Irish Monkey
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Irish Monkey
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.75 / 5
The Irish Monkey is a playful and creamy cocktail that offers a delightful blend of Irish cream and sweet banana flavors. Served in a shot glass, it is typically enjoyed ... more The Irish Monkey is a playful and creamy cocktail that offers a delightful blend of Irish cream and sweet banana flavors. Served in a shot glass, it is typically enjoyed as a potent and decadent treat. The combination of Bailey's with banana liqueur creates a silky texture and a rich taste profile that appeals to those who have a fondness for dessert-like beverages with a fruity twist. Ideal for after-dinner enjoyment or as a fun party shot, the Irish Monkey is a simple yet indulgent choice for a quick sip of dessert in a glass.
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Bailey's
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15.8% | 0.79 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Irish Monkey

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add banana liqueur to a shot glass then top up with the Irish cream before serving


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the Banana Liqueur in an Irish Monkey?

Yes, if you don't have banana liqueur, you can substitute it with another fruity liqueur that complements the creamy texture of Bailey's, like peach or apricot liqueur. Keep in mind, the flavor profile will change but could result in a delightful variation.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works well with an Irish Monkey?

A slice of banana on the rim of the shot glass or a sprinkle of grated chocolate on top can enhance the visual appeal and add an extra layer of flavor that complements the banana and creamy components of the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific way to serve the Irish Monkey for the best experience?

The Irish Monkey should be served cold in a shot glass. To enhance the experience, you could chill the shot glasses ahead of time in the freezer. This keeps the drink colder for longer, emphasizing the rich and creamy texture.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Irish Monkey compare to other popular shot-based cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 15.8%, the Irish Monkey falls into the moderate range for shot-based cocktails. It's stronger than a beer or wine but less potent than straight spirits or shots like tequila or whiskey. Compare this to a Jägerbomb, which is about 7-10% alcohol by volume, or a straight vodka shot at around 40%.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Irish Monkeys?

The Irish Monkey, with its creamy and sweet characteristics, makes it a perfect choice for dessert or post-dinner drinks during casual gatherings, parties, and celebrations where something fun and slightly indulgent is in order. Its playful taste profile makes it a hit in festive settings like St. Patrick's Day or themed parties.

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