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Drunken Monkey Rum Cocktail

Crafting the Drunken Monkey Rum Cocktail always brings a smile to faces around here. With its rich blend of pineapple-orange juice, coconut rum, banana and spiced rum, it’s like a tropical getaway with a kick. The sweetness of maraschino cherry juice pairs perfectly with the subtle warmth of nutmeg, creating a drink that’s both refreshing and comforting. It’s the perfect choice for those who love their drinks with a hint and splash of adventure. Try making this cocktail for a taste of the tropics.

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Drunken Monkey Rum Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rum, tropical rum cocktails
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Paul Kushner
Discover the Drunken Monkey Rum Cocktail, a tropical blend with a kick. Perfect for those seeking a refreshing adventure. Try it now.


  • 3 ounces Pineapple-Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Coconut Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Banana liqueur
  • 2 dashes Bitters
  • 1 splash Maraschino Cherry Juice you can adjust to desired taste
  • Ground Nutmeg for garnish
  • Pineapple wedges for garnish


  • Prepare the Glass: Begin by chilling a cocktail glass in the freezer to ensure your drink stays cool.

Mix the Cocktail:

  • In a shaker filled with ice, combine pineapple-orange juice, coconut rum, banana liqueur and spiced rum.
  • Add Bitters: Add 2 dashes of bitters to the shaker. This will give your cocktail a nice depth of flavor.
  • Shake: Secure the lid on your shaker and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain: Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass. Be sure to strain carefully to avoid diluting the cocktail with melted ice.

Final Touches:

  • Add a small splash of maraschino cherry juice over the top for an extra layer of flavor and color.


  • Sprinkle a pinch of ground nutmeg over the cocktail for a warming spice note.
  • Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple wedge on the rim or as you prefer.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy the tropical, spiced flavors of your Drunken Monkey Rum Cocktail.
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Drunken Monkey Rum Cocktail
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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