Cheeky Monkey
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Cheeky Monkey
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Cheeky Monkey is a creamy and indulgent cocktail with a playful twist. This cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet and rich flavors, making it a popular choice among dessert ... more Cheeky Monkey is a creamy and indulgent cocktail with a playful twist. This cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet and rich flavors, making it a popular choice among dessert lovers. It is believed to have originated in the late 1980s and has been a staple in many bars and restaurants ever since. The combination of Bailey's, Creme De Banane, and Creme De Cacao (dark) creates a smooth and velvety texture with a subtle hint of banana and chocolate. The name "Cheeky Monkey" is a nod to the mischievous and fun nature of this cocktail. It is best served on the rocks and garnished with a banana slice for an added touch of whimsy. So, sit back, relax, and let the Cheeky Monkey bring a bit of mischief to your evening.
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Bailey's
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15.67% | 0.94 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Cheeky Monkey

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour crème de cacao into a tall shot glass, then carefully pour Baileys on top so that it layers
Then pour crème de banane into the Baileys so it settles in between the two and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Cheeky Monkey cocktail if I don't have them on hand?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients in the Cheeky Monkey cocktail. If you're missing Bailey's, any Irish cream liqueur can work as a substitute. For Creme De Banane (banana liqueur), you might use banana syrup for a non-alcoholic version or another fruit liqueur for a similar fruity note. If Creme De Cacao (dark) is unavailable, chocolate liqueur or dark chocolate syrup could be used as alternatives.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve the Cheeky Monkey cocktail?

The Cheeky Monkey cocktail is best served cold in a shot glass. You can chill the ingredients beforehand or briefly place the mixed drink in the freezer before serving. This cocktail is not shaken or stirred, so gently layering the ingredients in the shot glass will present it best.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Cheeky Monkey compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 15.67%, the Cheeky Monkey falls into the lower to medium range of alcohol content for cocktails. Many full-sized cocktails tend to have higher alcohol content, often around 20-30%, depending on the recipe and proportions. However, as a shot, its alcohol percentage is appropriate, offering a milder option compared to stronger shots or cocktails.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Cheeky Monkey cocktail?

The Cheeky Monkey cocktail, with its playful name and sweet flavor profile, is perfect for casual gatherings, parties, or any fun occasions. It can be a great icebreaker at social events or a delicious indulgence for dessert-themed cocktail nights. Its low alcohol content also makes it a good choice for early evening events where guests prefer lighter drinks.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Cheeky Monkey cocktail to suit my taste?

To customize the Cheeky Monkey cocktail, you can play with the proportions of the ingredients based on your taste preferences. For a sweeter drink, increase the Creme De Banane. If you prefer a more chocolatey flavor, add more Creme De Cacao. You can also add a splash of cream or milk to make it creamier, or include a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg on top for a spicy twist.

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