Yellow Bird

August 26, 2023

Two of the most popular versions of the Yellow Bird cocktail’s origin say that it was either named after the Haitian tune “Yellow Bird”, rewritten in English in 1957 that became a sort of national anthem of the Caribbean, later performed and popularized by the Hawaiian singer Arthur Lyman, or as another version states — it was named due to its significant bright yellow color, often being associated with a little canary bird.

Yellow Bird cocktail recipe

A sweet and sour cocktail nuanced with notes of vanilla and licorice.

IBA Category:
New Era Drinks

Yellow Bird cocktail recipe


  • Galliano liqueur (1 fl oz.)
  • Triple Sec Orange liqueur (1 fl oz.)
  • White rum (2 fl oz.)
  • Lime juice (1 fl oz.)
  • For the garnish: lime slice and cocktail cherry

Yellow Bird cocktail recipe


  1. Pour the white rum, Galliano liqueur, Triple Sec, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add 2 handfuls of ice and shake until get cold.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lime strip and cocktail cherry.