Monkey Gland – Delicious 1930s Harry MacElhone Recipe

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Monkey Gland
Monkey Gland

Invented in the 1920s by Harry MacElhone, this is an iconic Prohibition-era cocktail. Most of the great prohibition cocktails were not created in the United States but other countries. It was hard to stock a bar in the States then, and the booze one did get usually trash. This one comes from Harry’s New York Bar, located in Paris, France. Established by Scottish Bartender Harry MacElhone, Harry’s New York Bar was one of the hot spots in Paris for traveling Americans who wanted to get drunk.


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Monkey Gland

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Learn how to make the Monkey Gland Cocktail by Harry MacElhone.


  • 1 tsp

  • Absinthe
  • 1 tsp

  • Grenadine
  • 1.5 oz

  • Orange Juice
  • 1.5 oz

  • Dry Gin


  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker and add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.


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