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Monkey Gland

Monkey Gland 1.000

Max Hirshfeld

May 30, 2007

This cocktail is a variation on one found in "The Savoy Cocktail Book" (1930). The dashes of Pernod provide a nice anise kick; the dashes of grenadine supply the cool red-pink color.

According to cocktail historian Gary Regan, the Monkey Gland's name stems from the short-lived early-20th-century practice of transplanting monkey testicles into elderly men to renew their sex drive.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces dry gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 dashes grenadine
  • 3 dashes Pernod


Fill two-thirds of a cocktail shaker with ice, add the liquid ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass.

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From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 162

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 2mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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