The Yellow Bird.

The Yellow Bird cocktail is a must try! You’ll love the bright color and balanced flavor of this drink, with notes of vanilla and licorice.

Here’s a tasty sweet and sour cocktail that’s uniquely delicious: the Yellow Bird cocktail! 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. Alex and I were extraordinarily impressed with this one, as we were with other cocktails using this fancy liqueur. Here’s how to make the Yellow Bird drink!

The Yellow Bird is a cocktail made with rum, Galliano liqueur, triple sec, and lime juice. There’s very little known about its history. Some people think it was named after a Haitian song called the Yellow Bird, others think it was named for the bright yellow Galliano liqueur. It’s hard to know when it was invented. Our best guess it that it was invented sometime in the 1960s or 70s, when Galliano rose to popularity in the US. The Yellow Bird reminds us of the Golden Dream and Golden Cadillac, Galliano cocktails born in the 1950’s and 60’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.

Step 1.

Place the rum, Galliano, triple sec, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 handfuls of ice and shake until cold.

Step 2.

Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime strip and cocktail cherry if desired