Around the World in 60 Cocktails: Toucan

Characteristic, charming, quirky and oh-so-photogenic, the toucan is the symbol of being both seen and heard. Its colorful beak reminds us to speak up when things need to be said and that communication is key in all situations. The bird is also a symbol of travel, sociability and intelligence – perfect for Silversea guests!

For 45 years, the Toucan was as important a motif as the Guinness harp. Recognized the world over for its ability to balance a pint (or two!) on their giant, multicolored beaks, the symbol of the Irish stout would proclaim that “Guinness was good for you” and boosted global sales of the iconic Irish brewery.

Although the origins of the Guinness toucan are more playful than logical – an apparent non sequitur that launched one of the most memorable beer advertising campaigns in history – the gamble paid off. Did you know that 3 million pints are brewed each day at the St. James’ Gate Brewery in Dublin?

Our cocktail embodies the toucan’s traits with distinctive tastes that include Bushmills Black Bush Irish whiskey, historic French liqueur Green Chartreuse and Italy’s Frengelico, for a complex, sprit-led serve.


  • 2 Dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 Bsp Chartreuse
  • ½ oz Frangelico
  • 1 oz Dolin Rouge
  • 1 oz Bushmills Black Bush

How to Prepare:

  1. Rinse an amarena cherry with water 
  2. Chill a Nick & Nora and put to one side
  3. Collect a mixing glass & fill with cubed ice
  4. Add all the ingredients
  5. Stir for 15-20 seconds & dip taste
  6. Discard ice from the Nick & Nora
  7. Pour
  8. Carefully drop the amarena cherry into the cocktail