Dunderstruck | Cocktail Party

Dunderstruck

Dunderstruck tropical cocktail with aged rum, Campari, strawberry syrup, pineapple juice, and absinthe

Campari (a bitter citrus apéritif) takes a trip to the Caribbean in this recipe for Dunderstruck, from Matthew Roedel at The Public House in in Bay City, Michigan. It’s an inventive berry-flavored riff on the always-charming Jungle Bird, so it’s easy to love.

Campari and strawberry are natural partners, and the addition of rum and pineapple gives that classic pairing a tropical flair. A finishing touch of absinthe softens the bitter edge of Campari, making the whole drink more complex and magical. Roedel calls for Two James Doctor Bird, a funky aged Jamaican rum.

You could use Aperol if Campari or similar brands are too bitter for you, but even a strident Campari-hater really ought to try it as written once; the bitter flavor comes through, but is infinitely sweeter and softer than, say, a Negroni.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a short glass filled with ice (preferably one large cube). Garnish with pineapple fronds or a wedge of pineapple, or even a slice of strawberry.

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