How many pink cocktails have you seen? Most people go right for the Cosmopolitan when they think of a pink drink. There are a few other classics, like a Pink Lady, but pink and sweet tend to go together. Then there is the Jasmine, where pink and herbal meet. Red Campari is the reason this cocktail earns its pink hue, giving the mixture a slightly bitter flavor. Not too much, but just enough to say hello.
There are many stories in history of the wrong thing happening at the right time. According to Andrew Friedman in Gary Regan's book The Negroni, grabbing the wrong bottle while making a Boulevardier added apple brandy to the cocktail instead of rye whiskey. A star was born in the Mela d'Alba, and the subject of Day 41's of #100DaysOfCocktails.