The Yellow Bird cocktail is a Caribbean drink, full of tropical flavors and a gorgeous sunny color. This famous tiki cocktail is a total hit on the beaches. The origin of the drink is very unclear so we can’t say for sure who created it and why. There is a theory that claims the drink comes from Hawaii and is named after a song that was first translated from Haitian to English in 1957.

Like all tiki drinks, the Yellow Bird cocktail includes both light and dark rum but also fresh lime juice, orange juice, triple sec, and Galliano liqueur. Some also feature banana and pineapple juice, so it’s almost a guarantee you won’t come across the same drink twice. No matter how you make it, it won’t be wrong, and it will make your summer better.


  1. 1 Ounce (30 ml) of light rum.
  2. 1 Ounce (30 ml) of dark rum.
  3. ½ Ounce (15 ml) of freshly squeezed lime juice.
  4. ¼ of an ounce (7.5 ml) of Galliano.
  5. ½ Ounce (15 ml) of triple sec.
  6. 1 ½ Ounce (45 ml) of fresh orange juice.
  7. Garish – maraschino cherry, lime wedge, orange slice… go crazy, and don’t forget the umbrella. 😉


  1. Add all ingredients (light rum, dark rum, triple sec, Galliano, fresh lime juice, and orange juice) into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice and shake well.
  3. Strain into a highball or a hurricane glass over ice. Or you can use a cocktail glass and serve it straight up.
  4. Garnish and enjoy.

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