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Monkey Business

A tropical cocktail in a coconut monkey head

Monkey Business

New York City’s Social Drink and Food, a Midtown rooftop bar, has really leaned into the beachy cocktail vibe this summer, and we’re particularly drawn to this rum-based cocktail served in a coconut carved into the shape of a monkey head. Sure, the drink is guaranteed to draw attention, but honestly that’s the point. This isn’t a subtle drink. Orange and pineapple juices are classic beach cocktail bases, and nothing gets an island feel going like rum. The bar team shared the recipe.

Ingredients

Monkey Business

  • 2 Ounces white rum
  • 5 Ounces Aperol
  • 1.5 Ounces orange juice
  • 1 Ounce pineapple juice
  • Pernod spray, to finish

Directions

Monkey Business

Combine the rum, Aperol, orange, and pineapple juices in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a coconut shell monkey head filled with fresh ice. Using an atomizer, finish the cocktail with Pernod spray.