Yellow Bird (cocktail) - Wikiwand
For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Yellow Bird (cocktail).

Yellow Bird (cocktail)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yellow Bird
IBA official cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationPour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake well with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass.
TimingAll Day
dagger Yellow Bird recipe at International Bartenders Association

Yellow Bird is a Caribbean cocktail beverage.[1][2]


The origins of the yellow bird name is unclear.[3] Some sources mention that the cocktail was named after the Haitian tune "Yellow Bird,"[3][4] that was first rewritten in English in 1957[3] that became a sort of national anthem of the Caribbean due to the popularity of Harry Belafonte's recording.[4] Hawaiian singer Arthur Lyman, one of the influencers of the tiki culture's exotica music, released a version of the song which rose to #4 in July 1961 on the Billboard charts and was played weekly at Shell Bar in The Hawaii Village, a possible birthplace of the cocktail.[3]

Others argue that it was not named after the song and obtains the name from its sunny color resulting from Galliano, a golden, sweet vanilla-anise Italian liqueur[5] or from its color combination of yellow and orange fruits that are accompanied by a golden rum.[6] It is worth mentioning that this IBA does not include this latter ingredient.[7]


  1. ^ Regan, Mardee Haidin (2003). "The Bartender's Best Friend: A Complete Guide to Cocktails, Martinis, and Mixed Drinks". p. 332. ISBN 0471227218. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  2. ^ Yellow Bird The Palm Beach Post - Jun 25, 1972
  3. ^ a b c d Charming, Cheryl (2009). "Knack Bartending Basics: More than 400 Classic and Contemporary Cocktails for Any Occasion". Rowman & Littlefield. p. 101. ISBN 9781599217727. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b Harris, Jessica B. (2009). "Rum Drinks: 50 Caribbean Cocktails, From Cuba Libre to Rum Daisy". p. 110. ISBN 9780811866996. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  5. ^ Creen, Linette (1991). "A Taste of Cuba: Recipes from the Cuban-American Community". Dutton. p. 292. ISBN 9780525249702. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  6. ^ Dedeaux, Devra (1989). "Sugar Reef Caribbean Cooking". McGraw-Hill. p. 203. ISBN 9780070624573. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ International Bar Association (IBA)
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Yellow Bird (cocktail)
Listen to this article