The Smoking Monkey is an original cocktail recipe from Canon Bar in Seattle and was inspired by hints of banana that Jamie noticed in Jameson Irish Whiskey. Playing off those notes, Jamie infused banana into the whiskey creating a truly unique flavor profile. Interestingly enough, this cocktail is shaken due to the pectins released into the Jameson during the infusion process. Misting the glass with a smoky Islay whisky (like Ardbeg) before straining gives the cocktail a deliciously smoky essence.
How to make the Smoking Monkey Cocktail
1 1/2 oz (45 ml) banana infued Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz ( 15 ml) Pedro Ximenez Sherry
3 dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Smoky Islay Scotch for misting
Shake with ice. Mist a chilled cocktail glass with a smoky Islay Scotch (like Ardbeg). Strain cocktail into the prepared glass. Garnish with a neon monkey bathed in the same smoky Islay Scotch.