Good Morning New Orleans

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The Piña Colada’s rich, sweet mix of pineapple and coconut makes it a perfect morning sipper, even if you’re not relaxing on a tropical beach. But mixologists Phil Khanderish and Reza Esmali managed to make the cocktail even more exotic for NOLA's Maypop. "A luxurious eye-opener, this coconut rich cocktail is balanced by the savory notes of Chinese five spice,” they say. “Think Southeast Asian and tiki castaway together in a luscious tall drink." We suggest pairing it with a fluffy stack of pancakes, or some poolside sunscreen and a chaise lounge.



  • 2 oz Añejo Tequila
  • 1 oz coconut purée
  • 1 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • .5 oz passion fruit purée
  • Chinese Five Spice
  • Pineapple Wedge


Step one

Add ingredients, save for the garnishes, to a blender with a cup of ice. Blend until smooth.

Step two

Pour into a Hurricane glass.

Step three

Garnish with a pineapple wedge and dash of Chinese five spice.

Contributed by Phil Khanderish and Reza Esmali

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