The Salty Bird is the creation of Lauren Schell at The Everleigh in Melbourne, and we love it for its salty-sweet, pineapple-grapefruit flavors. As the name would imply, the Salty Bird is a cross between a Salty Dog and a Jungle Bird, and it’s a perfectly entry point for someone who finds Campari too bitter in a drink like the Negroni, or even in the original Jungle Bird.
If you really can’t stand Campari’s bitterness, Aperol or another bitter citrus apéritif is fine – but you might want to skimp a bit on the simple syrup.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled tall glass. Garnish with a spring of mint and a slice of pineapple or a lime wheel.
- The Salty Bird from Steve the Bartender