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Monkey Gland
Monkey Gland cocktail: a name that evokes the transplant of monkey testicles performed on humans.


For 1 person
2.5 cl gin
1 cl absinthe
4 cl orange juice
0.5 cl grenadine syrup

How to make

👉 shaker / 🥃 martini / 🍸 short drink (7cl) / ⏱️ 3 mn
  1. Shake the gin, absinthe, orange juice and grenadine syrup with a few ice cubes.

  2. Strain into a martini glass.

  3. Flute and insert a long orange zest.


The Monkey Gland cocktail was first published in the Washington Post, attributing the creation of the cocktail to Frank Meier of the Ritz in Paris. The original recipe calls for as much gin as orange juice. Doubt arose later as to the real inventor of this cocktail, when the name of Harry MacElhone began to circulate.

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