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You have been asking for it, well this is the moment we let you into the secret of the Banana Monkey, the favorite cocktail at Royal Resorts.

1 ½ oz coffee liqueur

½ oz chocolate cream liqueur

1 oz coconut cream

2 oz Carnation milk

Half a banana

Blend and serve in a large cocktail glass

Of course, it won’t taste quite the same as if you were sitting by the pool at your favorite resort, but it will get you in the mood for your next vacation. Why not prepare some for your friends?

Of course if you have your own favorite Royal cocktail and Happy Hour spot at the resorts, or a recipe that you would like to share, we would love to hear about it.


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Comments (25)

  • Geana Brooks- Barnard

    This is my BF Kat and my favorite drink when we go to Cancun….we call em Monkey Butts!

  • jgreen

    Dear Chloe:
    Thank you for writing to Royal Resorts News. here is the recipe for the Tropicana cocktail you requested.

    1 1/4 oz coconut flavored rum
    1 oz coconut cream
    1 1/2 oz diced mango
    2 oz pineapple juice
    1/4 oz blue Curacao liqueur

    Blend and serve in a 14 oz glass. Garnish with fresh pineapple and melon.

  • Chloe

    Another drink I look forward to tasting again is the Tropicana! If anyone has a recipe for that Id love to have it!

  • jgreen

    Dear Stephanie: Thank you for writing to Royal Resorts News. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and the Banana Monkeys.

  • Stephanie Belmont

    We were at the Sands this month after been away for several years, my first stop was for the Banana Monkey, I love them and they NEVER taste as good at home without the beach, sun and well everthing!!!!

  • beau

    i was just at the royal carribean 2 days ago and i thought thats there was kahula,carnation milk,banna,choclate syrup,coconut de cream in it??

  • Aleta

    Just returned from a wonderful girl trip to the Maya Resort. We loved the Banana Monkey drinks! Thanks for the reciepe.

  • jgreen

    Dear Kris: Thank you for writing to Royal Resorts News. I owed you this recipe and have only just received it.
    Here is the non-alcoholic version of Banana Monkey, a Royal Resorts classic

    Banana Monkey (no alcohol)
    2 oz Coconut cream
    3 oz Carnation evaporated milk.
    1/3 Banana
    1 oz Chocolate syrup (Hersheys)

    Blend with ice. The quantities listed are for a 14 oz serving.
    I hope that this helps and that your son enjoys his Monkey Milk.

  • Kris

    Thanks for the recipe, we had a wonderful time drinking them a couple weeks ago. Would you please send the non-alcohol version, my 2 1/2 year old son loved them and has been asking for his “Monkey Milk”. I assume chocolate syrup instead of the liqueur but wanted to check. Thanks you!

  • Patricia Higgins-Tschample

    Seeing these cocktail recipies makes me want to come to the Islander now;we have not been there for 2yrs because husband had Cancer;he is better now and we will be back in 2011…yaaay!

  • jgreen

    Dear Laura: We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself. Let us know what you liked most about your vacation.

  • Laura Robbins-Leisz

    Thank you! We had a wonderful vacation, as usual. Looking forward to next year!

  • jgreen

    Dear Laura: Thank you for writing to Royal Resorts News. I will request the recipe for you. I hope that you enjoyed your vacation.

  • Laura Robbins-Leisz

    We just got back from our stay at the Islander and visit to the Haciendas. I would love to have the recipe for a mango lei lei. Any chance?

  • Peter Borst

    Hi – I just got back from the Royal Sands while staying with my brother who is a member. He introduced me to the Tropicana and we spent many happy hours either on the beach or in the Char Hut enjoying this drink as well as the Banana Monkey. Any chance of sharing the secret recipe for the Topicana? Thanks for having such a beautiful resort!

  • Anita Drink

    Nevermind. Just saw it, very excellent! Muchas gracias!

  • Anita Drink

    I second the request for the Weeping Willow recipe. I’m going through withdrawals! Thanks!

  • Kristie Harmon

    Could you post the recipe for Weeping Willow? Thanks!

  • jgreen

    By request, the cocktail recipe of the week is the Bushwacker.

  • jgreen

    Dear Jan, take a look at our latest post.

  • Jan Alfonsi-Lee

    Thank you so much for the Banana Monkey recipe. The recipe for Bushwackers would be greatly appreciated. Also, I agree, a book of your recipes would be fantastic!!

    Thanks again,



  • Barbara Butterfield

    Hello Joanna,
    This site is great as is the new look of the Royal Resorts. I too love the idea of a Royal Resort Recipe Book, although I’ll look forward to seeing those receipes you mentioned. Seriously if I could get the Black Bean Soup my husband would be thrilled.

  • jgreen

    Dear Margaret: Stay posted for more recipes from Royal Resorts in the future.

  • Margaret Plemmons

    Thanks for the Banana Monkey recipe. I would love to have more of the drink recipes and the Black Bean Soup and the Chicken Lime Soup recipes also. Ever considered compiling a cook book of Royal Resort recipes?

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