Sunday, May 3, 2015

Yellow Bird

I broke one of my cardinal rules about bar stocking: the rule about only buying liqueurs that significantly increase the number of drinks you can make with the stock you currently have. I bought Galliano because you can only make a select few cocktails like the Harvey Wallbanger and Yellow Bird with it. It was a bit of an impulse purchase, and the price was under $20 dollars, which is my threshold for impulse liqueur purchases.

Galliano is a very dessert-like cordial with anise, herbs, and vanilla. It is often used in creamy drinks and as a flavoring for ice cream. I'm sure I will find my own uses for it in tropical drinks as a base for falernum, but in the meantime, I will have to find friends who like ice cream drinks.

The Yellow Bird is the rare before-dinner drink. Here's how to make it.

  • 1 oz. white rum
  • 1/2 oz. Galliano
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

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