Rum Bongo

I am a devotee of the advert jingle. Give me a catchy tune and I’ll quite happy hum it decades later. Which is why, as all the millennials sing the latest chart toppers, I will be found, wandering the streets blasting out ‘Triiiiiiooooooo’ or ‘If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit, join our club’ or perhaps more apt ‘Everyone’s a Fruit & Nut Case’ No Suze, that’s just you…

But to my point, advert jingles DO work, they remind you of what you MUST have in your life. Like Um Bongo (Um Bongo They Drink It in The Congo), that little psychedelic box of joy. Who would have thought Orange, Pineapple & Banana synthetic juice could be so good?

Now, as an adult, I realise it was all a ruse. They had just missed out the ‘R’. So, I have gladly obliged with this spirit forward cocktail.

Because you’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties…

Ingredients: 25ml Pineapple Rum

25ml Banana Liqueur

25ml Triple Sec

Ice to Stir


1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with a couple of cubes of ice.

2. Stir clockwise for 30 seconds to chill.

3. Strain through a hawthorn strainer into a coupe.

4. Serve with a side of jungle, psychedelic box optional.