Monkey Colada Cocktail

A refreshing, low-calorie twist on the classic, tropical drink.

Monkey Colada Cocktail
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The classic piña colada cocktail may be brimming with calories and sugar, but the flavors—tropical coconut and refreshing pineapple—perfectly complement a day by the pool or a backyard barbecue. So what’s a guy to do?

Blend up this better-for-you, whisky-based “monkey colada,” which is made using Monkey Shoulder Whisky, fresh pineapple puree, coconut rum, coconut water, and a dash of fresh lime juice. It’s refreshing, naturally sweet, and most important, it won’t ruin your six-pack.

Prep time

5 min.

  • 1 1/2 oz Monkey Shoulder Whisky
  • 3/4 oz fresh pineapple puree
  • 3/4 oz Koko Kanu (coconut rum)
  • 2 1/2 oz coconut water
  • 1/4 oz fresh lime juice

Add all ingredients to a blender with a cup of ice, and process until smooth.