I seem to recall that a Brass Monkey is an old term for a stack of cannon balls. But my question has to do with the Brass Monkey we find in the old Beastie Boys song. Is it a drink? A shot? A mickey? A liqueur? A liquor?
Also is Funky Cold Medina something more than a catchy little ditty by Tone Loc?
Funky Cold Medina was about a drink called the Funky Cold Medina. In fact someone in the video was pointing to a bubbling green drink as he said “Funky Cold Medina” and on “I love the 80’s” on VH1 just a little while ago, they were saying that it was something you would drink before “getting it on.” As for Brass Monkey I don’t know.
Brass Monkey is a great drink…vodka, rum, orange juice(or orange soda) and grenadine. Tasty, but strong. You can usually find it pre-mixed in a bottle under the Club brand of very cheap drinks. Max Carnage and I both found out, to our dismay, how strong an entire bottle is. Whew.
A few [lyrics from Tone Loc (hereinafter Mr. Loc) are probably in order.
Obviously “funky cold medina” is not necessarily some form of aphrodisiac. Nor is it necessarily a drink itself–the lyrics don’t make it crystal clear as to whether it might be an additive. Mr. Loc’s description of FCM is that it’s a powerful attractant, not an aphrodisiac, or a potion intended to enhance sexual performance.