Black Heron Kitchen & Bar, 428 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids
The Black Heron on the West Side of Grand Rapids makes The Jungle Bird with a tincture of the sunset shone warm about the verdant lime wedge.
In this cocktail, the Campari and pineapple burst onto one’s palate like a phantom grapefruit lemonade inception. This Bird alights upon the tongue.
How to make it:
1 ½ oz. aged rum
1 ½ oz. fresh lime juice
1 ½ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. Campari
1 oz. pineapple juice
Shake that mother. Serve with a lime zest and garnish with the wedge.
I believe it was Henrik Ibsen who wrote, “A forest bird never wants a cage. And I never want to see the bottom of this glass, y’got me?”
But then again, I have been drinking.