Smoking Monkey Cocktail

This Canon original cocktail recipe was inspired by hints of banana that Jamie finds 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.


1 1/2 Banana Infused Jameson Whiskey

1/2 oz of Pedro Ximénez Sherry

3 dashes of 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.


Paul Leddy 2 Nov 2013
8:09 am

This sounds great. How long will the infused Jameson’s keep?

Jamie Boudreau 2 Nov 2013
1:22 pm

Paul to be honest I’m not sure as we go through it quite quickly. Over a week for sure, though!

Tairy Greene 12 Dec 2013
10:49 pm

Hi Jamie
I’ve never infused with fresh fruit before. What is a good time frame for how long to let it sit?

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