At some point, cocktails metamorphosed into boozy slushies. Strawberry daiquiris took on a soda-pop sweetness. Margaritas started building themselves upon mixes loaded with corn syrup. And the Piña Colada transformed into the cocktail version of mutated Tetsu, accruing garnishes to horrifying heights.

At its base, the idea of a Piña Colada sounds delicious: pineapple, rum, and coconut. But suck down a modern version of this drink and you’ll likely suffer a tsunami of a sugar crash.

Here’s the fix: “The Water of Life is a lower-calorie version of the Piña Colada. That’s because it uses coconut water and fresh pineapple to achieve sweetness without sugar and cream,” says Christopher Hopkins, resort mixologist at Wynn Las Vegas.

That means you’re left feeling refreshed, without later feeling like you’ve turned into a beached whale.

Water of Life
Recipe by Christopher Hopkins, resort mixologist at Wynn Las Vegas

What you’ll need:
1 oz. pineapple vodka, such as Skyy Infusions Pineapple
1 oz. light coconut rum, such as Cruzan Coconut
2 oz. pineapple juice
4 oz. coconut water
2 chunks or rings of fresh pineapple, for garnish.

How to make it:
In a blender, add the vodka, rum, pineapple juice, and coconut water. Blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and garnish with fresh pineapple. Makes 2 drinks.