Craft, Recipes

Crafting Cocktails: Jenna Rycroft’s ‘I‘iwi Bird

May 23, 2017

Posted in Restaurant Management, Industry & Culture
“Tiki” Cocktail Recipe

‘I‘iwi Bird*

  • 2 oz Privateer Tiki Gin
  • ½ oz Aperol
  • ½ oz liliko’i (passion fruit) syrup
  • ½ oz lime juice
  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and serve up.


About the Drink


“In the past, I didn’t have much experience making cocktails. Ryan forced us, because he liked making us do things we didn’t like to do. This one started out of a small love affair that Ryan and I have with a local distiller named Maggie Campbell. She is Head Distiller–Vice President at Privateer, a rum distillery in Ipswich. A couple of years ago, Privateer came out with a gin—a tiki gin actually. It’s infused with a lot of tropical fruit notes along with gin botanicals. It’s a really unique product, really bold. So, I wanted to use that in my cocktail.


“The cocktail is called ‘I’iwi. It’s actually the Hawaiian word for a native bird known as the honeycreeper. I’m part Hawaiian, so I wanted to use this to recognize some of my culture. I was imagining this beautiful tropical bird when I made this cocktail.”

*Individually crafted cocktail brought to Bar Mezzana from previous location.


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