Chocolate Monkey
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Chocolate Monkey
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.98 / 5
Chocolate Monkey is a delectable cocktail that is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover's cravings. This creamy and indulgent drink is the perfect combination of banana liqueur, rich vanilla ice ... more Chocolate Monkey is a delectable cocktail that is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover's cravings. This creamy and indulgent drink is the perfect combination of banana liqueur, rich vanilla ice cream, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. The use of banana liqueur gives the cocktail a subtle tropical twist, while the vanilla ice cream adds a smooth and creamy texture. The touch of chocolate syrup adds a decadent sweetness that ties all the flavors together. This cocktail is often served as a dessert drink, making it a delightful after-dinner treat. The combination of sweet, creamy, and fruity flavors creates a perfectly balanced and delicious cocktail that is sure to be a hit at any gathering.
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Base ingredient
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Banana liqueur
Garnish
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Cream, banana
Alcohol content
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3.21% | 0.45 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Chocolate Monkey blends the creamy texture of vanilla ice cream with the tropical hint of banana liqueur and a generous drizzle of chocolate syrup, resulting in a dessert drink that’s sweet, indulgently creamy, and satisfyingly chocolatey. It’s the perfect treat for those with a sweet tooth looking to end their meal on a high note.

Method
How to make a Chocolate Monkey

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients together in a blender together with ice and blend
Pour into a cocktail glass
Garnish with banana slice and a dollop of whipped cream, then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use another type of liqueur if I don't have banana liqueur for making a Chocolate Monkey?

Yes, you can substitute banana liqueur with other fruit liqueurs if you don't have it. However, it's important to note that the substitute may significantly change the flavor profile of the cocktail. A good alternative could be coconut liqueur or hazelnut liqueur to maintain a sweet and nutty flavor, albeit with a different fruity note.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Chocolate Monkey cocktail?

For garnishing a Chocolate Monkey, consider using a sliced banana or a maraschino cherry. A light dusting of cocoa powder or chocolate shavings on top can also enhance the visual appeal and add an extra chocolatey touch. For a more decorative approach, drizzle some chocolate syrup on the inside of the glass before pouring the mixture.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Chocolate Monkey cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Chocolate Monkey can easily be created by omitting the banana liqueur and using banana syrup or a ripe mashed banana instead. You still get a similar flavor profile, with the creaminess of the vanilla ice cream and the sweetness of the chocolate syrup, just without the alcohol.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve a Chocolate Monkey cocktail?

The Chocolate Monkey cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. To enhance its flavors, ensure the vanilla ice cream is well-blended with the banana liqueur and chocolate syrup. Serving the cocktail immediately after preparation ensures the ice cream doesn't melt too much, maintaining the desired creamy texture. Adding a straw or a small spoon can also enhance the drinking experience.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

When is the best time of year to enjoy a Chocolate Monkey cocktail?

The Chocolate Monkey cocktail, with its sweet and creamy flavors, makes it an ideal drink for warmer seasons, like late spring through summer. Its cold and dessert-like quality makes it a refreshing choice for hot days. However, it can also be a delightful treat any time of the year when you're in the mood for something sweet and indulgent.

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