The Jungle Bird Cocktail is a classic tiki-style drink that dates back to the 1970s. It was first served at the Aviary Bar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has since become a popular tiki drink around the world. The original recipe called for dark rum, Campari, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup, and it has since been adapted with different kinds of alcohol.
This delicious, tropical drink is perfect for any summer gathering. Here’s a recipe for making a Jungle Bird at home:
Key Jungle Bird Cocktail Ingredients:
-2 ounces dark rum (or aged rum, aged cachaça, or aged genever)
-1 ounce Campari
-1 ounce pineapple juice
-1 ounce lime juice
-¾ ounce simple syrup
-Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
-Add the rum, Campari, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
-Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
-Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes.
-Garnish with a lime wheel.
The Jungle Bird is best served in a rocks glass. It’s important to use fresh ice cubes, as they will help keep the drink cold and dilute it slightly as it melts. The garnish of a lime wheel adds a splash of color and a hint of citrus flavor to the drink.
No matter the type of alcohol used, the Jungle Bird is a classic tiki-style cocktail that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Cheers!
For another great tropical drink, test out this wonderful Mai Tai recipe.