Another drink I'm regularly obsessed with is the Monkey Gland, a Jazz Age concoction of gin, orange juice, grenadine and absinthe. I make these at home all the time. So much are they part of my cocktail mindset that, recent, when called upon the scholars at the Beverage Alcohol Resource to create a new cocktail, I used the Monkey Gland as my template and came up with something called the Star Monkey (star anise was involved).
Still, I realize the cocktail is still pretty obscure. Or is it? I went to Danny Meyer's Eleven Madison Park the other day and what did I see in the very top spot of the cocktail menu? Yes, the Monkey Gland, in all its glory. That place is hence one cool joint, in my opinion.