Brass Monkey Drink: the quick and easy orange cocktail recipe

Total time: 5 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 1 person
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Dark Rum
1 ounce
1 ounce
Orange juice
1 ounce
fresh orange slice for garnish
ice (optional)

Brass Monkey drink is a refreshing cocktail that you can enjoy during a hot summer day with your friends. Super easy and quick to make, its popularity is also due to the famous song by The Beastie Boys that has the same name. The secret of this colorful drink lies in the combination of only 3 ingredients, that are dark rum, vodka and orange juice. In the past, it was often used a pre-mixed version, but nowadays it is really too easy to mix orange juice with liquor. Serve the Brass Monkey drink in an elongated glass, garnish it with a slice of fresh orange and relax with your friends.


How to make Brass Monkey Drink

  1. Fill a glass 3/4 full with glass.
  2. Pour in orange juice, then vodka and rum.
  3. Stir the mixture, using a bar spoon if possible.
  4. Garnish with a slice of fresh orange. Enjoy!


If you prefer to drink a cocktail less alcoholic or weak, you can add more orange juice.

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