Jungle Bird
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Jungle Bird
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Jungle Bird cocktail is a tantalizing concoction that offers a harmonious blend of tropical and tart flavors. With its mix of fresh lime juice, sweet pineapple juice, and rich ... more The Jungle Bird cocktail is a tantalizing concoction that offers a harmonious blend of tropical and tart flavors. With its mix of fresh lime juice, sweet pineapple juice, and rich Jamaican rum balanced by the simplicity of sugar syrup, the beverage evokes the lushness of the rainforest. Traditionally served in a whisky glass, this cocktail's vibrant profile is aptly garnished with a maraschino cherry and a wedge of pineapple to enhance its exotic appeal. The Jungle Bird is not only a feast for the palate but also a visual delight, capturing the essence of its namesake with its inviting appearance.
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Base ingredient
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Jamaican rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, pineapple
Alcohol content
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15.25% | 1.8 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Jungle Bird cocktail presents an intriguing balance of sweet and sour, typical yet delightful, blending bold Jamaican rum with the brighter notes of pineapple and lime juices. This concoction sings of the tropics with not only its taste but also its striking visual presence, enhanced by the tropical garnish that promises an escape with every sip.

Method
How to make a Jungle Bird

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into an old fashioned glass over ice, garnish with a maraschino cherry and a pineapple wedge and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Jungle Bird cocktail?

The Jungle Bird cocktail was first created in the 1970s at the Aviary bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton in Malaysia. It was originally concocted as a welcome drink for hotel guests, encapsulating the tropical ambiance of the region.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of rum instead of Jamaican rum for a Jungle Bird?

Yes, you can use a different type of rum, although Jamaican rum is preferred for its rich and robust flavor, which balances well with the tartness of the lime and the sweetness of the pineapple juice. However, if you're looking for a variation, dark or aged rums can also complement the drink's profile, albeit with a slightly different taste.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What makes the Jungle Bird cocktail unique compared to other tiki drinks?

The Jungle Bird cocktail stands out among other tiki drinks due to its inclusion of Campari or a similar bitter aperitif, which is not traditionally found in tiki cocktails. This ingredient adds a unique bitterness that balances the cocktail's sweet and fruity flavors, creating a distinctively refreshing and complex drink.

FAQ

Is the Jungle Bird cocktail suitable for serving at large gatherings?

Yes, the Jungle Bird cocktail can be easily scaled up to serve at large gatherings. Its simple yet flavorful profile makes it a hit at parties. You can mix larger batches beforehand, shaking individual servings with ice as needed. Just be sure to maintain the correct proportions of ingredients to preserve its signature taste.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Jungle Bird cocktail?

You can adjust the sweetness of the Jungle Bird cocktail by varying the amount of sugar syrup. If you find it too sweet, reduce the sugar syrup slightly. Conversely, if you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can add a bit more sugar syrup. It's important to taste as you adjust to find the perfect balance that suits your preference.

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