Chimp In Orbit Cocktail

Chimp In Orbit Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

This unusually-named cocktail was developed to honor the 1961 shuttle launch that sent a chimpanzee named Ham into space.

Recipe originally appeared on, photo by Randy Hanson.


  • 1-1/2 ounces rum
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 barspoon orange curacao
  • 1/4 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine
  • 2 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Sprig of mint to garnish


  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then strain into a tall cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish the drink with the mint sprig and then serve immediately.

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