Jungle Bird Cocktail

Jungle Bird CocktailThe Jungle Bird Cocktail is a classic Tiki drink that was created in 1978 at the Aviary bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton.

Rum, pineapple, and lime are typical in tiki cocktails, but Campari is definitely a new ingredient. Usually reserved for dry drinks like the Negroni, the bitter aperitif works surprisingly well in this mix. The fruits help smooth out its bitterness while the dark rum and simple syrup bring in a touch of sweetness to bring it all together beautifully.

Jungle Bird Cocktail Recipe 
Yields one beverage

1-1/2 ounces dark rum
3/4 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1-1/2 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Pineapple wedge and fresh cherry for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the rum, Campari, simple syrup, and pineapple and lime juices. Shake until chilled for about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with a single large ice cube.

Garnish with a pineapple wedge and fresh cherry.

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