The Yellow Bird was developed at Half Moon and was on the drink menu in 1954 when the resort opened, and brought back this year in celebration of the 60th anniversary. The Yellow Bird is made with mellow rum, crème de bananas, coffee liqueur and orange juice. Half Moon has had an amazing clientele through the years, including the Kennedy’s, Audrey Hepburn, John Legend, Whitney Houston, and Prince Harry.


Yellow Bird

  • 1 1/4 oz. Jamaican Gold Rum
  • 1/4 oz. Crème de Bananes
  • 1/4 oz. Blue Mountain Mist Coffee Liqueur
  • 3 oz. Orange juice
  • Dash of lime juice

Preparation: Shake all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes. Take a Pilsner Glass and rub the rim of it with a wedge of orange and then using a glass rimmer, spin it with colored sugar so that the sugar clings to the rim of the glass. Pour in the drink. Garnish with an orange wheel with skewered banana that has been dusted with colored sugar, a cantaloupe ball and honeydew ball. Add one ice cube made from 14 oz. coffee liqueur mixed with orange juice.

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