The Yellow Bird.
The yellow bird cocktail is a must try, you’ll love the bright colour and balanced flavour of this drink, with notes of vanilla and licorice.
Here’s a tasty, sweet and sour cocktail that’s uniquely delicious. This bright yellow drink is a sour cocktail with a little extra bling: a nuanced finish with notes of vanilla and licorice. The sophistication comes from Galliano, a bright yellow Italian liqueur that’s worth grabbing for this recipe.
The yellow bird has very little known about it’s history although some believe it was named after a Haitian song called the yellow bird and others think it was named for the bright yellow liqueur. It is difficult to know when it was invented but the best guess is that it was invented in the late 60s or early 70s when Galliano rose to popularity in the U.S.
What you’ll need.
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce Galliano liqueur
1 ounce triple sec or Cointreau
1 ounce fresh lime juice
For the garnish: Lime slice and cocktail cherry
How to make it.
Place the rum, triple sec, Galliano and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker, add two handfuls of ice and shake until cold.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with lime and cherry if so desired.