- 1 1/2 oz Dark rum
- 1/2 oz Campari
- 1/2 oz Lemon juice
- 1/2 oz Sugar syrup
- 2 oz Pineapple juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice then strain into a tumbler over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
This drink originated in Malaysia at the Avery Bar of the Kuala Lumpar Hilton, so I suppose it’s a fitting name. I didn’t visit the capital when I was in Malaysia, not that I would have been in the Hilton, or ordering a cocktail. Plus it doesn’t look like the bar still exists.
I just can’t get to grips with Campari. I really enjoyed the initial taste of this drink, but then there’s a lingering unpleasantness that follows. I don’t think it’s the bitterness as such, because I’ve been sipping some amari and trying out cocktails bitters by drinking them mixed with water. I’ve enjoyed both of these things. I strongly dislike marmalade, so I think my issue with Campari is the bitter orange aftertaste which it leaves.