Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Prohibition Era Cocktail drinks: The Monkey Gland recipe, a popular drink in the roaring 20's that used Absinthe.

Prohibition Era Cocktails: How to make the Monkey Gland mixed drink, A Classic 1920's Cocktail.

Many of the younger bartenders today will have no idea how to make this classic cocktail.

The Monkey Gland is a gin-based cocktail that was invented in the 1920's. Grenadine and Pernod give this gin drinks it's main flavors. Harry MacElhone, owner of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris France, is credited with inventing the first Monkey Gland cocktail.

The original recipe for the Monkey Gland called for anisette, or absinthe but both Pernod and Bénédictine have become common to use.

Monkey Gland Cocktail Drink

Monkey Gland Recipe:
• 2 ounces gin (Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Beefeater, etc.)
• 1 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice
• 2 dashes of grenadine
• 2 dashes of Pernod or Bénédictine (absinthe)
• Twist of orange peel

Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and then strain the mixture into a glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

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