Recipe: Monkey Manhattan cocktail

Monkey Manhattan cocktail.

Monkey Manhattan cocktail.

Mix things up this Valentine’s Day – either for your significant other, or for yourself.

Valentine’s Day. Yeh, it’s back again.

Either you’ll be forking out for a nice dinner somewhere, or you’ll be sitting at home watching whatever you’ve BitTorrented from the day before.

What better way of doing either than with a sweet, liberating, and fiery treat?

The romantic-inspired Monkey Manhattan cocktail is where Scotch whisky meets the distilled essence of bitter oranges. It’s the perfect combination of whisky and bitter sweet – probably a better combination than most of the relationships you’ve had.

Monkey Shoulder is a whisky that loves company and shows its versatility in cocktails.  It was recently voted the number one trending whisky amongst the top 100 most influential bars in the world for 2018!

If that doesn’t convince you, we don’t know what will. So be inspired and mix things up this Valentine’s Day – either for your significant other, or for yourself. After all, you deserve it more if you’ve managed to maintain your single status.

Skip buying flowers and chocolate this year, and instead spark romance with a firm grip and a fair amount of scotchy notes, with the elegant, multipurpose Monkey Manhattan. The orange bitters helps to tie everything together so things don’t get too out of hand.

Monkey Manhattan 

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2 parts Monkey Shoulder whisky
1 part sweet vermouth
1/2 part Grand Marnier (orange flavoured liqueur)
1 dash Angostura aromatic bitters
1 dash Angostura orange bitters


1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass or Kilner jar.

2. Add lots of chunky ice cubes to your shaker.

3. Stir gently with a bar spoon, long teaspoon or a chopstick until the glass or jar feels nice and cold.

4. Strain carefully through a strainer into a chilled martini glass.

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