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How to Make a Jungle Bird Cocktail Recipe

If you’re looking to make a fruity rum cocktail then look no further! The jungle bird cocktail is a perfect combination of Jamaican rum and pineapple juice, among other things. It’s simple enough to make at home as the drink only contains 5 ingredients.

Here’s What You’re Going to Need

To make the jungle bird cocktail, your going to need a few things:

Equipment Needed:

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Old Fashion Cocktail Glass
  • Jigger or Shot Glass
  • Mini Skewer (to garnish)

Ingredients Needed:

  • Jamaican Rum
  • Campari
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Sugar Syrup (Demerara 1:1 ratio)
  • Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • Slice of Pineapple, Orange, Cherry and/or Maraschino (to garnish).

Jungle Bird Cocktail Recipe

Jungle Bird Cocktail

A tasty tropical rum-based cocktail!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Malaysian
Keyword: Jungle Bird, Jungle Bird Cocktail, Rum Cocktail, tropical cocktail recipe
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 257kcal
Cost: 3.00


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Jigger or Shot Glass
  • Old Fashion Cocktail Glass


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Jamaican Rum
  • 3/4 Ounce Campari
  • 1/2 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Sugar Syrup *Demerara
  • 4 Ounces Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Slice of Pineapple, Orange, and a Maraschino Cherry *to garnish


  • First, add all of the ingredients to the cocktail shaker. Shake well.
  • Double strain over fresh ice into a double old fashion glass.
  • Finally, garnish the cocktail with a slice of pineapple, skewered orange and a maraschino cherry.
  • Cheers!



Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 147mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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History of the Jungle Bird Cocktail

The origins of the jungle bird cocktail are fairly unknown. It is said to have originated at the Aviary bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton back in 1978. It was served as a welcoming drink when a guest would arrive.

The cocktail was originally served in either a ceramic bird container or a chilled hurricane glass.

Recipe Notes & F.A.Q’s

I don’t like rum, what is a close substitute?

If you don’t like rum then there are a few close substitutes you can choose from. We would recommend to switch the rum for vodka. The other sugar based ingredients will cancel out the taste of the vodka.

Do I need to garnish my cocktail?

No, you don’t need to garnish the cocktail. If you do have the ingredients on hand, its fun to garnish the drink to make it more visually appealing.

Recipe Size Conversion

Do you want to make this cocktail for a party or event? We have you covered. This calculator will tell you how many millilitres you need for every ingredient. All you need to do is type the number of drinks that you would like to make in total.

Some Other Ways This Drink is Made

In this video, they make the drink stronger than what our recipe calls for. Instead of using 4 ounces of pineapple juice, they use only 1.5. This all comes down to personal preference.

In this video, the bartender uses a few extra ingredients. They substitute Luxardo Bitter Bianco for Campari and also add half an ounce of lemon juice as well.

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