Puerto Rican Chi-Chi Recipe with Light Rum, Pineapple Juice, and Blackberry


Puerto Rican Chi-Chi Recipe with Light Rum, Pineapple Juice, and Blackberry
Region / culture: Puerto Rico | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 1



Chi-Chi is a tropical cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day. This refreshing drink combines the flavors of rum, pineapple juice, and blackberry brandy to create a delicious and fruity beverage.


The Chi-Chi cocktail is believed to have originated in the 1970s in Hawaii. It is a variation of the classic Piña Colada, but with the addition of blackberry brandy for a unique twist on the traditional recipe.


How to prepare

  1. In a shaker or blender, combine rum and pineapple juice with cracked ice. Pour the mixture into a chilled highball glass.
  2. Finish by adding blackberry brandy on top.


  • You can customize the Chi-Chi cocktail by using different types of rum or adding other fruit juices such as mango or passion fruit.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

To enhance the flavor of the Chi-Chi cocktail, use fresh pineapple juice instead of canned juice. You can also add a splash of coconut cream for a creamier texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chi-Chi cocktail in a chilled highball glass with a slice of pineapple and a cherry on top for a tropical touch.

Cooking Techniques

Shake or blend the ingredients with ice to create a chilled and refreshing drink.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have blackberry brandy, you can substitute it with raspberry liqueur or grenadine for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the Chi-Chi cocktail ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just give it a quick stir before pouring into glasses.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Chi-Chi cocktail with a pineapple wedge and a cherry on a cocktail pick for a festive presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This cocktail pairs well with grilled seafood or tropical dishes such as coconut shrimp or pineapple chicken.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Chi-Chi cocktail in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

A serving of Chi-Chi cocktail contains approximately 150 calories.


The Chi-Chi cocktail is low in carbohydrates, with only 14 grams per serving.


This cocktail is fat-free.


The Chi-Chi cocktail does not contain any protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Pineapple juice is a good source of vitamin C and manganese, which are essential for a healthy immune system and bone health.


This recipe contains alcohol, which may be an allergen for some individuals. Please drink responsibly.


The Chi-Chi cocktail is a low-calorie and refreshing drink that is perfect for a summer day.


The Chi-Chi cocktail is a delicious and tropical drink that is perfect for enjoying on a hot summer day. With its fruity flavors and refreshing taste, it is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Chi-Chi. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Maria in her cozy kitchen. Maria was known in our small village for her delicious cooking, and I loved spending time with her and learning new recipes.

As we chatted and sipped on some freshly brewed coffee, Maria suddenly disappeared into her pantry and emerged with a dusty old cookbook. She excitedly flipped through the pages until she found the recipe she was looking for.

"Ah-ha! Here it is," Maria exclaimed, pointing to a page filled with handwritten notes and splatters of various ingredients. "This is my family's secret recipe for Chi-Chi. It's a traditional dish from our homeland, and it's one of my absolute favorites to make."

Maria eagerly began to gather the ingredients and explained each step of the recipe to me. I watched in awe as she skillfully chopped, mixed, and cooked, transforming simple ingredients into a fragrant and flavorful dish.

As we sat down to enjoy the Chi-Chi together, I took my first bite and was instantly transported back to my childhood. The warm spices, tender meat, and hearty vegetables combined perfectly to create a dish that was both comforting and delicious.

I knew in that moment that I had to learn how to make Chi-Chi for myself. Maria graciously shared her family recipe with me, and I made a promise to carry on the tradition and share this special dish with my own family.

Over the years, I have made Chi-Chi countless times, each time tweaking the recipe ever so slightly to suit my own taste. I have shared the recipe with friends, neighbors, and anyone who has had the pleasure of tasting this wonderful dish.

The key to making a delicious Chi-Chi is to use fresh, high-quality ingredients. I always make sure to select the best cuts of meat, the ripest vegetables, and the finest spices. I take my time to chop, sauté, and simmer, allowing the flavors to meld together and create a dish that is truly unforgettable.

One of my favorite memories of making Chi-Chi was when my grandchildren came to visit. They had never tasted this dish before, and I was excited to share it with them. As we gathered in the kitchen, I showed them how to chop the vegetables, brown the meat, and season the dish just right.

As the Chi-Chi simmered on the stove, filling the air with its intoxicating aroma, my grandchildren eagerly awaited their first taste. When they finally took their first bite, their eyes lit up with delight, and they couldn't stop raving about how delicious it was.

Seeing the joy on their faces as they enjoyed my Chi-Chi filled my heart with happiness. I knew that I had successfully passed down this cherished recipe to the next generation, ensuring that it would continue to be a beloved dish in our family for years to come.

As I sit here reminiscing about the day I learned to make Chi-Chi, I am filled with gratitude for Maria and her generosity in sharing her family recipe with me. I am grateful for the memories made and the delicious meals shared with loved ones.

I may have learned how to make Chi-Chi from Maria, but I have added my own touch to the recipe, making it uniquely my own. And as I continue to cook and create in my kitchen, I know that this recipe will always hold a special place in my heart, connecting me to my past and guiding me into the future. Chi-Chi will forever be a symbol of love, tradition, and the joy of cooking.


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