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Monkey in a tree

The Monkey in a Tree is supposed to be a golden cocktail with a layer of green Midori floating on top, or a golden cocktail with the Midori at the bottom like a sunrise effect. But it all depends on the brands you use for the other ingredients. Sometimes it just all mixes together.

Tilted angle view of Monkey In a Tree drink

But that’s the thing about layered cocktails – fortunately, they don’t taste any different when you stir everything up instead! This one is wonderfully tropical – all pineapple, banana, coconut and melon.

Monkey In a Tree drink with pineapple wedge


  • 1 1/2 ounces Malibu rum
  • 1/2 ounce creme de banane
  • 1/8 ounce grenadine
  • Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce Midori

Mix everything but the Midori in a collins glass. Pour the Midori straight down the middle. Or you can just blend it all together. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and serve with a stir stick.