THE MONKEY GLAND
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 barspoon Grenadine
- 1 barspoon simple syrup
- 1 barspoon Absinthe
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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