Saturday, March 6, 2021

jungle bird negroni

1 1/2 oz Plantation Pineapple Rum
1/4 oz Hamilton Jamaica Black Rum (Coruba)
1 oz Campari
3/4 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz Pineapple Syrup

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with a lime twist.
Two Saturdays ago, my fresh batch of pineapple syrup was ready, so I was excited to use it in a recipe that I had spotted in the Hawthorne bar bible. That drink was the Jungle Bird Negroni created by Jared Sadoian circa 2018, and like my Zombie riff The Count Rides Again, it mashed up a classic Tiki drink with the Negroni. After an easy build, the Jungle Bird Negroni donated a lime and bright pineapple bouquet to the nose. Next, caramel from the rums and grape from the vermouth filled the sip, and the swallow proffered rum, pineapple, and bitter orange flavors to round out the drink.

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