A Cocktail to Move You From Summer to Fall

We are starting to get into that time of year where summer sunshine departs and the cool weather starts the change the tone of the day. But for those of us who try to hold onto that brightness a little longer, there’s nothing better than a cocktail to keep us going.

We went to Jungle Bird, a tropical cocktail bar to try and find a drink that is stiff enough for the fall but still retains the breezy air of warmer weather. And we think we’ve found it in their signature cocktail. It’s only 4 ingredients so it’s easy, it works great as a punch if you need something for a group, and it strikes a great note any time of year.

So watch the video below and get your fall cocktails off to a good start.


1.5 oz Don Q Pina Rum
0.75 oz Contratto Apertif
0.25 oz Campari
0.5 oz fresh lime juice (approx. 1/2 a lime)
Fresh Pineapple, for garnish (optional)

Add the rum, Contratto and Campari to a mixing glass with plenty of ice. Add lime juice (or just squeeze half a lime over the glass) and mix with bar spoon.

Strain in to a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. If using pineapple, serve with wedge of fresh pineapple and a decorative pineapple leaf.