The Drunken Monkey recipe
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Mike Lenk in Bakersfield, Ca. invented the drink. It's origin came from a party where "flaming hot pumpkin pies" were the drink of choice, but they were messy. Mike was introduced to 99 Bananas (99 proof banana schnaps) at the Hyatt Regency cocktail lounge in Long Beach via a drink called "Jamaican Me Crazy" and loved it. Mike developed his own array of drinks made using 99 Bananas with great success- however that drank too much 99 Bananas sometimes turned toward the dark side.
His friend TMWAF, The Monkey With A Fez, (a wooden monkey who is a devout Cleveland Browns Fan who Mike treats as a real monkey) suggested 99 Bananas as a shot, but being 99 proof, it took ones breath away. Mike thought he needed to "tone it down" a bit and came up with the perfect mix. The strong banana flavor is toned down by the Baileys, and the sweetness of the Kahlua. It WORKED! In fact 85 to 90% of those that try a Drunken Monkey really like them.. and to date 100% of the parties Mike has taken his Drunken Monkeys to have been a blast!
DISCLAIMER: Be careful, Drunken Monkeys taste like an adult milkshake (they are pretty sweet), but they actually average about 68 proof. It's easy to have one more Drunken Monkey than you need.
A local restaurant, R.J.'s has placed it on their specialty drink list (as a martini), and they have sold quite a few. Mike keeps suggesting they serve shots, and one of these days they will.
Pour ingredients over ice into martini shaker. Shake well, pour shot(s) , serve, and your party will turn more fun than a barrell of monkeys!
Drunken Monkey's can also be served on the rocks, or as a martini, (just make certain there are 2 parts 99 Bananas, and one part Baileys, one part Kahlua) but shots are preferred.
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(per 2 oz serving)
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