Jungle Bird Recipe

Campari, pineapple, and blackstrap rum come together in this offbeat, but delicious tiki drink.

Alice Gao

You don't hear often of brilliant cocktails created in the late 1970s, but The Jungle Bird was one. Beachbum Berry's Intoxica traces it to the Aviary Bar in the Kuala Lumpur Hilton, circa 1978, and it's one of only a handful of tiki cocktails that calls for Campari as an ingredient. "This is a crazy drink," said Theo Lieberman of The Lantern's Keep in NYC as he mixed one up for us. "It tastes like you're eating pancakes covered in maple syrup and drinking a cup of coffee."

The coffee note is courtesy of blackstrap rum, which has a deep molasses-and-chocolate flavor that adds a bass note to the otherwise bright-toned drink. Fresh pineapple juice is essential to the deliciousness of this recipe. Use a juice extractor or hand juicer, or muddle and strain some ripe chunks of fresh pineapple.

Recipe Details

Jungle Bird Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 1 serving

Campari, pineapple, and blackstrap rum come together in this offbeat, but delicious tiki drink.


  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 3/4 ounce Campari

  • 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed pineapple juice

  • 1 1/2 ounces Cruzan blackstrap rum


  1. Add lime, simple syrup, Campari, pineapple juice, and rum to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until cocktail is quite cold, about 30 seconds. Serve in a Moscow Mule mug or old fashioned glass over a large ice cube.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
307 Calories
0g Fat
20g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 307
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 25mg 126%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 81mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)