Funky Monkey
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Funky Monkey
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.57 / 5
Interesting mix of flavours, fruity and easy to drink. Deceptively dangerous for a two shot cocktail! Interesting mix of flavours, fruity and easy to drink. Deceptively dangerous for a two shot cocktail!
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Base ingredient
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Galliano
Alcohol content
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8.5% | 2.55 units *

Method
How to make a Funky Monkey

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except the ginger beer to a cocktail shaker over ice
Shake well and strain into a an ice-filled tall glass
Top up with the ginger beer and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Funky Monkey cocktail to ensure the best flavor and texture?

To properly shake the Funky Monkey, first fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the Galliano, lime juice, orange juice, and Green Chartreuse. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures the ingredients are well mixed, chilled, and slightly aerated, giving the cocktail a smooth texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Funky Monkey to enhance its presentation?

The Funky Monkey should be served in a highball glass to showcase its vibrant color. First, strain the shaken mixture into the glass filled with fresh ice, then top up with ginger beer. For an enhanced presentation, garnish with a lime wheel or a slice of fresh ginger to highlight the cocktail's citrus and spicy notes.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a substitute for Green Chartreuse in the Funky Monkey cocktail if I can't find it?

If Green Chartreuse is unavailable, you can substitute it with Yellow Chartreuse for a milder, sweeter flavor, or try a herbal liqueur like Strega or Benedictine. Though the taste will differ slightly, these alternatives will still complement the cocktail's overall flavor profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

The Funky Monkey has an alcohol content of 8.5%, making it relatively lower in alcohol compared to some classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content of about 13-15%, while a Martini might range from 15-18%. This makes the Funky Monkey a lighter option, suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings would complement the flavors of the Funky Monkey cocktail?

The Funky Monkey's citrus and ginger flavors pair well with Asian cuisine, especially dishes that feature sweet and spicy profiles. Think of pairing it with Thai mango salad, sushi rolls with ginger, or orange-glazed duck. The cocktail's refreshing nature also makes it a great accompaniment to grilled seafood or a summer fruit platter.

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