3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a large glass filled with crushed ice. Float a barspoon of Lustau Almacenistas Oloroso Sherry, and garnish with a mint sprig, an orange twist, and a cherry.
Two Fridays ago, I arrived in South Boston a little early for the American Craft Beer Fest, so I decided to visit Drink to elegantly pass the time. When I found a seat at bartender Will Thompson's section, I mentioned that I was going to the beer fest and that I wanted something on the lighter side. Since he did not have any recent original creations fitting that description in mind, we began discussing sherry drinks for Will had read my post on the Sherry Mai Tai. I wondered what other Tiki drinks could be sherryfied, and we began bouncing ideas back and forth until the concept of making a Sherry Jungle Bird came up. Since sherry and Campari (or Gran Classico) work really well together such as in John Mayer's 2011, it seemed like a splendid direction and I gave Will the go ahead to execute the drink as he thought would work the best.