This Pretty Pink Pineapple Drink Is Tougher Than It Looks

Photo: Claire Lower

People who shun fruity drinks or drinks that come in coupe glasses on “principle” are most likely very boring people. There’s nothing wrong with preferring a neat pour of whiskey to a daiquiri, but judging a drink by its colour, glassware, or imagined gender is deeply weird, particularly when fruit is delicious, and coupes are classy.

Besides, pink—the colour most commonly associated with girly-ness—happens to be the colour of most Campari-based beverages, which are bitter, a flavour that is usually not considered feminine, which is odd, when you consider how often that word is used to describe outspoken women.

Anyway. My point is that you cannot know what a beverage will taste like until you taste it, and that even easy-drinking fruity drinks—nay, especially easy-drinking fruity drinks—can pack a punch just as potent as any stiff whiskey beverage. Such is the case with this extremely pretty cachaça and pineapple drink.

Cachaça, pineapple, and Campari may not seem like a natural trio, but the funky sugar cane spirit benefits from sweet pineapple and bitter Campari in ways I didn’t see coming. It’s a gentle rollercoaster of complementary and contrasting flavours, and it will mess you right up. (It’s also surprisingly morning-appropriate, which is something else I didn’t see coming.) To make this pretty pink pineapple number, you will need:

  • 2 ounces cachaça

  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

  • 3/4 ounces Campari

Pour everything into a shaker filled with ice and shake hard until the shaker becomes too comfortable to hold. Strain into a classy coupe. Enjoy.


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