Dirty Monkey Cocktail
A Dirty Monkey Drink is a creamy, tropical beverage with key flavors like banana and chocolate. While there are many variations of this dessert-like cocktail, the banana flavor is always present. (Because monkeys love bananas, of course!)
This alcoholic beverage can also be called a dirty banana drink. You can make this drink with many different ingredients and types of alcohol, so there are no clear differences between them.
If you’re anything like us, you probably first tried a Dirty Monkey Cocktail at a resort while on vacation, as the drink is popular at resorts in Playa del Carmen, Punta Cana, Jamaica, and Costa Rica.
Our Dirty Monkey recipe blends flavors like banana, chocolate, pineapple, coffee, and coconut for a frozen, smoothie-like drink perfect for summer. You can check out our recipe below, or if you want to see another creamy dessert cocktail, try our Key Lime Colada!
How to Make a Dirty Monkey
Making a Dirty Monkey is simple, even though the ingredients list seems long. For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- pineapple juice
- cream of coconut
- banana liqueur
- aged rum
- chocolate syrup (for garnish)
- maraschino cherry (for garnish)
- whipped cream (for garnish)
If you don’t have all of the ingredients, that’s okay! You can substitute with something close or skip the ingredient altogether. But remember, the key ingredient is banana, so you don’t want to leave that out.
For this recipe, you’ll need a blender to combine all of the ingredients. Because many ingredients are not frozen, you won’t need an expensive, high-quality blender. But you’ll need one that will be able to pulverize all the ice completely.
We recommend serving this cocktail in a hurricane glass (the glass that is pictured). If the presentation doesn’t matter to you, and you’re more concerned with keeping your drink cold, you can also use any large, insulated glass.
To make a dirty monkey, put all of the ingredients that aren’t used for garnish in a blender, and blend everything until there are no ice chunks left and the drink is creamy.
Drizzle chocolate syrup into a hurricane glass, pour the blended drink into the glass, and garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a maraschino cherry!
Dirty Monkey Drink
- 1 banana
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz cream of coconut
- 2 oz aged rum
- 1/2 oz banana liqueur
- 1/2 oz Kahlua
- 1 cup ice
- chocolate syrup garnish
- whipped cream garnish
- maraschino cherry garnish
- Place all ingredients in a blender (except the ingredients for garnish)
- Blend until smooth and creamy
- Drizzle chocolate syrup inside a hurricane glass
- Pour mixture into the hurricane glass
- Optional: garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a maraschino cherry
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As always, drink responsibly, and don’t drink and drive!
This drink was exactly what we needed for a girls get away and easy to do, not to mention fun and delicious!!!
Thanks Cassie! Glad you enjoyed it!
Looks awesome. Will
LOVE this yummy drink!!! I get it for my dessert. Well worth the extra calories!!! Especially if you only have it once in a while such as myself. There are only two bartenders who can make it good, and they are both at Pepe’s in Homer Glen. If you’ve never had one you simply must try it!!!
Everything except for the pineapple was used in Punta Cana. I don’t put pineappple in mine either