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Drink of the Day: Funky Monkey - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Funky Monkey

April 27, 2015 | By |

A good Monday morning to you!  Time to get on the thinking cap and prepare yourself for another work week.

Sometimes, it’s a little difficult to do that, isn’t it?  I woke up this morning kinda in a funk.  Felt like Bill Murray did in the movie, “Groundhog Day”, where he would wake up and have to do the day all over again.  It sure does seem redundant, doesn’t it?    This is the perfect name for the Drink of the Day for the kind of mood most of us get into once in a while.  That type of feeling you get when you wake up, understanding that it’s the same routine and that Monday morning is yet another start to another week of work.  Blah.

Unlike feeling like a funky monkey, the cocktail which has the name for this feeling will assist you in turning that mood the other way.  A tropical-style rum beverage, this is the perfect pick-me-up after completing your Monday’s chores.  The day is just about to get better and will surely end on a brighter note!

So, chin up my friends.  90% of how your day goes will depend on your attitude.  Do what you need to start it off right, and you are well on your way to make this a great Monday.  Maybe just knowing that you have this awaiting you at the end of your day will be the motivation you need to make this a stellar one.  This is all up to you.  Just need to get into a positive groove.

So, here’s to a great day!  Enjoy every moment.  Cheers!


Funky Monkeyfunky monkey 1

1 oz. White Rum

1 oz. Banana Liqueur

1/2 oz. Coconut Rum

Pineapple Juice


Method:  Build this in a highball glass by first pouring in the first three ingredients to measure.  Top off with pineapple juice.  Stir.  Garnish with two maraschino cherries.


This Day in History:

1865 – The worst maritime disaster in the history of the United States happened when an overloaded ship, Sultana, exploded, killing over 1500 people.  Most of the victims were POWs of the Civil War returning home.

1956 – Undefeated heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano, retired.

1983 – Nolan Ryan set a new record in strikeouts, passing Walter Johnson’s record which had been in place since 1927.

1993 – Eritrea declared its independence.


Notable Birthday:

Inventor of the Morse Code, Samuel Morse was born on this date in 1791.

Notable Quote:

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”  –  Soren Kierkegaard




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