Bird of Paradise Fizz

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, legendary cocktail historian, has dedicated his life to digging up long-forgotten tiki cocktails and bringing them to light for a new century.

The Bird of Paradise Fizz is one such drink, which Beachbum credits to the Stranger’s Club at the Panama Canal sometime in the 1930s. It’s a glorious thing, bright pastel pink with a lovely head of snow-white foam, wreathed in lime curls and edible flowers.

The Bird of Paradise Fizz is an exceptionally tart drink – it needs to be, to cut through all that cream. But if your limes are on the tart side already, or you’re just not a fan of mouth-puckering drinks, feel free to pull back on the lime juice a bit.

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Vigorously shake everything (except the orange flower water and sparkling water) with ice. Double-strain through a wire-mesh strainer into a tall ice-filled glass.

Top with orange flower water and sparkling water and stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime twist and/or edible tropical flowers.

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