Monkey 47 Gin: Four Summer Cocktail Recipes with The Perfect Floral Spirit

Monkey 47 gin is the perfect floral spirit for an upscale summer cocktail. It’s available at liquor stores in the Hamptons, as well as online at Drizly or ReserveBar.comHandcrafted in Germany’s picturesque Black Forest region, Monkey 47 is an ultra-premium gin with a complex, unique floral flavor unlike any other gin on the market due to its 47 botanicals it’s made with.  In addition to lavender, the gin uses the blossoms of Black Forest acacias and wild honeysuckle, as well as orris root, jasmine, and blossoms of Monarda didyma (scarlet monarda) that the brand imports from North America. Plus, Monkey 47’s beautifully crafted bottle design makes it the perfect addition to any party bar.  

Summer Gintonica
2oz Monkey 47 Gin
1/4oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water
Mint Sprigs
Lemon Twist

Build ingredients in a balloon glass over ice. Top with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic.
Garnish with blackberries, mint sprigs and a lemon twist.

Monkey Martini
2oz Monkey 47 Gin
1oz Blanc Vermouth (note: blanc vermouth, not dry vermouth. Dolin Blanc or Carpano Bianco are both great options.)

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, fill completely with ice and stir for 10-15 seconds.
Strain up or on the rocks and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Monkey 47 Caribbean Cooler
2oz Monkey 47 Gin
1oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2oz 1:1 Simple Syrup*
Coco Rico Soda

Add Monkey 47 Gin, lime and simple syrup to a shaker, add ice and shake or 5-7 seconds. Strain over fresh ice into the glass of your choice and top with Coco Rico soda. Garnish with a slice of lime or expressed grapefruit oil.
*1:1 Simple Syrup:
Combine 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of sugar. Stir to incorporate, let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Gin Daisy
1.5 oz Monkey 47
½ oz Chartreuse Jaune
⅓ oz lemon juice
⅓ oz lime juice
3 dashes simple syrup
½ oz soda

Pour all ingredients (except the soda) into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Shake and then strain into a nice coupette glass. Fill up with soda and garnish with a lemon zest.