The Monkey Gland

The Monkey Gland takes its name after a salty popular tune from the 1920s by the Memphis Melody Boys. (Think Viagra, only with an implant operation using, yes, you guessed it.) Haigh notes that the drink originated in Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, the drinking spot de rigueur for America expats and tourists on drinking holidays.
May 18, 2016


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail mixer filled with ice. Shake vigorously & strain into a small cocktail glass.


  • 1½ oz dry gin
  • 1½ oz orange juice (fresh squeezed makes it unimaginably good)
  • 1 tsp real pomegranate grenadine
  • 1 tsp absinthe or pastis (Pernod, Herbsiant & Ricard all work)
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