Monkey Wrench
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Monkey Wrench
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.8 / 5
The Monkey Wrench is a straightforward and refreshing cocktail that marries the complex and rich flavors of aged rum with the tart and zesty profile of grapefruit juice. This combination ... more The Monkey Wrench is a straightforward and refreshing cocktail that marries the complex and rich flavors of aged rum with the tart and zesty profile of grapefruit juice. This combination results in a drink with a perfect balance of sweetness and citrusy sharpness, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate a cocktail with a tangy twist. Served in a highball glass, the Monkey Wrench presents itself as a tall, cold, and inviting beverage, which is often favored in warm climates or during the summertime. Its simplicity and palatable flavor profile render it a delightful choice for casual gatherings or as a relaxing sipper.
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Grapefruit Juice
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Monkey Wrench

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add rum to a chilled highball glass over ice
Top up with grapefruit juice
Stir and serve with straws

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Monkey Wrench cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Monkey Wrench cocktail is stirred and not shaken to gently combine the aged rum with the grapefruit juice without overly diluting the drink or incorporating too much air. This technique helps preserve the rich flavors of the aged rum while achieving a smooth integration with the juice.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Monkey Wrench cocktail?

The best way to serve the Monkey Wrench cocktail is in a highball glass filled with ice, topped with grapefruit juice after stirring the aged rum. This keeps the cocktail chilled and enhances the flavors, making it refreshing and enjoyable to drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of rum for the Monkey Wrench if I don't have aged rum?

Yes, you can use a different type of rum if you don't have aged rum. However, the flavor profile will change. A light or gold rum can make the cocktail lighter and slightly sweeter, whereas a dark rum can bring in deeper molasses notes. Each will offer a different taste experience from the original.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Monkey Wrench cocktail?

A slice of grapefruit or a twist of grapefruit peel served on the rim or dropped into the drink works best as a garnish for a Monkey Wrench cocktail. It emphasizes the grapefruit flavor in the drink and adds a visually appealing element to the presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Monkey Wrench compare to other highball cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8%, the Monkey Wrench is relatively moderate in alcohol compared to many other highball cocktails. Highball cocktails can range widely in alcohol content depending on their ingredients, but the Monkey Wrench sits in a comfortable middle ground, making it a good choice for those seeking a less potent option.

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