The Story Behind The Jungle Bird
This classic tiki cocktail reportedly first spread its wings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, circa 1978. Today, bartenders at KL's RuMa Hotel and Residences serve a bright and balanced version in a glamorous decorative bird cage.
For at-home tiki enthusiasts with a more modest presentation budget, however, a rocks glass with a festive pineapple wedge garnish will certainly do the trick.
- 1 ½ ounces rum, Jamaican or blackstrap
- ¾ ounce Campari
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 1 ½ ounces pineapple juice
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake to combine and chill.
- Pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice.