Pikachu Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Pikachu Cocktail is a fun, fruity drink inspired by the popular Pokémon character. It's a relatively new cocktail, created by fans of the franchise who wanted a drink that captures the spirit of the lovable electric mouse. This cocktail is perfect for anyone who enjoys sweet, tropical flavors and has a soft spot for Pokémon.

  • Era: Modern
  • Primary alcohol: Rum
  • Flavor: Sweet, Fruity

How Pikachu Tastes?

The Pikachu Cocktail is a sweet and fruity concoction. The pineapple juice and coconut rum give it a tropical twist, while the grenadine adds a hint of tartness. The overall taste is refreshing, light, and perfect for a summer day.

Interesting facts about Pikachu

  • The Pikachu Cocktail is named after the popular Pokémon character, Pikachu.
  • Despite its sweet and fruity taste, it contains a fair amount of alcohol, making it a 'sneaky' cocktail.
  • It's a great cocktail for themed parties, especially for fans of the Pokémon franchise.


Coconut Rum

The 1.5 oz of coconut rum provides the spirituous backbone and tropical flair. It's not so much as to knock you off your feet, but not so little that you'd miss the island vibe. Without it, the drink would lack the boozy kick; it'd be more of a mocktail than a cocktail. If you substituted it with a plain white rum, you'd lose some sweetness and coconut essence, but it would still be a fun drink.

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Pineapple Juice

With 3 oz of pineapple juice, we're adding the sweet and tart body of the cocktail. It's just enough to give the drink a full pineapple punch without overwhelming it. Skip it, and you'll lose Pikachu's sunny disposition. If you're feeling adventurous, try mango juice for a different type of tropical experience.

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A modest 0.5 oz of grenadine gives us our sweet low note and that lovely sunset hue. More might make Pikachu blush too much, and less, well, you might miss the color play altogether. Leave it out, and you lose that signature color that helps make this drink memorable. A drop of raspberry syrup could be an alternative for a similar color effect with a different berry twist.

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Ice is as essential here as a lightning bolt for Pikachu; it chills the drink and tames the flavors. Without it, you'd have a tepid potion not worth battling with. If you use crushed ice, you'll get a quicker chill and slightly more dilution, which can be nice if you like your drinks a bit milder.

Mary Mitkina

Pineapple Slice

Pineapple slice is your tropical garnish that adds a visual and edible attraction. Without it, would it even be a Pikachu? Say you swap it for a slice of lime, you'll add a zesty note while maintaining the tropical theme.

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Maraschino Cherry

Finally, the maraschino cherry is the sweet cherry on top, rounding out flavors and giving a playful nod to Pokémon's bright colors. No cherry, no Pokéball charm. Try a raspberry for a similar burst of color and a tangy taste.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Pikachu Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add 1.5 oz of coconut rum, 3 oz of pineapple juice, and 0.5 oz of grenadine to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your glass before serving for a colder, more refreshing cocktail.
  • Don't overdo it with the grenadine, as it can make the cocktail too sweet.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Shrimp: The sweet tropical flavors of the Pikachu cocktail complement the slight smokiness of grilled shrimp, especially when marinated in a citrus-based sauce.
  • Fruit Kabobs: A skewer of mixed fruits, such as pineapple, mango, and melon, will harmonize with the fruity notes of the cocktail.
  • Spicy Thai Salad: The sweetness of the cocktail can balance the heat from a spicy Thai salad, creating a pleasant contrast.


  • Coconut Cake: The coconut rum in the Pikachu will pair beautifully with a rich and fluffy coconut cake.
  • Mango Sorbet: A tropical sorbet like mango will continue the island vibe and cleanse the palate between sips.


  • Ice-cold Water: To cleanse your palate between sips of the Pikachu cocktail or bites of a spicy dish.
  • Sparkling Water with a Lime: For a non-alcoholic pairing that complements the cocktail's tropical essence.

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What you could change in Pikachu

  • Coconut Rum: Can be substituted with regular rum and a splash of coconut cream.
  • Pineapple Juice: Can be substituted with orange juice for a different tropical flavor.
  • Grenadine: Can be substituted with cranberry juice for a less sweet version.

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Thunder Shock

  • Replace coconut rum with spiced rum: The spiciness will zap your taste buds in a way that even Pikachu would be proud of.
  • Splash of lime juice: Just for that extra shock.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel: To represent Pikachu's electric side.

When you shake up these ingredients, you get a cocktail that's a bit more on the daring side, with a kick that will jolt your senses and leave you energized.

Raichu Evolution

  • Blend the cocktail: For a smoothie-like consistency.
  • Add a banana: To sweeten the deal and give it a creamy twist.
  • Top with whipped cream and a spark of cinnamon: To hint at Raichu's evolved spice.

This version will be richer and more dessert-like, perfect for those who want to take their Pikachu to the next level.

Pichu Prelude

  • Non-alcoholic swap: Use coconut water instead of coconut rum.
  • Add a dash of ginger ale: For bubbly fun.
  • Use a cherry syrup: Instead of grenadine for a more playful sweetness.

A perfect starter drink for the younger crowd or those preferring a non-alcoholic version, it keeps the fun without the rum!

In case you forgot basics how to make Pikachu

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pikachu

Can I use other flavors of rum for this cocktail?

Yes, you can, but this might alter the taste of the Pikachu Cocktail significantly.

How many Pikachu Cocktails is it safe to drink in one night?

This depends on your individual tolerance and responsible drinking habits. But since it contains a fair amount of alcohol, drinking in moderation is advised.

Can this cocktail be made non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can substitute the rum with coconut water or another non-alcoholic alternative to maintain the flavor without the alcohol.

Where does the Pikachu Cocktail originate?

It's a modern cocktail, created by fans of the Pokémon franchise.

What kind of occasion is this cocktail best for?

It's a great cocktail for themed parties, especially for fans of Pokémon. Also, its refreshing and light taste makes it perfect for a summer day or a beach party.

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