It seems that Harry’s New York Bar was the center of celebration for Americans abroad during prohibition. At least most of the surviving cocktails hailing from that era seem to originate there. Owner Harry MacElhone named the following cocktail after Dr. Serge Voronoff’s controversial technique of grafting monkey testicle tissue on to the testicles of men for purportedly therapeutic purposes. While Dr. Voronoff’s monkey gland transplants fell out of style after a decade or so, Harry’s Monkey Gland cocktail lives on. Be sure to use a big bold gin such as Tanqueray in this one, and fresh orange juice is a must as well. Cheers!

The Monkey Gland
1 1/2 oz Gin
1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Grenadine
1 tsp Absinthe