Dirty Bird
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About this Cocktail

A play on the classic tiki cocktail the Jungle Bird. This variation features Banana Chip-Infused Blackstrap Rum & Fernet Branca Menta w/ notes of Vanilla & Cardamom.

  • 1oz Banana Chip-Infused Blackstrap Rum
  • 1oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2oz Fernet Branca Menta
  • 1/2oz Campari
  • 1 1/2oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2oz Vanilla-Cardamom Demerara Syrup
  • 1/2oz Lime Juice
  • Garnish- Pineapple Leaf & Banana Chip

Add all ingredients to shaker tin, ice, shake, strain, rocks glass filled with ice, garnish.

Dirty Bird Mix:
To save time behind the bar I batch all the liquor components of this drink. Making it an easy 2oz pour.

Banana Chip-Infused Rum:
Add 3 Cups of Banana Chips w/ 1 750ml bottle of Blackstrap Rum (I use Blackwell's) to a large glass container. Shake. Let infuse for 48hours. Shaking during this period. Strain and store in refrigeration.

Vanilla-Cardamom Demerara Syrup
2 cups Demerara Sugar : 1 cup Water. Make syrup. Bring to a low boil. Add 1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (or to taste) and 8 cracked Cardamom Seed Pods. Remove from heat. Let Cool. Strain and Store.


  • daniel clayton
    excellent drink just to note, Branca menta is a digestif Fratelli Branca makes by mixing their fernet with a mint liqueur. Fernet is not a brand name, it's a style, with dozens of producers, even if Branca's is the most common brand in the states.

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