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.
I started off with a drink called the Red Delicious, made with apple brandy, Campari and sweet vermouth.
Excellent, but it paled in comparison to the Sazerac I had next. Simply outstanding. Prepared with Cognac, like the original.
Highly recommended if you find yourself in Midtown, New York. 60 E 54th Street.
October 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm
Now he’s a cognac saz convert 😉 .
October 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Gotta make a few at home before I’m a total convert. They were goood!
May 6, 2021 at 1:14 pm
Hey Will, love the new look and feel to the website. Guess you had a lot of time on your hands during the pandemic. 🙂
Sadly, it looks like COVID got the Monkey Bar as it lists as permanently closed on many websites like Open Table, etc.
Keep the cocktails flowing!