Pink Chihuahua 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 16, 2024


The Pink Chihuahua is a playful and vibrant cocktail that has gained popularity for its unique blend of flavors and eye-catching appearance. It's a favorite among those who enjoy a balance of sweet and sour with a tequila kick. The cocktail's name is as quirky as its color, reminiscent of the tiny but bold breed of dog known for its spirited personality.

  • Originates from the creative minds of bartenders looking to add a fun twist to tequila-based cocktails.
  • The Pink Chihuahua is often associated with festive occasions and is a popular choice at celebrations.
  • It's a modern concoction, showcasing the versatility of tequila beyond the classic margarita.

How Pink Chihuahua Tastes?

The Pink Chihuahua is a delightful mix of sweet and sour with a creamy texture. The tequila provides a robust foundation, while the citrus juices add a refreshing tang. The grenadine offers a hint of sweetness, and the orgeat syrup brings a subtle almond flavor that complements the overall profile. The egg white creates a silky foam that makes each sip luxuriously smooth.

Interesting facts about Pink Chihuahua

  • The Pink Chihuahua's vibrant color is a conversation starter and makes it a photogenic choice for social media enthusiasts.
  • Despite its playful name, the Pink Chihuahua packs a punch with its tequila content, making it a favorite among those who appreciate a stronger cocktail.
  • The use of egg white is a classic technique in mixology, known as the 'sour' method, which adds a frothy texture and smooth mouthfeel to the drink.


  • Tequila: 1.7 oz(51ml)
  • Lemon juice: 0.4 oz(12ml)
  • Lime juice: 0.4 oz(12ml)
  • Grenadine: 0.4 oz(12ml)
  • Orgeat syrup: 0.4 oz(12ml)
  • Egg white: 0.8 oz(24ml)
  • Lime wheel: 1 garnish

Don Julio Tequila

The heart of the Pink Chihuahua, Don Julio Tequila brings a sophisticated smoothness with a slight kick to warm the soul. Too little, and the drink becomes a shy puppy; too much, and it barks louder than its bite!

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Lemon Juice

Lemon's sour punch is key to the cocktail's balance. Missing it would be like a day without sunshine, and your cocktail a bit too sweet.

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Lime Juice

This tart component keeps the spirit of the cocktail as lively as a Chihuahua's bark. Skip this, and you'll miss the zest that keeps things interesting.

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It's here for sweetness and that rosy hue that gives Pink Chihuahua its name. Without it, it's just not pink nor as sweet.

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Orgeat Syrup

The secret whisper of nuttiness amidst the tangy melody, orgeat brings a subtle depth. Leave it out, and the cocktail loses its complex tune.

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Pasteurized Egg White

Egg white is like the foam on a latte — it adds a creamy texture and a smooth finish. No egg white means no frothy top-hat for our dapper drink.

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Lime Wheel

The garnish is the finishing touch, a visual flair that announces the cocktail's citrus edge. No lime wheel, no final bow!

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Recipe. How to make Pink Chihuahua Drink

  1. In a shaker, combine the tequila, lemon juice, lime juice, grenadine, and orgeat syrup.
  2. Add the egg white to the shaker.
  3. Dry shake (without ice) vigorously to emulsify the egg white.
  4. Add ice to the shaker and shake again until well-chilled.
  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • Ensure that the egg white is fresh to avoid any off-flavors and to achieve the best foam.
  • When shaking with egg white, first perform a dry shake to create a frothy texture before adding ice.
  • Chill the cocktail glass beforehand to keep the drink colder for longer and enhance the drinking experience.

Perfect Pairings


  • Ceviche: The bright citrus flavors in the cocktail echo the lime juice used to 'cook' the seafood in ceviche, creating a vibrant and cohesive palate experience.
  • Guacamole with Tortilla Chips: The creamy texture of avocado is a nice counterpoint to the zesty Pink Chihuahua, with the cocktail's acidity cutting through the richness.
  • Fried Calamari: The crispness of the fried calamari partnered with the egg white smoothness of the drink makes for a delightful contrast.


  • Lemon Sorbet: The lemon in the sorbet amplifies the citrus notes of the cocktail.
  • Macarons: Their delicate almond flavor would be complemented by the orgeat syrup in the drink.


  • Goat Cheese: The tangy flavor of goat cheese pairs well with the bold and refreshing taste of the Pink Chihuahua.

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What you could change in Pink Chihuahua

  • Tequila: If Don Julio is not available, another high-quality blanco tequila can be used.
  • Egg White: For those with dietary restrictions, a vegan foaming agent such as aquafaba can replace the egg white.
  • Orgeat Syrup: Almond syrup can be used as an alternative, though the flavor profile may slightly change.

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Mezcal Chihuahua

Swap the tequila for mezcal for a smoky version. With mezcal, the cocktail adopts a robust and earthy profile that'll have you howling at the moon. 1.7 oz Mezcal The rest remains the same. The Pink Chihuahua turns into a smoky beast, less polished, more rustic, still pink.

Spicy Pink Chihuahua

Add a few slices of jalapeño or a dash of hot sauce to bring some heat. It's like giving your Chihuahua a little bite! 1-2 Slices of Jalapeño The cocktail retains its character but with an added kick, just to keep you on your toes.

Blue Chihuahua

Use blue curaçao in place of grenadine to switch the color scheme and add an orangey twist. 0.4 oz Blue Curaçao The Pink Chihuahua goes from pink to blue, adding a citrus note and a surprising color twist that's sure to lift eyebrows.

In case you forgot basics how to make Pink Chihuahua

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 Pink Chihuahua

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Pink Chihuahua cocktail?

To adjust the sweetness, you can vary the amount of grenadine or orgeat syrup. Reduce the quantity for a less sweet drink, or add more for extra sweetness.

Is the Pink Chihuahua suitable for a large party?

Yes, the cocktail can be pre-batched without the egg white and citrus juices. Add these two components fresh when shaking each drink individually to ensure the proper texture and taste.

Can I make the Pink Chihuahua with a different type of citrus?

While lemon and lime juices are standard, you could experiment with other citrus like grapefruit or orange juice for a different flavor profile.

What is the ideal type of ice for shaking the Pink Chihuahua?

Use cubed ice to chill the cocktail efficiently while shaking. It dilutes the mix to the right level and cools the drink quickly.

How can I garnish the Pink Chihuahua if I don't have a lime wheel?

Consider using a lemon twist, a sprig of mint, or an edible flower to add visual appeal and a touch of complementary flavor.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Pink Chihuahua?

You can make a 'mocktail' version by omitting the tequila and using a non-alcoholic spirit or additional citrus and orgeat syrup mixed with soda water.

How does shaking with egg whites affect the cocktail?

Shaking with egg whites creates a foamy texture and smooth mouthfeel, and also subtly dilutes the drink while adding body.

What food pairings go well with the Pink Chihuahua other than the ones listed?

Spicy dishes like jalapeño poppers or a shrimp cocktail with a zesty sauce complement the refreshing quality of the Pink Chihuahua.

How long can I store pre-made Pink Chihuahua mix?

You can store the mix of the non-perishable ingredients for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. Add the egg white and citrus juices fresh when ready to serve.

What's the best way to serve the Pink Chihuahua at a brunch?

Serve the Pink Chihuahua in a flute or highball glass topped with a splash of sparkling water or champagne to align with the brunch theme.

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