Funky Monkey Cocktail Recipe

Funky Monkey Cocktail Recipe
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Funky Monkey Cocktail

Tim Turner

Funky Monkey Cocktail

Mount Gay Eclipse comes from beautiful Barbados, and is produced by the oldest rum distillery in the world. I consider this a complex rum, its distinct layers enhanced through oak aging — vanilla, cocoa, and caramel as well as fruity notes of prune, mango, and banana that bestow a tropical character. By adding a few flavor companions — banana, crème de bananes, and dark crème de cacao — you can uncover a unique alternative to the Piña Colada. 

Adapted from "The Modern Mixologist" by Tony Abou-Ganim with Mary Elizabeth Faulkner.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Mount Gay Eclipse rum
  • ¾ ounce Bols Crème de Bananes 
  • ¾ ounce Bols Crème de Cacao Brown
  • 3 ounces coconut milk, preferably homemade
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 2 cups ice, cracked
  • Coconut shell, for serving (optional)
  • Toasted coconut, for garnish

Directions

In a blender can, add rum, crème de bananes, crème de cacao, coconut milk, and banana. (Reminder: Always add the liquid ingredients to your blender first.)

Add cracked ice and blend until creamy. Pour into an empty coconut shell or a goblet and garnish with toasted coconut. Serve with a straw.

 

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.