by The Editors | February 24, 2016

The Spread: Rare Bird


Sip a creative cocktail, like this Rare Bird, on a bar stool at The Rum Line in Miami (photo by Jason Koerner)

Surprise guests by pouring this alternative to a rum and Coke cocktail at your next spring gathering. The Jungle Bird swoops onto the palate with a formidable tangle of flavors, equal parts bitter and sweet. Concocted with rum that has been infused with blackstrap molasses, the aperitif makes a statement with or without its kitschy pink flamingo straw.

Award-winning mixologist Rob Ferrara elevated the Jungle Bird, a forgotten classic, for The Rum Line, an alfresco bar tucked away on a terrace of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The bar is known for thoughtful cocktails that are artfully styled and come served in ceramic koi-fish and vintage-inspired glassware. The Rum Line pays homage to old Florida with its menu of creative drinks and breezy bungalow setting.

Recipe for The Jungle Bird

Serves 1
  • 1.5 ounces Blackstrap Infused Santa Teresa Añejo Rum
  • .75 ounce Campari
  • .5 ounce fresh lime juice
  • .5 ounce simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces fresh pineapple juice

Preparation: Place all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with pineapple and serve with a flamingo straw.