I have to say, this is one of the most unappetizing names for a cocktail that I’ve come across to date. I don’t know why it was endowed with such a repulsive moniker. Perhaps when it was created in 1922 Monkey Gland meant something else, they had some strange slang in the roaring 20’s.
I will say however that this was not my favorite of the cocktails I’ve made. I did not particularly enjoy this one. The orange juice and pomegranate mix was slightly bile-like on my palate.
I’m sure this appeals to someone, but it certainly isn’t me. Oh well, maybe it’s a good thing I don’t like ALL the cocktails.