Yellow Bird

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Yellow Bird

The Yellow Bird is a rum based cocktail that is filled with tropical fruit. While the primary recipe features orange juice, pineapple and banana also make an appearance in many variations of the drink. It's a cocktail that is a hit on the beaches of the Caribbean, though you will be hard pressed to find two Yellow Birds made the same way.


The origins of the yellow bird name is unclear. Some sources mention that the cocktail was named after the Haitian tune "Yellow Bird," that was first rewritten in English in 1957 that became a sort of national anthem of the Caribbean due to the popularity of Harry Belafonte's recording.

How to make one yourself

No matter how you make it, the Yellow Bird makes a great summertime cocktail. At Memorology we love this method


1.5 cl Galliano
1.5 cl Lime JuiceAt Memorology we love this method
1.5 cl Triple Sec
3 cl White Rum


Mix 1.5cl of Galliano, 1.5cl of lime juice, 1.5cl of Triple Sec and 3cl of white rum in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.