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DharMag February 2017 Space Monkey cocktail: how to prepare a delicious drink with whiskey and coconut water

Space Monkey cocktail, a delicious drink with whiskey orange juice coconut water The cocktail we are going to make today is our declaration of love for whiskey and we’ve called it Space Monkey. There is a reason, who finds it will win a t-shirt, so don’t be shy.

Often whiskey is seen as an ancient/boring/snooty/too monolithic distillate, relegated to a meditation function, to accompany a cigar, slippers and an old chair in human skin in front of a crackling fireplace.

Instead, whisky is an amazing ingredient for making cocktails: it adds a superb alcoholic vigor charge, accompanied by smoked flavors that slowly fades into a caressing sweetness.

It’s the perfect partner for coconut water. Attention, not cream: keep that for your pina colada!

In this case, the new ingredient is the coconut water, but there are a thousand more to use and explore the glowing galaxy of whiskey cocktails.

Space Monkey cocktail ingredients

  • 4.5 cl of whisky
  • 3.5 cl coconut water
  • 0.5 cl of orange juice
  • 1 cl sugar syrup
  • 2 drops of Angostura

How to make the perfect Space Monkey Cocktail

Squeeze half an orange and strain the juice.

Fill a shaker with ice.

Pour whiskey, coconut water, orange juice and two drops of Angostura.

Shake for 15 seconds and pour into a chilled Moscato or Martini glass.

Space Monkey Cocktail recipe, the best cocktail with whiskey,  Bourbon Angostura The Space Monkey has a warm, spicy flavor, with a fresh touch given by orange that is lost in the tropical taste of coconut. The bitter is necessary to add a face, a sharp edge to balance the drink. Do not use too much sugar, because coconut water already has plenty of it.

Enjoy the Monkey!

Space Monkey food pairings

It’s a kind of mix of sweet and smoky flavors so let’s pair apple crumble, ciambella, Tiramisù and of course chocolate salami.

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