RECIPE

Jungle Bird

This second-wave tiki drink was nearly lost to the sands of beachside bar time (along with your keys and wallet). Recently, however, it has seen a resurgence in popularity in the craft cocktail scene—and for good reason. With just five easily sourced ingredients, it’s simple to make, but yields a complex bittersweet flavor. Think tropical Negroni. Originally, the recipe called for dark Jamaican rum, but black strap rum (New York bartender Giuseppe Gonzalez’s contribution to the recipe) makes the drink all the more deep and mysterious. If you’ve been known to quaff a Boulevardier or a Negroni, you won’t regret your time with this bird of paradise.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Bitter, Sweet
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz Blackstrap Rum
  • 1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
  • .75 oz Campari
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • Pineapple Wedge

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Pour all ingredients except garnish into a shaker tin with ice and shake hard.

Step two

Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into an old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

Step three

Garnish with pineapple wedge impaled on the rim of the glass.

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