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Jungle Bird Cocktail Recipe (Our house cocktail!)

  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This jungle bird cocktail recipe is our go to drink for happy hour at home! A classic tiki cocktail that’s cold, refreshing, and perfectly balanced. It is made with dark rum, pineapple juice, Campari liqueur, and lime juice. The traditional sweetener used for this cocktail is demerara syrup, but we usually substitute maple syrup. It’s juicy, complex but easy to drink, and FULL of tropical vibes! This recipe is for 1 cocktail, but most cocktail shakers will be large enough to fit ingredients for 2 drinks.

Photography inspiration: Well Seasoned Studio

Photograph of Nyssa shaking the cocktail: Brooke Fitts Photography


  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) dark rum
  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) Campari
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup (1 tablespoon) – or simple syrup


  1. Add rum, Campari, pineapple juice, lime juice, and maple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled and frothy.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a few pineapple leaves if desired.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy! Cheers!


There are a few ways you can personalize this drink

To make it slightly less bitter, try reducing the Campari to 1/2 an ounce

To make this drink slightly less sweet, try reducing the maple syrup to 1/4 ounce, or eliminating it all together

For a brighter more citrus forward drink, add an additional 1/4 ounce of fresh lime juice

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: drink
  • Method: shaken
  • Cuisine: tiki

Keywords: cocktail, happy hour, party, rum, campari, lime