Viper Drop

A layered cocktail that starts light and crisp, but finishes heavier and bittersweet. It also looks quite striking.
1 12 oz Soju (I used Tokki)
1 oz Curaçao, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
34 oz Lime juice
14 oz Simple syrup
14 oz Campari (Add a good pinch of salt to the Campari and stir till it disolves, then set aside until the end.)
Shake everything with ice except for the salted Campari. Strain into a glass, then pour the salted Campari over the cocktail (the Campari will sink, creating a vivid red layer at the bottom of the drink).
Salting the Campari is vital! Counterintuitively, adding a nice pinch of salt to Campari makes it sweeter and rounds out the flavor. It also makes the drinker salivate a little, giving the drink a richer impression.
I created this one after trying the Beta Cocktails "Campari Martini." I wanted to integrate salted bitter liqueur into a crowd-pleasing cocktail, and I think the Viper Drop hits the mark.
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