Gorillas in the Mist
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Gorillas in the Mist
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.69 / 5
Originally devised by a bartender working at Planet Hollywood, this cocktail is fast becoming a staple in bars the world over. Originally devised by a bartender working at Planet Hollywood, this cocktail is fast becoming a staple in bars the world over.
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Base ingredient
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Coconut rum
Garnish
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Chocolate, cream
Alcohol content
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15.45% | 2.12 units *

Method
How to make a Gorillas in the Mist

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy
Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with whipped cream on top and chocolate flakes, before serving

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

·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the banana liqueur in Gorillas in the Mist?

Yes, you can substitute the banana liqueur with a few drops of banana extract mixed with a simple syrup or use mango liqueur for a tropical twist. However, keep in mind that substitutes may slightly alter the flavor profile of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for Gorillas in the Mist?

A slice of banana or a maraschino cherry makes excellent garnishes for Gorillas in the Mist. For a more elaborate touch, a sprinkle of grated chocolate or a small drizzle of caramel over the top can add a delightful finish.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I mix the ingredients of Gorillas in the Mist to ensure the best texture and flavor?

For the best texture and flavor, blend the ingredients of Gorillas in the Mist with ice until smooth. Starting with the liquid components before adding the banana and vanilla ice cream ensures an even blend. Avoid over-blending to keep a creamy consistency.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Gorillas in the Mist for maximum enjoyment?

Serve Gorillas in the Mist in a chilled hurricane glass to keep it cold longer. Consider adding a fun straw and garnishes like banana slices or a cherry. Serving immediately after blending preserves the freshness and the frothy texture.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Gorillas in the Mist compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 15.45%, Gorillas in the Mist has a slightly lower alcohol content than many traditional cocktails, which typically range from 18% to 25%. This makes it a moderately strong drink, suitable for those preferring a less intense alcoholic experience.

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