The Negroni Tropical is the poolside cocktail of your dreams

This variation on the Negroni has a fun tropical twist

Video Transcript

- Hello Hello. Welcome to In The Know, Bar Master. I'm [? Josue ?] all day. And today, we're going to be making a fun variation of the Negroni. I call it Negroni Tropicana.


Traditionally, in a Negroni, you will find equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Today, we're going to take a trip to the Caribbean, do a little tropical twist.

First, we're going to take Campari. We're going to give it a fun little twist by toasting up some coconut flakes, giving them a little char and then infusing them overnight. I've already pre-done this. Following that, instead of the traditional vermouth, we're using Punt e Mes. It has a little bit of amaro and vermouth in it. Then we have a Jamaican pot still style rum, Smith & Cross. And then we have a pineapple infused rum. This is part of the reason why it's a Negroni Tropical, you have a little coconut, you have a little pineapple.

First, we're going to need your mixing glass. This is a stirred cocktail. So we're going to take our toasted coconut Campari then we're going to go into our Punt e Mes. Following that, we have our lovely Jamaican pot still style rum, Smith & Cross. Now, this is just a pinch. We're going to do a 1/4 ounce because this is going to be a little fortification for the cocktail.

Then we have one of the things that make this cocktail Negroni Tropical, we have a pineapple infused rum. This is Plantation Pineapple, 3/4 ounce of that. Now, we need to ice our vessel. Make sure you add plenty ice. You want to fill it to the top. Then get your favorite bar spoon and you're gonna give it a little stir.

Now, like I said earlier, negronis need a ton of dilution, so don't be afraid to really get it in there, you know? Now, we're ready to ice our glass. Put two lovely spears here.


We're going to give the aromatic of lemon here and release some citrus oils on top of this cocktail. Then we're going to garnish it with the fronds of a pineapple, because this is a pineapple infused cocktail. And we're going to take a beautiful white flower, lay it on top. And there you have it. I present to you, the Negroni Tropical. This has been In The Know, Bar Master. I'm [? Josue ?] all day. Happy drinking.