Brass Monkey Drink

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Brass Monkey Cocktail

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It’s impossible to think of this drink and not think of the classic song by The Beastie Boys at the same time. The Brass Monkey drink is a great cocktail and nothing beats a cocktail with it’s own soundtrack!

Vertical photo of a Brass Monkey Cocktail in a Mardis Gras style tumbler garnished with an orange. Whole orange in the background.
Brass Monkey Drink

What is a Brass Monkey drink?

The Brass Monkey is a cocktail made from dark rum, orange juice and vodka (PS: if you like rum drinks, you’ll probably love the Cuba Libre too!). While some people incorrectly think the drink was inspired by the song, it’s actually the other way around. There are two types of Brass Monkeys – a cocktail style which is depicted here and which this recipe is intended to make and a premix which was made by Heublein Spirits back in the 1970s.

The song Brass Monkey by the aforementioned Beastie Boys actually is a shout-out to the premix according to members of the band.

Close up of a Brass Monkey Cocktail in a mardis gras style glass garnished with an orange
Brass Monkey Cocktail

How do you make a Brass Monkey drink?

To make this drink, you’ll need a bottle of Dark Rum, some orange juice (fresh squeezed is always better for drinks but any kind will work) and a bottle of Vodka. For equipment, just a bar spoon and a glass with ice will do fine.

Ingredients:

As stated in the recipe card below, combine equal amounts of the ingredients in a glass with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange slice and serve!

The Glassware

The glassware you see here is from my Mardis Gras collection by Culver and is one of my all time favorites. There are two styles; one with jewels which are stuck to the glass like you see in these pics and a style with flat colored dots; obviously the former is my favorite but regardless, they are stunning with their gold emblazoned jester design. You can find them on Ebay or Etsy if you’d like your own.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the drink!
Mike

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Brass Monkey Drink

It’s impossible to think of this drink and not think of the classic song by The Beastie Boys at the same time. The Brass Monkey is a great cocktail and nothing beats a cocktail with it’s own soundtrack!

5 from 3 votes
Close up of a Brass Monkey Cocktail in a mardis gras style glass garnished with an orange
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
Cocktail
Servings
1
Calories
150
Equipment
Array
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 slice orange

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a glass with ice.

  2. Stir with a bar spoon.

  3. Garnish with orange slice.

  4. Serve!

Recipe Notes

You can increase the amount of orange juice if you want a weaker drink.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 57IU, Vitamin C: 22mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Robert Colianni says

    This is a poorly designed drink for college kids.

    • Mike Johnston says

      This is a poorly written comment for the sake of complaining.5 stars

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