Women Birder Zoom
Working Group

Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 5PM PST/8PM EST

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Meeting ID: 853 0810 2057
Passcode: 020388

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Drinks all around!  

Black-capped Vireo with Samantha Hauser
Magnificent Frigatebird with Jennifer Bristol
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher with Marisa Oliva
Lammergeier with
Suzy Buttress


1 oz Light Rum
1 oz Dark Rum
¼ oz Galliano
2 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Juice from ½ lime


1.    Squeeze lime into a shaker
2.    Add juices, rums, and galliano
3.    Shake well
4.    Strain into a glass with ice

(Mocktail adaptation: leave out the rums and galliano, add a dash anise flavoring and vanilla to your fruit juices)

Yellow Warbler with 
Chidi Paige


1 oz Vodka
1 oz hazelnut liqueur
1 oz coffee liqueur
1 oz half and half
Caramel sauce


1.    Prepare an old-fashioned glass by drizzling with caramel sauce, fill with ice.
2.    In a shaker, mix together vodka, hazelnut liqueur, coffee liqueur, and half and half with ice.
3.    Shake shake shake
4.    Pour into prepared glass and top with caramel sauce, garnish with a gummy worm, if you like

(Mocktail adaptation: not sure of an adequate replacement for vodka or these liqueurs)

American Woodcock with Orietta Estrada
Ruddy Turnstone with Monica Iglecia
Ruby-crowned Kinglet with Stephanie Seymour
Indigo Bunting with Bridget Butler


1 cup of coffee
Preferred amount of ½ and ½ 
1 oz Fernet
½ oz simple syrup
1 squirt lemon juice


1. Brew a cup of coffee.
2. Pour in the ½ and ½ to your liking, fernet, simple syrup, and a squirt of lemon juice.
3. Stir and enjoy

(Mocktail adaptation: leave out the fernet, I am not sure of an adequate non-alcoholic substitute that will have a similar flavor.)

Chuck-will's-widow with Kate Dolamore


½ cup apple juice
½ oz blue curacao
Fill with preferred light beer (pilsner, lager, blonde, etc)


1.   Pour the apple juice and blue curacao into a pint glass
2.   Fill with your preferred light beer
3.   Gently stir 

(Mocktail adaptation: use ginger beer and Monin or Torani Blue Curacao that is non-alcoholic)

Brown Pelican with Andrea Carpio


1 oz light rum
1 oz vodka
½ oz cream of coconut
1 oz half and half
Handful of chocolate chips


1.    Pour ingredients into a shaker
2.    Shake, shake, shake
3.    Strain into a glass 

(Mocktail adaptation: not sure of an adequate replacement for rum or vodka)

Snowy Owl with Stephanie Lopez
Shoebill with Emilie Chen
Bee Hummingbird with Karina Sanchez
Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock
with Megan Shersby


½ cup lemonade
¼ cup ginger beer
1 oz rum
splash Blue Curacao
1 Tb Grenadine


1. Fill rocks glass with ice
2. Pour in lemonade, blue curacao, and ginger beer
3. Carefully pour in grenadine so it sinks to the bottom
4. Garnish with a lemon slice

(Mocktail adaptation: leave out the rum, use Monin Blue Curacao which is non-alcoholic)

Superb Fairywren with Cheryl Hogue


1 ½ oz Pisco
.25 oz Lime Juice
2 oz Mango Juice
Ginger Beer


1. Fill glass with ice.
2. Pour in the Pisco, lime juice, mango juice, and fill with ginger beer.
3. Gently stir.
4. Enjoy!

(Mocktail adaptation: leave out the pisco)

Torrent Duck with 
Ana Amable


8 oz Hot Chocolate (I used Swiss Miss and Milk)
1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
Toasted Marshmallow


1. Make the hot chocolate
2. Stir in liqueurs
3. Garnish with the toasted marshmallow

(Mocktail adaptation: use Irish cream flavored syrup and coffee instead of the liqueurs)

McKay's Bunting with Etta Cosey


3 oz guava nectar
3 oz orange juice
2 tb grenadine
1 ½ oz spiced rum
Maraschino cherries


1. Fill the glass with ice
2. Pour in guava nectar, orange juice, spiced rum, and grenadine
3. Gently stir
4. Garnish with cherries

(Mocktail adaptation: use ginger ale in place of the rum)

Star Finch with
Janine Duffy
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