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THE MONKEY GLAND

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 barspoon Grenadine
  • 1 barspoon simple syrup
  • 1 barspoon Absinthe

monkey gland cocktailDirections:

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to incorporate and chill. Fine-strain into a cocktail glass Garnish with orange rind.

Of all the drinks in the world, the monkey gland can quickly become a favorite. It's a little tricky, but if you get the balance of flavor right, this classic cocktail with a sordid history that explains its unusual name is phenomenal!

The sweetened combination of gin, orange juice, and grenadine makes a really nice drink. It's only with the hint of absinthe that the drink becomes truly interesting. Most recipes for the monkey gland suggest a splash of absinthe or one of its many substitutes, but there's something to the subtlety of rinsing the glass. This creates a nice, fruity cocktail with the slightest taste of anise as a contrast and the aroma itself is intoxicating and delightful.

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