The Story Behind The Pineapple Negroni

Over the past year the Negroni has taken on a life of its own. Renowned for its strong, bitter flavor profile, the classic cocktail has become incredibly popular, partly because it’s many a bartender's first choice at the end of a long shift.

Although most would say the drink is perfect the way it is, I’ve taken the liberty of adding a little pineapple to the mix in order to sweeten it up for those with a more delicate palate.

The classic Negroni is simple in its brilliance, calling for equal parts of three ingredients: gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Its simplicity is what also makes the addition of pineapple possible, allowing the fruit’s sweet characteristics to compliment the bittersweet aspects of the drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of Campari
  • 1 ounce of gin
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce of pineapple juice
  • ½ to 1 cup of ice

Directions

  1. In a glass add Campari, gin, sweet vermouth, pineapple juice and ice.
  2. Stir the mixture and serve, garnished with a pineapple slice.

Recipe Rating

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Yield: 1
Updated: 2016-01-13

The Pineapple Negroni Recipe