When two drinks collide: meet the Side-Colada

The Side-Colada from Long Chim. Credit: Christopher Pearce

The Side-Colada from Long Chim. Photo: Christopher Pearce


In this month’s instalment of When Two Drinks Collide: Long Chim combines the Sidecar with the Piña Colada to create the Side-Colada.

Long Chim’s bars manager, James Connolly, is known for being a fan of tropical tastes, and his Side-Colada doesn’t disappoint (hello, coconut). Note, too, the use of saline solution; it has the benefits of making flavours pop and drawing them across the palate.

Side-Colada recipe

  • 40ml coconut butter-washed cognac
  • 20ml Malibu
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 3 drops pineapple bitters
  • 1 dash of saline solution
  • 1 dash of agave syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice for 8 to 10 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with pineapple sugar.