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The Drink: SUSHISAMBA’s Lychee Cooler

The Drink: SUSHISAMBA’s Lychee Cooler


Richard Woods’ deconstruction of the Piña Colada is available at the West Village fusion restaurant.

This National Piña Colada Day, enjoy SUSHISAMBA's take on the classic cocktail. Thanks to mixologist Richard Woods, you can enjoy one of these light libations surrounded by the lush greenery and beautiful patio of the West Village restuarant or from home. 

Woods described his inspiration for the drink:

"I wanted to capture the popularity of the Pina Colada whilst creating a brand specific drink, the Lychee Cooler was created. But not satisfied with a simple recreation, I looked at how the drink could be better. Make it lighter, fresher, more complex. It's all about balance - an integral ingredient but one that you will never find listed in any recipe sheet."

SUSHISAMBA's Lychee Cooler


1oz Grey Goose

1oz St Germaine

1.5oz Lychee juice

0.5oz Vanilla Syrup

1oz Coco Lopez

1oz Bitter Lemon

Fill the glass with cubed ice and shake with all ingredients but the bitter lemon. Strain into a sling glass, and top with bitter lemon, lychee, upside down bamboo leaf, and large mint sprig.

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