THE JUNGLE BIRD

THE JUNGLE BIRD // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

Visiting Toronto often is one of my favorite perks of my job(s). At this point, I have a favorite neighborhood, favorite restaurants, favorite streets, and even a favorite apartment I always try to rent. It’s walking distance from Rhum Corner, a delicious Haitian inspired bar and restaurant on Dundas, in the hipster-ish (gosh we need a new word for that) area that borders Trinity-Belwoods park. The food is lovely, improved proportionally by how much homemade hot sauce you douse on it, and the cocktails are dangerous. Very dangerous. But that’s why I rent an apartment that’s walking distance away!

My favorite cocktail they serve is a Jungle Bird. Imagine a perfectly balanced adult slushy. Not too sweet and way too easy to sip, I love it so much. Here’s my version when I’m missing my favorite city, street, and bar to the north.

THE JUNGLE BIRD // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

THE JUNGLE BIRD // THE KITCHY KITCHEN

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 ounces dark rum

1/2 ounces Campari

1/2 ounces fresh lime juice

1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice

DIRECTIONS:

This is typically served over crushed ice, but I prefer it as a slushy.

Put a few handfuls of ice into a blender, add the ingredients on top, and blend until very smooth. Serve with a pineapple leave for garnish.

  • This looks amazing! You really turned me onto slushy drinks. I love the idea of blending a cocktail. Can’t wait to try this one 🙂

    • TheKitchyKitchen

      It’s so good, right? Especially on a hot day!

    • Dale

      Tasty. Slushy is awesome in everything but comes with BRAIN FREEZE when you gulp because its soo good ! ! So from Starbucks to this, I have to drink slow or do over ice cubes

      • TheKitchyKitchen

        lol. I guess I should add: Proceed with caution!

  • Your version of this cocktail – Jungle Bird looks awesome. I will definitely try them. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.