Monkey Gland

Monkey Gland

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

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    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.

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Written by Julian Solorzano

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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