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Consumatorium Reviews: Monkey Bar, NYC - Consumatorium

Consumatorium Reviews: Monkey Bar, NYC

The traveling Consumatorium review team recently visited the famous Monkey Bar in New York City and consumed some of the excellent cocktails from its classic bar. The Monkey Bar was opened towards the end of Prohibition and was known as a place for casual encounters. With it’s location inside a hotel and with a drink called, the “Easy Lay,” the foundation of its reputation is obvious. Note: no member of the Consumatorium team partook in such activities. We’re serious about our work here.

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I started off with a drink called the Red Delicious, made with apple brandy, Campari and sweet vermouth.

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Excellent, but it paled in comparison to the Sazerac I had next. Simply outstanding. Prepared with Cognac, like the original.

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Highly recommended if you find yourself in Midtown, New York. 60 E 54th Street.

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About Will Herman (103 Posts)

I don't know what it takes to become a professional mixologist, but I'm going to night school at my own home bar to achieve that status. For now, I'm an amateur cocktail creator who enjoys learning about new drinks and rediscovering the classics.


  1. Now he’s a cognac saz convert 😉 .

  2. Gotta make a few at home before I’m a total convert. They were goood!

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