1 1⁄2 oz Gin
1⁄4 oz Fernet Branca
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


I was thinking about the Banana Toronto that I had at Offsuit here in Boston, and I wondered what the addition of banana liqueur would be like in one of my favorite Fernet Branca drinks – the Hanky Panky. Therefore, I decided to act on that curiosity and make one. I dubbed it after a synonym for the Hanky Panky, namely Monkey Business (despite there being a Painkiller-like drink of that name already).

Cocktail summary
Picture of Monkey Business
FRY 2022
Posted by yarm on 1/20/2022
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville (Boston), MA
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