Monkey Gland

There is a theory for why this drink is called the monkey gland, but I really don't think you want to hear the answer. Click here and find out.

Why is it called the monkey gland?

You want the truth but I don’t think you’re ready. Okay, here it goes. So supposedly, The Monkey Gland is named after a controversial rejuvenation treatment that involved implanting monkey testicle tissue into humans in the 1920s. The cocktail’s creator thought the name would attract attention.

Monkey Gland

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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy ????




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  • 2 Ounces Beefeater Gin

  • 1 Ounces Fresh orange juice

  • Splash of Jade 1901 Absinthe Superieure

  • Splash of Grenadine, Homemade or store bought

  • Flamed orange zest coin for Garnish


  • Splash the absinthe in a cocktail shaker and follow with the remaining ingredients (except the garnish).
  • Shake with the ice and strain into a Nick and Nora glass.
  • Garnish with the flamed orange zest coin.

Recipe Video

Written by Chris Harris, Staff Writer

Howdy. I’m Chris Harris. One of the writers here at Cocktail Hammer. I have a passion for all things food, wine, and mixology. When I’m not I’m behind the bar or writing for this awesome blog, you can find me riding my bike all across New York City.

Edited by Julian Solorzano, Staff Editor

Hailing from Queens, New York, Julian Solorzano served four years in the United States Air Force, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing the best of the local cultures, including their passion for good food and wine. He has since grown an appreciation for all things wine and mixology. Julian fuses that passion with his skills in writing, photography, and video production to share his passion with the world.

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