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Pineapple Campari Cocktail Recipe

Pineapple Campari Cocktail is a simple and refreshing Campari Drink recipe with a tropical flair. It’s a refreshing summer cocktail or perfect for the holidays.

Sideview of a rock glass filled with a Campari Cocktail garnished with a piece of pineapple.

This Campari Drink is easy enough to make for a casual beverage but there’s nothing casual about this beautiful drink making it fancy enough for any event.

This Pineapple Campari Cocktail is refreshing for summer sipping and the beautiful red color makes it perfect for the holidays.

What is Campari?

Campari is an alcoholic liqueur considered an apéritif obtained from the infusion of herbs and fruit in alcohol and water. It is bitter and characterized by its red color.

Classic Campari Cocktails

There are a lot of variations of any cocktail. However, good ole classic Campari Cocktails have very few ingredients. Here are the most common Campari Classic Cocktails.

Cocktail NameIngredients
Campari SpritzCampari, Prosecco (or other sparkling wine), soda water
NegroniCampari, sweet vermouth, gin
AmericanoCampari, sweet vermouth, soda water
BoulevardierCampari, sweet vermouth, bourbon or rye whiskey

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Sideview of two rocks glasses filled with a Campari Drink and garnished with pineapple.

Ingredients

  • Campari – May substitute Aperol for a less bitter option
  • Pineapple Juice – We use a fresh, not from concentrate variety.
  • VermouthCarpano Antica Sweet Vermouth is our preference.
  • Angostura bitters – 1 or 2 shakes is all it takes.

Variations

Campari does have a bitter flavor. Aperol, another Italian apéritif, is a good substitution. Aperol is sweeter, less bitter, and has hints of burnt orange and herbs.

Both of these liqueurs are included in cocktails with orange, lemon, lime juices and garnishes.

Campari cocktails are also often combined with common alcohol such as gin, vodka, whiskey or bourbon, prosecco, or sparkling wine.

Top down view of a rocks glass filled with a red foam-topped Campari Cocktail garnished with a piece of pineapple.

How to make a Campari Drink

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice to chill while you mix the drink. You will discard this ice and refresh it with new ice before serving.
  2. Combine all of the drink ingredients and ice in a drink shaker. Shake aggressively until chilled.
  3. Add fresh ice to the glasses and pour the chilled drink into the glass, straining out and discarding the shaker ice.
  4. Serve.

Items you may need

  • Cocktail Bartender Kit. We have this set and it includes the cocktail shaker needed to make this cocktail. The quality is very nice.
  • Rocks Glass – Call us snobs, but drinks just taste better when you’re sipping from a nice glass.
3/4 angle of two rocks glasses of a red Campari Cocktail garnished with pineapple sitting on slate with a bowl of pineapple in the background.

We think that our Pineapple Campari Cocktail is perfect. Here’s why!

Pineapple juice is the perfect sweet balance to bitter Campari and adds a tropical flair.

The soft foam top provides a soft texture making it the perfect sipper.

If there’s anything that could be a problem is how easy it is to drink! I think it may have been called “Julie’s Downfall” at one time?

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5 from 9 votes

Pineapple Campari Cocktail Recipe

Pineapple Campari Cocktail is a simple and refreshing Campari Drink recipe with a tropical flair. It's a refreshing summer cocktail or perfect for the holidays.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill a rocks glass with ice to chill while you mix the drink.
  • Combine all of the drink ingredients and ice in a drink shaker. Shake aggressively until chilled.
  • Add fresh ice to the glasses and pour the chilled drink into the glass, straining out the shaker ice.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 111mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Paige

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Wow, this looks super refreshing and I love Compari!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Thank you!

Sandra Shaffer

Monday 18th of January 2021

I have a bottle of Campari that has been underused, so I'm happy to find this cocktail with pineapple juice. Easy... and I have all the ingredients!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Perfect! Thanks, Sandra!

Debi

Sunday 17th of January 2021

We bought a bottle of campari years ago (man that lasts a long time!). so I'm always on the lookout for stuff to do with it. This was delicious and the color is so pretty!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 17th of January 2021

Thank you, Debi! I have that bottle of Campari that's got to be 2 years old already too LOL!

michele

Saturday 16th of January 2021

I wasnt sure about this at all... but a friend said I had to make it for card night and had used your recipe in the past.... boy was she right! This was delicious and kind of addicting! I loved being able to learn about all the tidbitss too! Cheers!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Thanks, Michele! It would definitely make card night a whole lot of fun!

MICHAELA KENKEL

Saturday 16th of January 2021

That photo invited me right in! I grabbed the ingredients and shook these up for the hubs and me last night -- SO GOOD! I am so excited I have more pineapple, I am making some tonight, too! ;)

Julie Menghini

Saturday 16th of January 2021

We love this one too!