The Berry Blush Cocktail

Berry Blush CocktailCampari bitters and rich Jamaican rum mix with the fruity deliciousness of pineapple and strawberry in this recipe for a perfect brunch cocktail.

You need to start the fresh strawberry syrup a day in advance, but it is well worth the effort. You will be happy to have extra around to mix into other cocktails, mocktails, and soda water.

Berry Blush Cocktail
Yields one cocktail 

3/4 ounce Jamaican White Rum
1/2 ounce Campari
3/4 ounce Fresh Strawberry Syrup
3/4 ounce pineapple juice
6 drops Absinthe

Strawberry slices for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass with one large cube. Garnish with strawberry slices.

To make the Fresh Strawberry Syrup
Cut up 1 quart of fresh strawberries and combine them with 1 quart of sugar. Lightly crush the strawberries to express them into the sugar. Let the mixture sit for 24 hours then combine with 1 quart of hot water. Stir the mixture until it has dissolved, then strain it into a container.

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