The Monkey Gland

The Monkey Gland

The Monkey Gland

Credited to Harry McElhone, the famed proprietor of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris where the Bloody Mary originated, the Monkey Gland is a classic 1920s cocktail that balances gin and fresh orange juice with a splash of Absinthe and a little pomegranate grenadine.Laura Sant

Credited to Harry McElhone, the famed proprietor of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris where the Bloody Mary originated, the Monkey Gland is a classic 1920s cocktail that balances gin and fresh orange juice with a splash of absinthe and a little pomegranate grenadine.

The Monkey Gland
Unfortunate moniker aside, the Monkey Gland is a classic absinthe-tinged gin cocktail. It's ruby glow—perfect for Christmas—adds festivity to a holiday party.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. gin
  • 1 12 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 14 oz. grenadine
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • Orange peel, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine gin, orange juice, grenadine, and absinthe in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.