The Story Behind The Jungle Bird

This classic tiki cocktail reportedly first spread its wings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, circa 1978. Today, bartenders at KL's RuMa Hotel and Residences serve a bright and balanced version in a glamorous decorative bird cage.

For at-home tiki enthusiasts with a more modest presentation budget, however, a rocks glass with a festive pineapple wedge garnish will certainly do the trick.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces rum, Jamaican or blackstrap
  • ¾ ounce Campari
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ½ ounces pineapple juice

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake to combine and chill.
  2. Pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
The Jungle Bird Recipe