Monkey Shoulder is Bringing the Summer Indoors with its Refreshing Cocktails

Summer usually means heading to the beach and having ice cold drinks. While you can still do that now, I’m still scared to go out of town without being vaccinated. This summer, I’m staying indoors until I get my shots, which is a shame since I am a step closer to my dream body after losing 50lbs. Thankfully, Monkey Shoulder is bringing summer indoors with refreshing cocktails made with its whisky.

Monkey Shoulder, the free-spirited, fun-loving blended malt whisky brand owned by William Grant & Sons, launched its latest campaign, Summertime Drinks but #makeitmonkey, as the perfect antidote to summertime sadness.

It encourages all to kick back with a bottle of whisky, refreshing cocktails, and music to celebrate the summer season from the safety of home #monkeystyle. The new campaign is part of the brand’s #makeitmonkey campaign, which focuses on showcasing Monkey Shoulder’s cheeky personality. It invites everyone to join the brand in indulging in a spot of summertime escapism, starting with the Summertime Drinks occasion.

They launched two Summertime Packs via their retail partners, which can be delivered straight to your doorstep fuss-free:

  • Monkey Shoulder Dry Bag Pack: One 70cl bottle of Monkey Shoulder and free dry bag, available at Boozy, Drinkies, Liquor, Shotify, and S&R.*
  • Monkey Shoulder Beach Towel Pack: Two 70cl bottles of Monkey Shoulder and free beach towel, available at Boozeshop, Drinkies, Liquor, Shotify, and S&R.*

*Available at all S&R stores, except those within liquor ban areas

If you’re looking for some inspiration for recipes, check out the cocktails below:

Monkey Colada


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All you’ll need is 40ml Monkey Shoulder, 20ml Koko Kanu (coconut rum), 60ml coconut water, 10ml fresh lime juice, 2 fresh cut pineapple rings, and a dash of sugar syrup. To mix, simply add all ingredients to a blender, blend till smooth and add a dash of sugar syrup to taste. Pour into your favorite glass and garnish it with a pineapple leaf and pineapple chunk. Voila, summertime in a glass!

Ginger Monkey


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For this, you’ll only need 50ml Monkey Shoulder, 120ml ginger ale, and 1 orange wedge. Flex your bartending skills by filling a long glass with ice and adding Monkey Shoulder and ginger ale. Then, simply garnish with the orange wedge. This is one of the easiest mixes out there but effortlessly steals the show and tastes delicious!

You can also access the Monkey Shoulder: digital party guide to get the party started, and tune in to Monkey Shoulder’s Hosting Guide but #makeitmonkey video here to really nail your role as at-home host.

The digital party guide contains all the ingredients for a cheeky summertime soiree, including recipes for nine #MadeforMixing cocktails, tips and tricks on hosting a games night, card games aplenty, and Monkey Shoulder Mixcloud playlists with infectious beats to amplify your summer nights. Featuring everything from Father Funk to Cut La Vis, Quantic, and more, it’s sure to set all the right tones for an unforgettable bash.

The two limited edition Monkey Shoulder Summertime Packs are available now until end-June 2021, while stocks last, so don’t delay on getting summer ready!


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