- 45ml Campari
- 45ml Fino Sherry
- 30ml Salted Pineapple Cardamom Cordial
- 15ml Lemon Juice
- 2 Dash Angostura Bitter
Add all ingredients together in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with chocolate and a few grains of salt.
A good friend of mine, Joe Villanueva, my very first instructor in the way of the cocktail, was recently made a Brand Ambassador for Campari! Though this concept had been sitting at the back of my mind for a while, it was this appointment which made me actualize the concept. What I wanted to represent that Campari, very much like salt in cooking, is responsible for giving the edge for so many of our favourite cocktails; negroni, americano, boulevardier, and so on. The name, Il Sale Della Vita, is an Italian phrase which translates to ‘The Salt of Life’, a phrase that is equivalent to ‘salt of the earth’. I wanted to repeat that concept in this cocktail on multiple levels, in the ingredients, in the garnish, in the use of Campari as a major portion of the recipe list.
Salted Pineapple Cardamom Cordial
- 300ml Fresh Pineapple Juice
- 100g White Sugar
- 15g Green Cardamom Pods, deshelled
- 2 tbsp Salt
Combine all ingredients and let sit 24 hours refrigerated. Strain out the cardamom seeds, and transfer to a clean container. due to the reduced sugar and salt content, I suspect that this ingredient cannot be held for long. If you wish to make this cordial, make in small quantities and consume quickly