PS40’s Michael Chiem on making the best Piña Colada possible

“We took the effort to look at every single facet of it.”

First published October 8 2020

Do you want to taste the best Piña Colada you’ve ever had? Do you long to ingest a little liquid sunshine — a drink so good that for a moment you forget the world is burning, remember how sweet life can be?

Then head post-haste to Sydney bar PS40 for this Salted Piña Colada. PS40 isn’t known for its tropical vibes, swim-up bar, or tiki shirts. I would generally describe that as a good thing, too: PS40 is a sleek space in which the drinks you get are unlike other drinks you get elsewhere. And they all get the PS40 treatment — innovative flavours and techniques in the service of deliciousness — from the team led by owner and bartender Michael Chiem.

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