Pikachu Ing Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:15

Created by

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 Ing cocktail is a fun and playful cocktail inspired by the popular Pokemon character, Pikachu. It's a relatively new cocktail, gaining popularity among the younger crowd and Pokemon enthusiasts. It's a perfect drink for themed parties, especially for those who love a fruity, tropical taste.

  • Origin: The Pikachu Ing cocktail was first created in a trendy bar in Tokyo, Japan, where Pokemon originated.
  • Popularity: It quickly gained popularity due to its unique name and vibrant color, reminiscent of Pikachu's yellow fur.

How Pikachu Ing Tastes?

The Pikachu Ing cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and sour, with a hint of tropical fruitiness. The pineapple juice gives it a sweet, tangy flavor, while the lemon juice adds a refreshing sour note. The vodka gives it a strong kick, making it a lively and exciting drink.

Interesting facts about Pikachu Ing

  • The Pikachu Ing cocktail is named after Pikachu, one of the most popular characters in the Pokemon franchise.
  • Despite its playful name, the Pikachu Ing cocktail is a strong drink due to its vodka content.
  • The vibrant yellow color of the cocktail is reminiscent of Pikachu's fur color.


A few good options for Pikachu Ing are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


Vodka is the backbone of the cocktail, providing a smooth kick without overpowering the other flavors. At 2 oz, it's just enough to make its presence known without turning the drink into rocket fuel. If you skip the vodka, you're left with a pleasant but non-alcoholic punch. An alternative could be white rum for a slightly sweeter kick.

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Pineapple Juice

Coming in at 4 oz, pineapple juice brings a tropical vibe to the mix. It's sweet, tangy, and a perfect dance partner for vodka. Less juice would lose the pineapple essence, more could overwhelm. No juice, no Pikachu! Coconut water could be a fun swap for a less sweet, more refreshing twist.

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Lemon Juice

Sharp at 1 oz, lemon juice cuts through the sweetness to balance the cocktail. If you're out of lemons, limes are like the Pikachu's cousins – similar, but just a hint more cheeky. Nix the juice and the cocktail falls flat, like a Pikachu without its zing!

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Sugar Syrup

Sweetness alert with 1 oz of sugar syrup! It's here to smooth over any tart disagreements between the lemon and pineapple. If you prefer to cut down on sugar, a splash of agave might work, but be mindful of the balance. It's like Pokémon training – a little less sugar and you've got Pikachu on a diet! Too much, and you're in a sugar rush.

Alex Green

Ice Cubes

As needed - they're like Poké Balls, they keep everything cool and collected. Without ice, it's like a sunny day in the Pokémon world – too warm for comfort. Crushed ice for a frostier texture might just evolve your Pikachu cocktail into a Raichu delight!

Emma Rose

Yellow Food Coloring

One drop to bring the vibrant yellow of Pikachu to life! Without it, the cocktail's still tasty but lacks the visual punch. It's perfectly fine to omit for a more natural look, or if you're feeling wild, shake it up with a bit of blue – who says Pikachu can't have a water-type day?

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Pikachu Ing Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add vodka, pineapple juice, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and yellow food coloring.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple slice and serve.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill the glass before serving for a more refreshing drink.
  • Add the food coloring last to achieve the desired color.

Perfect Pairings


  • Sushi: The citrusy notes of the cocktail complement the flavors of sushi, especially with salmon or tuna.
  • Fried Calamari: The cocktail's acidity and sweetness can cut through the richness of fried foods.
  • Cheese Platter: Select mild cheeses that won't overpower the light and fruity flavors of the 'Pikachu Ing'.


  • Lemon Sorbet: This will enhance the lemon notes of the cocktail.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: The sweetness of the ice cream pairs wonderfully with the tart and tropical flavors of the cocktail.
  • Mango Sticky Rice: A delightful combination with the pineapple and lemon flavors in the cocktail.

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What you could change in Pikachu Ing

  • Vodka: Can be substituted with rum for a more tropical flavor.
  • Pineapple Juice: Can be substituted with orange juice for a different fruity taste.
  • Sugar Syrup: Can be substituted with honey for a natural sweetener.

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The Raichu Rush

  • Add a splash of ginger beer for a zesty kick.
  • Garnish with a slice of ginger instead of pineapple.

The Raichu Rush is zippier, with spicy notes that play off the citrus, giving Pikachu a run for its money. It's like discovering your Pikachu just learned Thunder Punch!

Pichu Spritz

  • Replace part of the vodka with sparkling water.
  • Serve in a wine glass with plenty of ice and a sprig of mint.

Lighter and more bubbly, the Pichu Spritz is a refreshing take for those sunny days catching Pokémon in the park. It's the youthfully sweet evolution before Pikachu comes of age to drink vodka.

Tropical Thunder

  • Substitute pineapple juice with a mix of mango and passion fruit juices.
  • Float a thin layer of blue Curaçao on top for a tropical storm look.

With the Tropical Thunder, you'll taste an electric surge of exotic flavors that'll make you feel like you've just won a battle at the gym. It's a thunderbolt of taste – Pikachu style!

In case you forgot basics how to make Pikachu Ing

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.

Learn everything on how to shake

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.

Learn everything on how to strain

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).

Learn everything on garnishing

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pikachu Ing

Can I make the Pikachu Ing without alcohol?

Yes, you can replace the vodka with soda water or another non-alcoholic mixer to make it a mocktail.

What other Pokemon-inspired cocktails can I make?

There are a number of Pokemon-inspired cocktails including the Charizard Flame, Bulbasaur Fizz, and the Psyduck Splash.

What's the significance of shaking the cocktail until the shaker is frosty?

Shaking the cocktail until the shaker is frosty ensures that the drink is well mixed and cold. The cold temperature enhances the flavors of the drink.

What type of glass is this Pikachu Ing cocktail typically served in?

It's commonly served in a highball glass, but feel free to use any glass you have at hand.

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