Monkey Gland

This peculiar cocktail has an exciting story and two main versions – English and American. You can read very interesting article by Gary Regan here. I tested a Monkey Gland cocktail sometime ago and used an Anisette liqueur instead Pernod and it was very interesting. Now I’ve decided to explore this cocktail with Pernod, Ricard and Benedictine.

The Monkey Gland Cocktail (Коктейль Манки Глэнд)

I use the following recipe of a Monkey Gland Cocktail:

Two red cocktails (Два красных коктейля)

Monkey Gland

45 ml gin
45 ml fresh orange juice
1 tsp. grenadine
1 tsp. Pernod (or Ricard, or Benedictine)
Shake. Old-fashioned glass.

Monkey Gland Cocktail with Pernod has bright and very interesting taste. Undoubtedly, it’s my choice. I prefer to use a hot process homemade grenadine for gorgeous color and real taste.

The Monkey Gland Cocktail with Ricard has so sweet taste. It’s steel good :) By the way, you should know that some great bartenders make this cocktail with Ricard.

Monkey Gland Cocktail with Benedictine is a rather different cocktail. It has a very interesting herbal flavor and taste.

As a rule modern versions of Monkey Gland Cocktail are a bit strongest and served in a cocktail glass.

The Monkey Gland Cocktail (Коктейль Железа Обезьяны)

Monkey Gland

45 ml gin
45 ml fresh orange juice
1 tsp. grenadine
1 tsp. Benedictine (or Pernod)
Shake. Cocktail glass.

This Monkey Gland Cocktail is a real short drink. Actually, this is so interesting version, but anyway my choice is an old-style Monkey Gland Cocktail with 1 to 1 ratio. But this version is also quite good.

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