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Brass Monkey! Sing it with me… “That Funky Monkey!” The Beastie Boys made this easy cocktail famous in the 80’s and with just 3 ingredients, there’s no reason you can’t make it your weekend drink!
I totally listened to Licensed to Ill on repeat on my Walkman in junior high and still crank up the radio anytime I hear Brass Monkey. I am just now realizing that I’m also a big fan of the cocktail. Easy party cocktails are my favorite and this one is simple enough for guests to mix up by the glass. It’s definitely going to be one of my go- to cocktails for summer
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How to Make a Brass Monkey Cocktail:
- Fill a glass 3/4 full with crushed ice.
- Add orange juice, vodka and rum. I like Black Spiced Rum but light rum is great also. Use whichever you prefer.
- Give it a stir and garnish with a slice of orange and a sprig of mint.
The Brass Monkey has two variations, one is orange juice mixed with malt liquor served in the bottle and the Screwdriver mixed with rum. The premixed version is a thing of the past but it’s seriously easy to mix up your own version right at home.
If you have a home bar, you are likely to have all of these ingredients already and if you haven’t tried one yet, add it to your weekend plans.
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Tools for the Home Bartender
Find these super cute Can Shaped Mugs from Amazon. They are great for serving up everything from iced tea to your favorite party drinks.
A Cocktail Shaker is a must have for those ice cold mixed drinks.
Cocktail Jigger is perfect for getting the perfect measurements for all of your favorite cocktails.
Microplane Twist & Zest is my favorite for juicing and zesting citrus for my favorite cocktails.
Countertop Ice Maker – Dream ice maker right here, makes the nugget ice, just like Sonic!
I always say delicious cocktails don’t have to be complicated and the Brass Monkey is just the ticket when you want something simple.
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- 8 ounces orange juice
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce Black Spiced Rum or Light Rum
- fresh orange slice and fresh mint for garnish, optional
- Add crushed ice to a fill a glass 3/4 full.
- Pour in orange juice and top with vodka and rum.
- Give it a quick stir and garnish if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.