never heard of a Chi-Chi before, then you are in for a treat! It’s basically a close cousin to a Piña Colada, so get excited!!! I also have to admit that I love the almost-lime-green color that this drink turns out to be. It’s fun and vibrant and just feels really summertime to me. 🙂
Green Apple and Pear Chi-Chi Cocktail, serves one
1 1/2 oz. KINKY Green vodka liqueur
3/4 oz. cream of coconut
4 oz. pineapple juice
1-2 cups ice
Using a jigger to measure will make throwing together this cocktail a breeze as usually the larger cup is 1 1/2 oz. and the smaller is 3/4 oz. But be sure to double check yours if you are unsure.
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend well until you’ve got a delicious looking slushy situation. 🙂
You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are making these for a group. In these photos I tripled the above recipe. So this is a good one for any kind of get-togethers, but I am just hoping you will make these for a pool party because in my mind that would be the BEST THING EVER.
You can garnish these all sorts of ways. I used pineapple leaves and the tops of a few pears to give mine a fun and playful look. If you want to keep it simple, you could garnish with a cherry and straw. Easy. You do you, as with some cocktails (especially fun frozen ones like this) it can be cool to get creative with the garnish—how very tiki. 🙂
One note—Make sure to shake the cream of coconut well. If you’re not used to this ingredient, it’s awesome and perfect for all sorts of delicious cocktails like this one, but it’s a thicker liquid that can settle into two parts in the bottle. So it’s good to shake well before measuring it out for use.
Check out this Sparkling Pear and Ginger Cocktail if you love a good pear cocktail as well!
Thanks for letting me share. Hope there’s a happy hour in your future soon! xo. Emma
P.S. Check out 40 Fun Cocktails to Make at Home for more recipes!
I love this idea! The ingredients are simple and it looks like you spent forever preparing them! It’s the perfect way to impress your guests and play hostess with style!
Green Apple and Pear Chi-Chi Cocktail, awesome combination. looks and ingredients are also very tempting. The recipe is easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
Where can I get the Kinky Green? I haven’t seen it in stores.
These look so refreshing.
I first thought that you somehow put the pear inside the glass, haha!
Thanks for the great recipe!
Very good .. Congratulations. 🙂
I’m going to have to experiment with options that are available in Canada. I love the idea of a green drink!
Nice content. Thank you
This drink looks so fun!
Very clever! I can see a drink recipe book in the ABM future… 😉
These look so refreshing!
I will certainly be making these! You had me at pina colada’s cousin! Does the Chi-Chi need to be the Apple-pear combo? Or would any of the vodka flavors work?
Looks delicious!!! fantastic recipe
The Pink Pineapple
The presentation is really really tempting 🙂
I love the ear sitting atop the drink! Makes it so spunky and cute. Pears are so underrated, they don’t get the attention they deserve. This looks delicious!
Me too! I hadn’t thought of it until this post.
Love how you decorated it with an actual pear. It makes me want to try it so much more, a great serving tip!
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