Monkey Business

This cocktail was created by Laura Murphy and I liked it when she and Woody Miller finished their Kon Tiki Expedition Rum List back in January.

Laura posted the recipe yesterday, in tribute to her mother who passed away a year ago. Her mom had helped with the testing and Laura’s post includes the recipe written out in her mother’s handwriting. Truly heartbreaking. Hang in there, Laura.

This cocktail needs to get out there, so here’s the recipe. I tried it with both the Giffard and Tempus Fugit Banana Liqueurs and I’d say that maybe the Giffard had a slightly more banana taste. But otherwise these were very close, and both were delicious.

Monkey Business by Laura Murphy
¾ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Falernum
¼ Dry Curacao
1 oz Banana Liqueur
½ oz Hamilton Pot Still Black rum
1 oz Plantation 5 yr Rum
2 dashes Forbidden Bitters

Ideally, garnish with banana wedge and dehydrated lemon wheel.

This is a really good cocktail. Give it a try, and raise a glass.

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