by Kerrie Pierce
Difficulty Level: Medium +
Chocolate, bananas, and coffee, sounds like a match made in heaven! Surprisingly subtle and not nearly as sweet as you’d expect, this Mocha Monkey will make you go “ooo, ooo, ooo”!
1 1/2 oz Vitae Spirits Coffee Liqueur
2oz whole milk
1/2 oz banana cocoa syrup
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake vigorously, and then strain into a cocktail glass
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Combine water and sugar in a pan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves, and then add the banana sliced into chunks. Turn off the heat. Cover and let steep until the syrup is cool and then strain the banana out. Put the cocoa in a small dish and mix with a small amount of boiling water and whisk until the cocoa is smooth. Add to the syrup and whisk until combined. Pour into a bottle and store in the refrigerator.