Merry Monkey
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Merry Monkey
Cocktail recipe

Rating

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The Merry Monkey cocktail is a whimsical blend that fuses the boldness of vodka and white rum with the richness of coffee liqueur. Complemented by the tartness of lime cordial ... more The Merry Monkey cocktail is a whimsical blend that fuses the boldness of vodka and white rum with the richness of coffee liqueur. Complemented by the tartness of lime cordial and the sweetness of lemonade, this drink brings a complex layering of flavors. The addition of Taboo, a fruit-flavored liqueur, infuses a lively and exotic touch that harmonizes with the other components. Served in a highball glass, the Merry Monkey offers a unique and refreshing experience, with various taste notes dancing on the palate, making it a captivating choice for those seeking a spirited yet playful concoction.
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19.38% | 2.33 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Merry Monkey

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Merry Monkey cocktail to ensure the best flavor?

For the Merry Monkey cocktail, it's important to stir the ingredients gently but thoroughly in the highball glass to ensure the flavors are well blended without diluting the drink too much. Use a long spoon to reach the bottom of the glass and stir for approximately 30 seconds. This technique helps to maintain the cocktail's intended strength and taste profile.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Merry Monkey to enhance its presentation?

The Merry Monkey cocktail should be served in a highball glass for the best presentation. Add ice cubes to the glass before pouring in the mixed ingredients to keep the drink cold. Garnishing with a lime wedge on the rim of the glass or a twist of lemon peel inside can add a touch of elegance and hint at the citrus flavors within the drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I make the Merry Monkey cocktail sweeter or more sour depending on personal preference?

Absolutely. To make the Merry Monkey sweeter, consider adding a bit more lime cordial or a teaspoon of simple syrup. If you prefer it more sour, reduce the lime cordial slightly and add a few dashes of fresh lime juice. Customization allows you to tailor the cocktail to your taste, making it more enjoyable.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Merry Monkey compare to other common cocktails?

The Merry Monkey has an alcohol content of 19.38%, positioning it in the mid-range compared to other cocktails. Classic cocktails like the Mojito or Margarita typically have an alcohol content from 10% to 15%, making the Merry Monkey slightly stronger. However, it's less potent than very strong cocktails such as the Long Island Iced Tea, which can exceed 22% alcohol content.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What role does the ingredient 'Taboo' play in the Merry Monkey cocktail?

Taboo, a fruit-flavored liqueur known for its unique blend of exotic fruits, plays a crucial role in giving the Merry Monkey its distinctive fruity and slightly tropical flavor profile. This ingredient complements the citrus notes from the lime cordial and the depth from the coffee liqueur and spirits, making for a balanced and intriguing cocktail experience.

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