Handcrafted Classic Cocktails

92 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC
Hours:
Mon-Thurs 4pm-12am
Fri-Sat 4pm-1:30am
Sun 4pm-11pm
At Top of the Monk our philosophy is simple, centered around presenting you with the best quality cocktails, served by our knowledgeable and friendly staff. We take pride in serving the finest classic cocktails, and in continually honing and learning our craft in order to give you the best experience and drinks possible.
*Photos by Ryan Burns Photography

Top of the Monk
Cocktail List

Bobby Burns Cocktail
  • This pre-prohibition classic was first featured in Harry Craddock's 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' from 1930, where the famed bartender stated that it was "one of the very best whisky cocktails".
  • Monkey Shoulder, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud's Bitters. Served Up.
Gin Sling
  • Essentially, a gin old fashioned, this was one of the most popular drinks in America for almost 100 years. It was first referenced in The Oxford English Dictionary, from 1837.
  • Straight Gin, House Cherry Brine, Sugar Cube, Angostura & Peychaud's Bitters. Grated Nutmeg. Served on Ice.
El Diablo
  • From Trader Vic's 1946 'Book of Food and Drink', the famous mixologist had this to say about his own creation, "I hate like hell to bring up unpleasant things at a time like this, but go easy on this one because it's tough on your running board."
  • El Jimador, Creme de Cassis, Fresh Lime, House Ginger Beer, Carbonation. Served on Ice.
Airmail
  • This classic variation on a French 75, is the quickest most refreshing way to get from Point A to Point Buzzed.
  • Añejo Rum, Fresh Lime, Clover Honey, Sparkling Wine, Angostura. Served Up.
The Pink Lady
  • America's first girly cocktail, now classic enough that either sex can enjoy it without reservation.
  • Dry London Gin, Applejack Brandy, Fresh Lemon, House Grenadine, Egg White. Served Up.
Toronto
  • Our neighbors to the north gave us an homage to our American classic, the Manhattan. We give it to you now.
  • Rye, Cynar, Cane Sugar, Aromatic & Orange Bitters. Served Up.
Get Lucky
  • Try your luck at one of our all time favorite modern classics. We are betting you'll want another.
  • Extra Dry White Rum, Blackberries, House Ginger Beer, Almond Orgeat, Fresh Lemon, Honey Syrup, Peychaud's Bitters. Served on Crushed Ice.
Serenity
  • Sometimes people ask bartenders, "What do you drink?" Well, this drink is it. It's named that for a reason.
  • Bulleit Rye, Campari, Lillet Blanc, Fresh Grapefruit. Served Up.
Summer In Your Mouth
  • It's every thing you want but we're hoping for a little bit more. .
  • Absolut, Coconut Cream, Fresh Orange & Lime, Cinnamon Turbinado Syrup, Candied Mango, Himalayan Sea Salt, Toasted Coconut. Served on Ice.
It's like We Made a Martinez!
  • The Martinez is THE classic cocktail. Marrying the flavors of an exceptional American gin, the delicacy of lavender, and the salty notes of herbs de provence, we hope to bring you a remarkable twist, done to honor a house favorite.
  • Hayman's Old Tom Gin, House Vermouth Saturated With Herbs de Provence, Lavender Hibiscus Syrup, Boker's Bitters, Fee Brothers Barrel Aged Old Tom Bitters. Served Up.
Death In the Netherlands
  • If Papa Hemingway took a Nordic expedition, by god, this would've been in the canteens.
  • Bol's Genever, Absinthe, Angostura Bitters, House Ginger Cardamom Bitters, Fresh Lime, Cane Sugar. Served Up.
The Kentucky Maid
  • Why settle for a mule when you can have a maid? Light but vibrant and perfect for sunshine.
  • Bourbon, St Germain, Cucumber, Lemon, Cane Sugar. Served On Ice.

Whiskey List

Aberlour 12 Yr

Scotch, Single Malt

Alberta Dark Batch Rye

Rye

Auchentoshan

Scotch, Single Malt

Baker's

Bourbon

Balvenie Caribbean Cask

Scotch, Single Malt

Balvenie Doublewood

Scotch, Single Malt

Barterhouse 20 Yr

Bourbon

Basil Hayden's

Bourbon

Bernheim 7 Yr

Wheated

Black Maple Hill

Bourbon

Booker's

Bourbon

Bowman Brothers Small Batch

Bourbon

Breckenridge

Bourbon

Bruichladdich

Scotch, Single Malt

Buffalo Trace White Dog

Bourbon

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