Jungle Bird Cocktail

  • PrepTime: 3 Mins
  • CookTime: 0 Mins
  • TotalTime: 3 Mins


  1. 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  2. 3/4 ounce Campari
  3. 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  4. 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  5. 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  6. Garnish: pineapple wedge and leaves
  7. Garnish: maraschino cherry


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the rum, Campari, simple syrup, and pineapple and lime juices.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass with a single large ice cube.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple wedge adorned with a cherry and pineapple leaves to look like a jungle bird.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
  7. Kim Choong. Finding the Creator of Jungle Bird. Thirst Magazine. Published 2016


  1. Like many popular cocktails, everyone seems to have their own preference for the rum in the jungle bird. Dark rum is recommended over white rum, and the bold flavors of Jamaican rum is a favorite. You might also want to try a blackstrap (e.g., Cruzan), Goslings Black Seal, or Bacardi Dark.
  2. The jungle bird is almost always served over a single large piece of ice. It's easy to find 2-inch square molds, or you can use an ice ball. Either way, it will keep your drink refreshingly cold while minimizing the dilution.
  3. For the lime juice, it's easiest to squeeze the juice of half a lime directly into the shaker.
  4. To balance out the drink's flavor, use a rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water). White sugar works well, and demerara sugar is an excellent choice, too.
  5. Fresh pineapple juice is also recommended and you'll get the highest yield from an electric juicer. A muddler is not as efficient, but it will work: Place about 1 cup of pineapple cubes in the shaker and muddle very well to get as much juice as possible. Leave the pineapple in the shaker and continue mixing the drink (the agitation will help produce more juice).