So, we had Pineapple juice …

And this happened. (With Chris around, is anyone surprised?)

I will be the first to admit that the original “Swamp water” cocktail was perfectly named. It looks… unappetizing to say the least, and I personally found it unbalanced and generally not delicious.

Once more with Tequila…

Today’s cocktail is Chris’ attempt at improving the old standard, reducing the drink’s Chartreuse component (you’re welcome, wallet) and adding tequila to hold up against the strong pineapple and lime flavor. If you’re making this cocktail with fresh pineapple juice, you will almost certainly have to play with it a bit, adjusting your lime juice and possibly even adding simple syrup to align with the acidity of your pineapple. As for us, Dole’s finest worked just fine with this recipe, and the drink came out darn good!

So here it is – the Swamp Water Cocktail 2.0… made with a bit of Tequila. Hmm, maybe I should have called it the “Agua Pantano” ?



Revisiting the Swamp

We’re revisiting the “Swamp water” cocktail with our own – slightly more balanced – rendition.
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  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 1 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice


  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake to chill and dilute.
  • Fine strain into a Collins glass with ice.
  • (Optional) Garnish with a lime wheel.