Chef's Recipes

Pi Yi

Australian Gourmet Traveller cocktail recipe for Pi Yi by The Cliff Dive in Sydney.

By Alex Dowd
Pi Yi
"This one is tiki royalty, having allegedly appeared on one of Don the Beachcomber's original postcard menus," says Alex Dowd of Sydney's The Cliff Dive. "That seems to make it legit with the bartending folk. Did we mention it's delicious?"


  • 30 ml Bacardi white rum
  • 30 ml dark rum
  • 30 ml fresh pineapple juice
  • 20 ml passionfruit syrup (see note)
  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • To top up: soda


  • 1
    Half-fill a large glass with ice, add all ingredients except soda, stir well, top up with soda and serve.


Note For passionfruit syrup, simmer 100gm sugar, the pulp of 2 passionfruit and 100ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, then set aside to cool. Strain into a jug, pressing pulp to extract the most flavour. Passionfruit syrup will keep refrigerated for a month.