Berry-Pineapple Cooler: Because the Heat is Just Insane

October 2, 2018
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The current heat situation in Metro Manila is maddening. Sometimes, it feels as if the sun is just a kilometer away from your face, broiling your supple skin, resulting in a funky scent, inevitable tan lines, and a lavish amount of sweat. Not the best way to greet your lunch date.

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And while walking a block under this sun is synonymous to a Death March, it’s almost a treat to get a whiff of air-conditioning from the nearby convenience store, or better yet, a pitcher of this Berry-Pineapple Cooler. Think of it as an oasis in the midst of this Metro Manila desert.

Tart berry flavors are mixed with pineapple juice, creating a tropical chiller that’ll cool you from the inside out. At least a pitcher is recommended for this concoction, whether virgin or spiked. Extra caution to be observed the latter variation.

Berry-Pineapple Cooler

Total Time: 15 minutes / Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 shot berry-flavored Grenadine
  • 2 shots plain vodka (optional; I personally recommend Absolut Kurant, Raspberry, or Peach)
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • Ice


  1. Pour grenadine in glass.
  2. Fill glass with ice.
  3. Add vodka and pineapple juice, then slowly pour cranberry juice.
  4. Serve immediately.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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3 responses to “Berry-Pineapple Cooler: Because the Heat is Just Insane”

  1. hehehe says:

    Apart from pomegranate, what other flavors does grenadine come in?

  2. Laurence A. says:

    Where could I buy grenadine?

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