Sour Monkey Cocktail Recipe

When in Cape Town, make sure to have a cocktail or two at the Silo Hotel rooftop bar. After enjoying a Negroni, this whiskey sour didn’t disappoint.

This sour features Monkey Shoulder whiskey and vanilla-infused sugar syrup.


2 oz Monkey Shoulder whiskey
1 oz lemon juice
½ oz vanilla sugar syrup
½ egg white


Shake all ingredients with ice, strain and serve in a chilled glass with 3 to 4 ice cubes. Garnish with a cherry and dried slice of lemon or lime.

Vanilla sugar syrup

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 vanilla bean

Over medium heat, bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

While the syrup cools, split the vanilla bean lengthwise and place in a heatproof mason jar. Pour the syrup over the vanilla beans, cover, and let stand for 10 to 12 hours. Remove the bean and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

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