In Costa Rica there was a lot of drinking, when it’s free, there is no reason to go for it. We made our own sangria at lunch from wine and fruit, had pre-dinner cocktails, wine with dinner, and our post-dinner toast. But the best drinking moments took place at the swim up bar. Every pool should have a swim up bar.
When you’re enjoying happy hour in a pool, fruity cocktails are a must! Whether you fancy mojitos, daiquiris, margaritas, or pina coladas, your drink should be cold, colorful, and delicious. Sometimes the drinks weren’t very strong, but there is an easy fix – “strawberry daiquiri con mucho rum, mucho, mucho rum!”
Awesome Spanish aside, there was a “drink-of-the-day” at the resort. One of the drinks was called a dirty monkey. I think it was called a dirty monkey, honestly I can’t remember and I kept calling it a hairy monkey. No matter, I Googled the cocktail stateside and made my own adjustments.
This doesn’t take exactly like what I had in Costa Rica, but close enough! Cold, fruity, strong, and a slight hint of banana and chocolate. The only way to improve the cocktail is to drink it in a pool instead of at the table while working on homework. Boo to homework, yay to dirty, hairy monkeys!
Two Years Ago – Shepherd’s Salad
Dirty Hairy Monkey Cocktail
Adapted from Monkey Ball
Yield – 1 drink
1 part dark rum
1 part light rum
1 part banana schnapps
1 part kahlua
6-7 ice cubes
chocolate syrup + banana for garnish
- Add the rums, schnapps, kahlua, and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Coat the inside of a glass with chocolate syrup and pour the drink inside.
- Garnish with a banana slice and enjoy responsibly