Yellow Bird
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Yellow Bird
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.74 / 5
The Yellow Bird cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing tropical drink that boasts a harmonious blend of citrus and herbal notes. It features an invigorating mix of Galliano, a sweet ... more The Yellow Bird cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing tropical drink that boasts a harmonious blend of citrus and herbal notes. It features an invigorating mix of Galliano, a sweet herbal liqueur with vanilla and anise flavors, along with zesty lime juice and the sweet, orange essence of triple sec. These are beautifully complemented by the smooth and clean taste of white rum. The Yellow Bird is typically served in a cocktail glass and often garnished with pineapple leaves, enhancing its tropical allure and making it a favorite for those who enjoy bright and zesty cocktails with a hint of sweetness.
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Galliano
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Pineapple
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30% | 2.25 units *

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Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Yellow Bird

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add Galliano, lime juice, triple sec and white rum to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with some pineapple leaves and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Yellow Bird cocktail to ensure the best flavor and coldness?

To properly shake the Yellow Bird cocktail, firstly, make sure all ingredients are chilled. Add all the ingredients - Galliano, lime juice, triple sec, and white rum - into a shaker filled with ice. Secure the lid or shaker top tightly and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. Shaking not only chills the drink but also dilutes it slightly, integrating all the flavors. Finally, strain into a chilled cocktail glass to serve.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Yellow Bird cocktail?

A Yellow Bird cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass, as specified in the recipe details. The cocktail glass, often referred to as a martini glass, has a wide, shallow bowl which allows the aromas of the cocktail to be enjoyed fully while maintaining the cold temperature of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use another type of rum if I don't have white rum for the Yellow Bird cocktail?

Yes, you can use other types of rum if you don't have white rum available. However, keep in mind that using a darker rum or a spiced rum might change the flavor profile of the cocktail. Darker rums will add a heavier molasses or caramel note, while spiced rums will introduce additional spices to the drink. For a closer match, try to use a light or silver rum as an alternative.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish can I use to enhance the presentation of a Yellow Bird cocktail?

To enhance the presentation of a Yellow Bird cocktail, consider garnishing with a thin slice of lime or a lime wheel placed on the rim of the glass. You can also add a cherry for a pop of color or a small sprig of mint for an aromatic touch. The key is to use a garnish that complements the flavors of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Yellow Bird compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Yellow Bird cocktail has an alcohol content of 30%, which is relatively high for a cocktail. Standard cocktails typically range from 15% to 25% alcohol by volume, depending on the ingredients and their proportions. This makes the Yellow Bird a stronger choice compared to many other cocktails, so it's wise to enjoy it responsibly.

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