The jungle bird is a fun tropical brandy cocktail that has a few interesting twists. It was created in the early '70s at the famed Aviary Bar inside Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Hilton.
Baton Brandy, pineapple, and lime are typically found in tropical cocktails, but Campari is definitely not a common ingredient.
Usually reserved for dry dinner drinks like the Negroni, the bitter aperitif works surprisingly well in this mix.
The fruits help smooth out its bitterness while the aged brandy and simple syrup bring in a touch of sweetness that draws it all together beautifully.
Yield: serves 1
- 2 oz Mastrogiannis Baton Brandy
- 0.75 oz Campari
- 0.75 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz pineapple syrup or juice
- 1 oz lime juice (fresh, approximate one lime)
- Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Serve it over plenty of ice, garnish with a pineapple wedge (optional)