how to drink jungle bird

Steps to Make It

  • Gather the ingredients. The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios
  • Pour the rum, Campari, lime and pineapple juices, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios .
  • Shake vigorously. The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios
  • Pour through a strainer into a vintage glass with one large ice cube. The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios .
  • To make it resemble a jungle bird, garnish with a pineapple wedge decorated with a cherry and pineapple leaves. Serve and enjoy. The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios .

How to Create the Jungle Bird Garnish

Slice a half-inch-thick pineapple ring, then cut it into triangle wedges. Take several leaves from the pineapple, varying in size; stack them on top of each other, with the shortest leaf at the top and the white ends aligned. Put a maraschino cherry through the pineapple wedge and on top of the leaves using a cocktail skewer. Spread the leaves out to resemble the feathers of a bird’s tail, then place the garnish inside the glass.

  • Similar to numerous well-known mixed drinks, everyone appears to have a different favorite rum in the jungle bird. Dark rum is preferred over white rum, and Jamaican rum’s robust flavors are highly appreciated. You might also want to try a blackstrap (e. g. , Cruzan), Goslings Black Seal, or Bacardi Dark.
  • The jungle bird is typically presented on top of a single, sizable block of ice. Finding 2-inch square molds is simple, or you can use an ice ball. In either case, it will minimize dilution and keep your drink refreshingly cold.
  • It’s easiest to squeeze half a lime’s juice straight into the shaker for the lime juice.
  • Utilize a rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water) to counterbalance the drink’s flavor. White sugar is useful, and demerara sugar is also a great option.
  • It’s also advised to juice fresh pineapple; an electric juicer will produce the most juice. Although less effective, a muddler will still function: add roughly one cup of pineapple cubes to the shaker and thoroughly muddle to extract as much juice as you can. Continue blending the drink while leaving the pineapple in the shaker; this movement will help extract more juice.

Who Created the Jungle Bird Cocktail?

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry discovered the first recorded recipe for the jungle bird in “The New American Bartenders Guide,” which was first released in 1989. Berry wrote about this discovery in his book “Intoxica” (2003). Although the creation date of the drink is frequently given as 1978, Kim Choong??? discovered that it was actually created earlier in the decade by individuals who worked at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton. When the hotel first opened in 1973, Jeffrey Ong, the beverage manager, most likely invented it. It was named in honor of The Aviary Bar’s ostensibly impressive display of captive birds and served as a welcome beverage to guests. Bartenders fell in love with Malaysian cocktails when they were rediscovered because of their effortless preparation and seamless fusion of classic and tiki cocktail styles. It is now served on drink menus in establishments that would not normally serve tropical drinks, and it has sparked a lot of contemporary twists.