The Jungle booby

The Jungle Booby Cocktail

The Jungle Booby

Wes McDermott
This riff on the classic Jungle Bird tiki cocktail, calls for tequila and mezcal in place of rum, and it works extremely well. The smokiness of the mezcal is balanced out by the bitterness of the Campari and the sweetness of the fruit. Brian Miller from the Polynesian in NYC is to thank for introducing us to this one!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican, Polynesian
Servings 1 Cocktail


  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Jigger / Measuring Cup
  • 1 Dasher Bitters Bottle optional


  • 45 ml Blanco Tequila
  • 15 ml Mezcal
  • 15 ml Campari
  • 15 ml Orgeat
  • 15 ml Fresh lime Juice
  • 15 ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 30 ml Pineapple Juice
  • 4 dashes Absinthe


  • Combine all ingredients into your shaker togeter with cracked ice.
  • Shake vigorously until your cocktail shaker becomes icy on the outside.
  • Pour into a glass and top with crushed / pebble ice.
  • Garnish with pineapple fronds, and pineapple wedges.
  • Enjoy!


Brian Miller, The Polynesian, New York City
Orgeat Syrup
Orgeat is a sweet almond syrup that’s an essential ingredient in the original Mai Tai and many other Tiki cocktails. You can make this yourself, or you can buy it ready-made. Not all Orgeat is created equal, however. If you want a true authentic Tiki flavour then your Orgeat should only include Almonds, Sugar, water, orange flower water, and brandy. 
See our Orgeat Syrup
Keyword campari, jungle bird, mezcal, orgeat, summer, tequila, tiki, tiki cocktail

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