The Negroni Tropical is the poolside cocktail of your dreams

Traditionally featuring gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, a negroni is a classic Italian cocktail that packs a flavorful punch. On this episode of In The Know: Bar Master, mixologist and cocktail expert, Josué Gonzaléz (@josue.allday) takes the basic negroni on a trip to paradise, with his signature Negroni Tropical. Featuring flavors like pineapple and coconut, the Negroni Tropical is the perfect way to get a sip of sunshine all-year-round! 


  • .75 oz Plantation Pineapple Rum 
  • .25 oz Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum 
  • .75 oz toasted coconut Campari (Josué makes this by infusing Campari with toasted coconut flakes overnight) 
  • .75 oz Punt e Mes Vermouth 
  • Lemon peel (for garnish) 
  • Pineapple frond (for garnish)  


  1. Combine the pineapple rum, Jamaican rum, Campari, and vermouth in a mixing glass. 
  1. Fill the mixing glass up with ice, then stir well using a bar spoon. 
  1. Strain the cocktail into a double rocks glass with 2 ice cubes. 
  1. Rub a lemon peel together over the cocktail, getting the aromatic oils inside the glass. 
  1. Garnish with pineapple fronds and a flower. Cheers! 

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