5 cl Gin
3 cl Orange juice
2 drops Absinth
2 drops Grenadine
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
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.
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.
Included in the list of IBA official cocktails and classed as an All Day Cocktail.