Here’s this month’s #DOTM (Drink of the Month) – The Ginger Monkey cocktail, specially created for those with a modern, minimalistic outlook on life. Making an appearance from the famous Monkey Shoulder Cocktail Book, here’s a mix to showcase the zesty orange and spiced oak notes found in this authentic, award winning whisky. This tall refresher enhances both notes with fiery ginger beer and the zing of fresh orange. The orange makes all the difference, so don’t leave it out. As we do, challenging traditional conventions, we’d ike to dedicate this one to Albert, the first NASA monkey to ever make a successful trip to space. He was ginger too you know. Cheers Albert! 

Monkey Shoulder's whisky cocktail: The Ginger Monkey.

Monkey Shoulder’s whisky cocktail: The Ginger Monkey.

GINGER MONKEY

Tastes Like

Swan-diving into a ginger and orange paradise.

What You’ll Need

50ml of Monkey Shoulder triple blended malt Scotch whisky

80ml of Dry Ginger Ale

Fresh Orange Wedge

Making It

  1. Fill long glass with ice
  2. Add ingredients into glass and gently stir
  3. Garnish with orange wedge.

Fill the glass with ice & add the Monkey Shoulder. Pour over the ginger ale & slowly stir (never shake) to mix. Top off with a juicy fresh orange wedge and you’re ready for lift off.

 Our Tips

We all know that not all gingers are created equal! Avoid catastrophe and get some decent ginger ale (or ginger beer). Or slice a freshly washed ginger. Crunch it once between your teeth to release some spicy ginger flavour and throw this into your Ginger Monkey! You might want to give everyone their own ginger slice.

Great cocktails start with responsible measuring.

A LITTLE MORE INFO ABOUT MONKEY SHOULDER

Monkey Shoulder is the world’s first triple blended malt Scotch whisky. Using batches from just 27 casks, Monkey Shoulder is created by combining single malts from three of Speyside’s finest distilleries. Known for breaking conventional whisky rules and traditions, Monkey Shoulder puts the fun back into whisky drinking. Famed for its versatility, the smooth and rich taste has hints of mellow vanilla – a flavour that works well with mixers and when included in cocktails.

Awards From Whiskey Fans:

INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE 2015 #1 Malt Whisky Under 20 Years Old Vs. 400+ Malt Whiskies

SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION 2016 Double Gold

GLOBAL SPIRITS MASTERS 2016 Master

 Awards From Bartender Fans: 

WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS 2015 & 2016

#1 Trending Scotch Whisky

#3 Best Selling Scotch Whisky