When I was a little girl, my parents had friends that hosted a Yellow Bird party every summer at their house. That party was dreamy. Their house was a perfect specimen of what was great about 1960’s architecture. They had a pool in the backyard that was a bit free form and clad in yellow tiles. The backyard was a rolling grassy expanse that ended at a green belt leaving the entire backyard wrapped in old growth trees. It felt like a Slim Aarons photograph.
I’m told that I remember this whole thing a lot more bucolic that it really was. But I think that’s part of the joy of childhood. However, since the adults were drinking these Yellow Bird cocktails out of a punch bowl, I can’t imagine that I’m too far off.
Mix up yourself a Yellow Bird and pretend you too are lounging by a fabulously fabulous pool in a Slim Aarons photograph. And if you don’t know the traditional Jamaican folk song Yellow Bird, click here to sing along while you shake up your new favorite cocktail. I found myself humming it the whole time. Trés fab.