The History Of The “Jungle Bird”

Today in #CocktailCulture the “Jungle Bird” a Classic Tiki Cocktail made by @cjrolon Chris Rolon at The Delano Hotel.
@delanobeachclub “Tiki goes Dark and Bitter”
Simpler than most tiki cocktails—it only contains five ingredients—the Jungle Bird is rumored to have been created in the late 1970s at the Aviary bar in Kuala Lumpur Hilton. With a base of Jamaican or Blackstrap rum, the Bird is more bracing due to the addition of bitter Campari. While not a usual suspect in many tiki drinks, Campari lends itself well to the modern American palate, which has adapted a hankering for all things bitter and boozy (case in point: the Negroni craze). Pineapple and lime smooth any rough edges and add a characteristically tropical vibe to this classic.

1 1/2 oz Zacapa 23yo
1 oz Campari
1 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
3/4 oz Lime juice
1/2 oz Simple syrup
Shake and strain over Crush ice
Garnish Tiki Style