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A picture of one Monkey Gland cocktail with gin, grenadine, oranges, and absinthe in the background.

Monkey Gland Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shaker
  • Cuisine: American


The Monkey Gland is probably the only classic cocktail who was inspired by grafting monkey testicles on humans. If there others, please let me know. I really want to know. Just how big of a niche is this?


  • Ice for shaker
  • 1 1/2 Ounces Gin
  • 1 1/2 Ounces Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Absinthe
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Orange peel, for garnish


  1. Add ice to shaker
  2. Add all ingredients to shaker
  3. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds
  4. Strain into coup or cocktail glass
  5. Garnish and serve


Glass: Coupe or Cocktail

Keywords: Monkey Gland