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Tales from the Black Forest - The Astronomical Clock in Schramberg

If you can’t immediately read the time on the Schramberg town hall clock, this isn’t necessarily due to an overindulgence of Monkey 47. A quick glance at the astronomical clock tends to cause confusion. Instead of two hands, it has three, there is a revolving disc with the signs of the zodiac, and what looks really strange is that the clock face does not display the hours from 1 to 12 but t...

The Secret to Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Sloe Gin

Today, we’d like to introduce you to the (ok, not-so-secret) main ingredient of our Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Sloe Gin. Blackthorn – or sloe, as Prunus spinosa is also known – is a plant steeped in myth and legend. It's also a close cousin of another stone fruit: the plum, with which it shares its reputation for reducing inflammation, calming upset stomachs, and soothing kidney and bladder ailments. In the Middle Ages, blackthorn hedges...

Monkey 47 presents: The Wild Monkey Inn

Episode I - The Wunschmaschine

Nautoscopio Arte

La dolce vita in Sicily!

If you are looking for a real insider’s tip in Palermo on the beautiful island of Sicily, head to the edge of the port. Here, the Nautoscopio shipping containers open their doors from spring to autumn, providing an ideal spot in which to savour an infamous Italian aperitif and some Sicilian street food, while chilling out to lounge music. The house special – a freshly stirred Negroni served up by the ...

From the Field to the Bottle – Provence

Fields of Purple

©Jochen Hirschfeld

Along with our oft-cited botanical curiosity, it’s our practically obsessive quest for the highest quality that leads us out on annual botanical expeditions to our suppliers. In late July 2015, we embarked on a journey to the vast lavender fields of Provence, seeking to breathe in the intoxicating scent of the dried blossoms that lend Monkey 47 its incomparable floral aroma. This mission, which we dubbed “Botanical Expedition: Lavendula Angustifolia”, would whisk ...

Sloe Gin Soda

The Monkey is a big fan of the classics. To put a fresh twist on one of the greats – the gin soda – why not forgo our original recipe in favour of Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Sloe Gin? The delicate hint of almonds often associated with the stone of the sloe berry is considered a real treat amongst seasoned gin aficionados (any many others besides). The fruit also comes with a tasty tidbit for ...

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Episode 7: The Becher Chronicles - WESTERWALD

The Gibson Diaries

The Gibson Diaries Part #1 – The National Mixographic Society By now, you should have heard about the National Mixographic Society, right? Founded for the “increase and diffusion” of sophisticated drinking culture, the National Mixographic Society unites a diverse group of enthusiasts and connoisseurs sharing an almost scientific interest in nothing less than a great drink! The Gibson Diaries Part #2 – The Gibson Challenge and a Little....Guess Who? The Gibson Diaries – Admittedly, by creating...

Tales from the Black Forest - the Radio-controlled Clock

The Most Accurate and Tastiest Clock in the World

The brown pharmacy bottle with its monkey label not only provides a home for Monkey 47 but can also be used as an accurate timepiece. For gin and tonic with 4 deciliters of Monkey 47, the 0.5-liter bottle holds exactly 12.5 delicious long drinks. If we assume 30 minutes in which to delight in its pleasures, after six hours, there is only enough gin left in the bottle for a weak mixture. Of course, you st...


47 meets 33

© Boutiq'Bar

Zoltan Nagy, a member of the National Mixographic Society, is known not merely for his outstanding negronis, but also for the cocktail artistry he continues to put on display as manager of Budapest's legendary Boutiq’Bar. There, he has stayed true to his credo that a good bar should only offer excellent drinks. We couldn’t agree more. One of his own personal creations, dubbed simply “33”, really caught our interest: It's Mon...

Black Forest Punsch

Winter Drinks at the Wild Monkey Inn

Second Sunday in the Advent season at the Wild Monkey Inn. Enjoy a Black Forest Punsch with us. Ingredients 4 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 4 cl cloudy Apple Juice 2 cl Cinnamon Syrup 8 cl Rosehip Tea 4 cl Pear Juice 2 cl Redwine 0,5 cl Portwine Preperation Mix all ingredients in a pot and heat it up. Garnish with almonds, oranges, cinnamon and dried apples.


An instant classic by Dick Bradsell

A instant classic, the Bramble was created in the mid 1980’s by Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in Soho, London. Bradsell who to this day is still bartending is one of the most loved people in the industry and the man who single-handedly changed the face of the cocktail scene in London in the 1980s. The Bramble, a mixture of gin, lemon juice, creme de mure, a blackberry liqueur, and ...

Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut 2017

Iva – Achillea moschata

Every year, our often-showcased botanical curiosity reaches its distillatory crescendo during our quest to find the “Species Rara”, that one extra-special ingredient for our Monkey 47 Distiller´s Cut. You can probably guess what was on our check list: enjoyment of sensory experiments, a strong penchant for special aromas and – last but not least – a little bit of good old wanderlust! This year’s herbal hunt culminated in an arduous alpine expedition ...

Pegu Club Cocktail

A Monkey Among Gentlemen

The legendary Pegu Club in Burma, in which Montgomery Collins – the forefather of Monkey 47 – undoubtedly spent many an enjoyable hour, is shrouded in numerous myths and tales. This was a traditional gentlemen’s club with cast-iron rules: Only high-ranking British military officers and successful businessmen were allowed to enter. The locals, on the other hand, did not stand a chance. (Although, if the legend is true, Monty ...

Tales from the Black Forest - The Rose Village

Ideas Are Essential – Weilheim-Nöggenschwiel

The residents of a small, remote village on the plateau of the Hotzenwald forest had a clever idea for increasing the number of tourists that came to visit. In 1968, they brought the first 8,000 roses to Nöggenschwiel. It is now estimated that there are over 20,000 rose plants. The center of the village soon ran out of space, so the residents of Nöggenschwiel came up with a new ...

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