Monkey Gland

Monkey Gland

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

The Monkey Gland is a cocktail of gin, orange juice, grenadine, and absinthe created in the 1920s by Harry MacElhone, owner of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, France. The Monkey Gland received its name from the experiments of Dr. Serge Voronoff who transplanted monkey testicles onto an elderly Frenchman, as he firmly believed testosterone was vital to a longer and healthier life. Unfortunately, experiments proved that the substance did not increase virility, nor will this drink. However, adding a dash of sugar and a few more dashes of Absinthe will really make this old-school cocktail pop, giving it life.


Cocktail Preparation

Swirl a dash of absinthe in a chilled martini glass to coat it, then dump out any excess liqueur. In a cocktail shaker, filled with ice, pour the gin, orange juice, simple sugar, and grenadine. Shake well and strain into the chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice and serve!

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