The Monkey Gland

Today was again a day for a drink. Because I had 2 kilos of fresh oranges cramping my tiny kitchen I chose to make some Monkey Glands. The Monkey Gland is an age old recipe invented in the 1920s in Harry’s Bar in Paris. At least that’s what Wikipedia says. It is made of 1 part gin, 1 part orange juice and a dash of grenadine and absinthe each. It allegedly is named after a surgical technique of grafting monkey testicle tissue into humans (?). Sounds grose, but the drink is lovely and refrrshing.

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Sunny Coco

I still owe my blog today’s recipe because of yesterday’s raincheck. It had to be another drink’s recipe because I had free Monin sirup samples delivered today.

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I made up my own recipe and mixed myself a Sunny Coco. It contains:
– the juice of 1 lime
– 25 cl Monin coconut sirup
– 2 dl orange juice
– 4 cl lemon vodka
and if you like your drinks frozen as I do blend all the above with ice cubes.

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Tequila Sundown

I had planned to make bavarian plum dumplings today. But then my son came home from day care with head lice and I was busy dealing with that.
When the crisis was dealt with I did not have the nerve to make dumplings. I made myself a Tequila Sundown instead. Sundown because I substituted the grenadine sirup with blackcurrant sirup which gave it a darker colour.
In a long stemmed gIass I poured:
– the juice of half a lime,
– 3 cl Tequila, and
– 2 dl orange juice.
Then I put in ice cubes and poured blackcurrant sirup on top which sank to the bottom of the glass and started to colour the boozy orange juice.

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A slurpy delight!

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