Jeff Berry’s Jungle Bird

Jeff Berry, Intoxica!

The original drink dates to circa 1978, created at the Aviary Bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton in Thailand. Jeff “Beachbum” Berry rediscovered the drink in a 1989 paperback by John J. Poister, The New American Bartender’s Guide, and republished it in his 2002 book, Intoxica! This version uses dark Jamaican rum and maintains a heavy pour of pineapple.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces dark Jamaican rum
  • 4 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Campari

Garnish: cherry, lemon and orange peels

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker, and shake well with plenty of ice cubes.
  2. Pour, unstrained, into a double Old-Fashioned glass.
  3. Garnish with an orchid, and a cocktail cherry speared to lemon and orange wheels.

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