This is not your average Pink Lemonade, from Cantina OK!

Bright fruit flavours and soda make this tequila drink — playfully titled ‘Pink Lemonade’ — from Sydney’s Cantina OK! sing.

This is not your average Pink Lemonade, from Cantina OK!

Ever since Cantina OK! arrived on the Sydney bar scene, they’ve been putting out a carefully considered cocktail of the week. There’s always some interesting technique applied to it, and an interesting ingredient — but always, always with a focus on what is delicious.

So should you be able to snag a spot at what is one of the country’s smallest bars — it occupies an old car parking space, and that’s about the size of it — it makes sense to give the special a go (perhaps take their twist on a Margarita for a spin first).

We recently took that very advice and came away with the recipe for this neat example of a great tequila drink.

Cantina OK!'s Pink Lemonade


  • 1 tsp candied fruit
  • 20ml strawberry syrup
  • 40ml blanco tequila
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • soda water (to top)
  • shiso leaf (to garnish)


  1. Shake all ingredients except the soda with ice.
  2. Strain into a highball glass.
  3. Fill with ice. Top with soda.


Adapted from a 2020 recipe at Cantina OK!, Sydney.