Forget Scotch as an old man’s drink, there is now a new generation of Malt Whisky drinkers. If there is one we’d recommend as ideal for mixing, it is Monkey Shoulder. The single malt blend has a vibrancy from its fruity aroma and mellow vanilla notes which work perfectly with bold flavours. Show me the monkey cocktail!
Monkey Shoulder Whisky Cocktails We Know You’re Going To Love!
One of those bold flavours you should try is ginger. Fill a long glass with ice then pour in 50ml Monkey Shoulder and top up with around 120ml Dry Ginger Ale. Stir gently and garnish with a fresh wedge of orange.
Summer drinks should mean coconuts and pineapples, best combined in a Piña Colada. Blitz 40ml Monkey Shoulder, 20ml Malibu, 60ml Coconut Water, 10ml fresh Lime Juice and two freshly cut Pineapple Rings in a blender. Add a dash of Sugar Syrup to sweeten it up if you want and pour into a tall glass. Garnish with more pineapple like a fresh chunk or leaf.
There are variants on the Espresso Martini; which spirits to use and what garnish to decorate it with. The cocktail isn’t even technically a Martini as it contains neither Gin nor Vermouth but whatever. Add 40ml Monkey Shoulder to 30ml good quality strong Espresso Coffee (prepared hot then left to chill), 15ml Tia Maria, and a dash of Sugar Syrup to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until foamy and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with three coffee beans on top.
This classic whisky cocktail is effectively a Scotch Manhattan. Combine 50ml Monkey Shoulder with 25ml Sweet Vermouth and three dashes of Angostura Bitters over ice until really cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange zest.
Enjoy Your Monkey Shoulder Whisky Cocktails
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