Jungle Bird Royale

It's a classic tiki drink but you don't normally see a Jungle Bird served as a sparkling cocktail. Light and dark rum meet Prosecco in this updated classic.

Courtesy Kyle Tran, beverage director, Bowery Road and Library of Distilled Spirits, New York City

The rosy-red Jungle Bird is a classic tiki drink not usually served as a sparkler. This revised version splits the rum component between light and dark rums (usually, it’s all Jamaican or blackstrap rum). It has a lighter, less sweet flavor profile compared to the original.

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Gosling's Black Seal Rum
  • 1 ounce Brugal Especial Extra Dry Rum
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce Campari
  • 3 ounces Prosecco 
  • Dried pineapple ring (for garnish)
Directions

In cocktail shaker, combine first five ingredients with ice. Shake well, and strain into Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with dried pineapple ring. Serve with straw.

Published on November 30, 2017
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip. and NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening, which debuts in September 2018. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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