When The Beastie Boys song “Brass Monkey” was released in 1986, it left many people wondering what exactly is “Brass Monkey“. Just so you know, The Beastie’s are not rapping about an actual monkey made from brass…
The Beastie’s are rapping about a cocktail consisting of rum, vodka and orange juice. Most likely they were talking specifically about Heublein’s “Brass Monkey” who’s sales increased after the release of the song.
An alternative version of “Brass Monkey” is a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor that has been consumed to the top of the label and then filled with orange juice.
Heublein’s ”Brass Monkey” premixed drinks were discontinued for a while after the company was sold but after several years of absence from the market the “Brass Monkey” premixed cocktail has recently been re-released as The Club” Brass Monkey.