Done Right: Brass Monkey

How to make a Brass Monkey - The Glut Life
This past weekend’s weather was total garbage. The rain lead to boredom, and boredom lead to drinking. So naturally we did what anyone else would, and decided to make a couple of Brass Monkeys. As shocking as it sounds this was actually my first time drinking one of these.
Continue reading to watch me loose my Brass Monkey virginity.

How To Make Brass Monkey
The ingredients to make a brass monkey are insanely easy. I feel dumb even making a supply list.

  • 1 Olde English “800” 40oz Malt Liquor (you know, the good stuff)
  • 1 12oz Bottle of Tropicana Orange Juice

That’s it.

Ok now what you’re going to want to do is drink the 40oz till the top of the label. This was by far the worst step making this drink. I swear have no idea how I used to drink OE all the time back when I was younger. The shit taste like homeless.

Start pouring the orange juice into the forty. The OJ should fill up to basically where the beer started. Now recap the forty and turn it upside down to mix the orange juice evenly. Remember to go slow while mixing… You’re trying to drink the forty, not wear the forty.

You’re all finished! Now go uncap that forty, and get funky with your Brass Monkey.

How to make a Brass Monkey
Surprisingly these “Beermosas” were actually pretty tasty. It was crazy how the OJ masked the hobo essences from the forty perfectly. I swear it tasted just like a mimosa made with Andre (Not great but still very drinkable). I could definitely see myself drinking it again. Brunch anyone?

How to make a brass monkey - The Glut Life


  1. Doyle

    How did you never drink one of these back in the day? I drank my share in my younger years. Next step is to try a Mickeys with lemonade. Trust me. Same concept.

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  3. Heather Cole

    So I was awake at 3 am with the lyrics to Hold It Now running through my head and figured, thinking about OE. Fell asleep then woke back up to google the lyrics I missed (OCD much?) and found this entry. THANK YOU! I’m equal parts disgusted and intrigued. With my birthday coming up, I may have just found my libation of choice. Thanks for the experiment and atmospheric pics! xo

  4. William Hurley

    When I wass 17 years old I use to buy brass monkey in the liqure store and I loved that shit. Cant find it no more that is why I neaded to know how to make that stuf.

  5. Jack

    This drink was a result of a fantastic night, yet horribly early and head pounding morning. It was worth being a funky monkey, though!

  6. Tarsha

    That was the shit back in the days!!! That was the gold old days !!! Miss it so very much !!! Good memories! God is good that we are God willing to remember! !!!!!!!!

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