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Yellow Bird

Explore the Yellow Bird cocktail's mysterious origins while enjoying other tropical tiki drinks like the Blue Hawaii and Mai Tai!

What You'll Need

1 oz
Galliano liqueur
0.5 oz
Banana liqueur
1 oz
Orange juice
1 oz
Pineapple juice
1 oz
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Collins Glass


Build a glass using ice and orange slices
Add rum, Galliano liqueur, banana liqueur, orange juice, and pineapple juice
Top with a cherry
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More About This Drink

Before jumping into some Yellow Bird cocktail history, here are some other gorgeous tropical Caribbean cocktail recipes we think you'll love: the Caribbean Martini, the Caribbean Sunset Rum Punch, the Caribbean Screwdriver, the Caribbean Surprise, and the Caribbean Cruise. Now about that Yellow Bird cocktail history —  yeah, there’s not much to discuss. The Yellow Bird cocktail Wiki notes that “The origins of the yellow bird name is unclear…. [Although some] sources mention that the cocktail was named after the Haitian tune ‘Yellow Bird.’” We tried (pretty hard) to find somebody who knows who invented the Yellow Bird cocktail, but we couldn't find any good information on that. So yeah, the Yellow Bird cocktail was probably named after the “Yellow Bird” song, which was first translated from Haitian into English in 1957. And while we have no idea who actually created the Yellow Bird cocktail recipe, the Yellow Bird Wiki does note that the cocktail’s possible birthplace could've been Hawaii. It should also be noted that the Yellow Bird cocktail falls under the tiki drink umbrella. For those who don’t know, tiki drinks are those that are defined by aesthetic and taste elements that fit with the vibes of tiki culture. According to Wikipedia, “Tiki culture is a motif of exotically decorated bars and restaurants catering [to] an escapist longing for travel to tropical regions of the South Pacific.” Oh, and if all this talk about Tiki culture has you in the mood to taste some other delicious tiki cocktail recipes, check out these bad boys: the Baja Tiki, the Zombie, the Blue Hawaiian, the Mai Tai, and the Blue Hawaii. YELLOW BIRD 1 oz. (30ml) Rum 1/2 oz. (15ml) Galliano Liqueur 1 oz. (30ml) Banana Liqueur 1 oz. (30ml) Orange Juice 1 oz. (30ml) Pineapple Juice Garnish: Cherry PREPARATION 1. Build a glass using ice and orange slices. 2. Add rum, Galliano liqueur, banana liqueur, orange juice, and pineapple juice. 3. Top with a cherry. DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

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