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How to Make a Jungle Bird Cocktail: Classic Jungle Bird Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Mar 24, 2020 • 1 min read

The Jungle Bird is a tiki cocktail made with dark rum and Campari, invented in the late ’70s at the Aviary Bar in the Kuala Lumpur Hilton in Malaysia.

Most tiki cocktails are rum-based, and many feature fresh pineapple juice. What makes the Jungle Bird cocktail unique among tiki drinks is the inclusion of Campari—a bitter, Italian apéritif used mostly in European cocktails like the Negroni.

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Jungle Bird Cocktail Recipe

Makes
1 cocktail
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces dark rum
  • ¾ ounce Campari
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • Pineapple wedge with leaves, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the rum, simple syrup, Campari, and juices. Shake for 10–20 seconds.
  2. Strain into your glass, either a tiki mug with ice or a rocks glass with a single ice cube.
  3. Garnish with the pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.

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