Monkey gland (cocktail)
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|IBA official cocktail|
|Served||Straight up: chilled, without ice|
|Standard drinkware||Cocktail glass|
|Preparation||Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.|
|Commonly served||All Day|
|Monkey Gland recipe at International Bartenders Association|
The Monkey Gland is a cocktail of gin, orange juice, grenadine and absinthe created in the 1920s by Harry MacElhone, owner of Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France.
Some recipes substitute absinthe with pastis or Bénédictine.
It is named after the pseudo-scientific idea that grafting monkey testicle tissue into humans would increase longevity, the idea developed by the Russian doctor Serge Voronoff.
- ^ Chirico, Rob (2005). Field Guide to Cocktails. Quirk Productions. p. 189. ISBN 1-59474-063-1.
- ^ Haigh, Ted (2009). Vintage spirits and forgotten cocktails : from the alamagoozlum to the zombie and beyond : 100 rediscovered recipes and the stories behind them (Deluxe ; rev. & expanded ed.). Beverly, Mass.: Quarry Books. pp. 212–213. ISBN 9781592535613. OCLC 1023288091.
- ^ Hirst, Christopher (October 8, 2005). "101 cocktails that shook the world #37: The Monkey Gland". Features. The Independent. p. 57.