Cocktail Time - Just A Gigolo, The Grateful Matador and Potter's Field at Sugar Monk

July 16, 2021, 7:02.39 pm ET  

Each week we highlight some of the best cocktails New York City has to offer. At Sugar Monk in Harlem, exotic cocktails get the star treatment.  Here are three favorites: 

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D’Ussé VSOP Cognac, Crémant d’Alsace, Amaro Dell’Etna, Hibiscus, Rosehip, Passion Fruit

Inspired by the popular song, adapted by Irving Caesar into English in 1929 from the Austrian tango,”Schoner Gigolo, arner Gigolo”, this cocktail pays homage to all of the lavishly dressed gentlemen…. or gigolos. We thank them for their services.  Created for Sugar Monk by Ex-Head Bartender, Tom Garvin @instagarvin

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Espolon Tequila Reposado,Cointreau, Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth Mezcal Cask Finish, Ginger, Honey, Yuzu, SM Arsonist Bitters,Palo Santo

This unique cocktail, occupies a space somewhere between a margarita and a penicillin. Created by our very talented bartender, Jake Godek @_jodek  and in collaboration with the entire bar team, it pays homage to Alexander Fleming, the Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the enzyme lysozyme and the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance which he named penicillin. A statue of Alexander Fleming stands outside the main bullring in Madrid, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas. It was erected by subscription from “grateful matadors” as penicillin greatly reduced the number of deaths in the bullring.

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Peloton de la Muerte Espadin Mezcal, St. Elder, Absinthe, Chamomille-Infused Lillet, Lemon, Black & Green Cardamom

The POTTER'S FIELD enhanced by master Dagito’s @clear_fancy_ice beautiful floral ice spheres, it is a very popular cocktail. Originally created by the Beverage Director and Co-Owner, Ektoras Binikos for the 2 Michelin #gabrielkreuther  to commemorate the first Potter’s Field in NYC, Brian Park, it was and continues to be a very loved libation. The name: "A potter's field, paupers' grave or common grave is a term for a place for the burial of unknown or indigent people. The term is of Biblical origin, referring to a ground where clay was dug for pottery, later bought by the high priests of Jerusalem for the burial of strangers, criminals and the poor.”

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