Monkey Balls
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Monkey Balls
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.85 / 5
Monkey Balls is an intriguing cocktail that promises an exotic blend of flavors in a compact form. Served typically in a shot glass, this concoction blends the sweetness of melon ... more Monkey Balls is an intriguing cocktail that promises an exotic blend of flavors in a compact form. Served typically in a shot glass, this concoction blends the sweetness of melon liqueur with the complexity of white and dark rum, rounded off with the distinctive taste of banana liqueur. The result is a fruity and tropical profile with layers of flavor that might remind one of a beach vacation in a lush paradise. The cocktail's playful name combined with its melange of sweet and rich notes makes it a conversation starter and a unique choice for those looking to try something bold and adventurous in a small package.
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White rum
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28.75% | 1.15 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Monkey Balls

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a shaker with crushed ice and shake well
Strain into a shot glass and serve
~ Sprinkle some coconut shavings over the drink to make Hairy Monkey Balls. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white rum with another type of rum in the Monkey Balls cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the white rum with another type of rum in the Monkey Balls cocktail. A light or gold rum can be a good alternative and will still maintain the balance of flavors. However, bear in mind that changing the type of rum may slightly alter the original taste of the cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best way to ensure the Monkey Balls cocktail is well mixed?

The best way to ensure the Monkey Balls cocktail is well mixed is by using a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, add all the ingredients (melon liqueur, white rum, dark rum, and banana liqueur), secure the lid, and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. This process chills the cocktail and ensures that all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific type of shot glass recommended for serving the Monkey Balls cocktail?

While there isn't a specific type of shot glass required for serving the Monkey Balls cocktail, using a standard shot glass with a capacity of around 1.5 to 2 ounces is recommended. This ensures that there's enough room for the cocktail's total volume of 40ml, plus a little extra space to avoid spillage when carrying the glass.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Monkey Balls compare to a standard shot of rum?

The alcohol content in the Monkey Balls cocktail is 28.75%, which is slightly lower than a standard shot of rum, which usually has an alcohol content of around 40%. Given the cocktail's mix of ingredients, the presence of liqueurs, which generally have lower alcohol content than rum, contributes to the lower overall alcohol percentage of the drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasion is the Monkey Balls cocktail best suited for?

The Monkey Balls cocktail, with its playful name and mix of fruity flavors from the liqueurs, is best suited for informal gatherings, parties, or themed events where guests are looking to enjoy unique and conversation-starting drinks. Its potent mix and shot glass serving suggest it's meant for occasions where people are ready to have fun in a light-hearted atmosphere.

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