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

The Doctor Cocktail
  • This tart little Tiki influenced sipper may not be a prescribed cure for what ails you, but it will probably distract you from any known afflictions.
  • Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, Fresh Lime, Cinnamon Turbinado Syrup, Bittermens Tiki Bitters, House Swedish Punsch Cordial. Served Up.
Park Avenue Cocktail
  • Don't be fooled, this drink's name may echo wealth, power and luxury but its character is more reminiscent of warm palm beaches.
  • London Dry Gin, Fresh Pineapple, Sweet Vermouth, Grand Marnier Orange Bitters. Served Up.
Fish House Punch
  • A note from 1744 contains what may be the earliest record of the Punch, described being "A bowl of fine Lemon Punch big enough to have swimmed half a dozen of young geese."
  • Appleton's Special Rum, Ansac V.S., Apricot Brandy, Fresh Lemon, Cane Sugar, Green Tea, Grated Nutmeg. Served on Ice.
Rickey with Strawberry & Basil
  • A bright and fresh variation on the classic Gin Rickey is always the perfect way to cheers to the dawn of summer!
  • Straight Gin, Fresh Lime, House Strawberry Basil Shrub with Aged Balsomic, Carbonated Water. Served on Ice.
Negroni
  • The Negroni is known the world over. The very bitter flavor of Campari may not be suited for everyone's tastes, but this drink is one of this planet's most popular cocktails.
  • Straight Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth. Flamed Orange Peel. Served Up or on Ice by Request.
The Bull & the Bear
  • In the late 1800s, at The Waldorf Astoria Bar, New York’s giants of real estate and finance hammered out deals while drinking elbow to elbow. In honor of this patronage, the hotel placed two magnificent bronze statues–a bull and a bear.
  • Four Roses Small Batch, Harlequin Orange, Fresh Lime, House Spiced Grenadine. Served Up.
The Southern Gibson
  • The Gibson Martini is a crooner's classic. Our savory version features pickled local ramps and house made ramp and tomato bitters.
  • Beefeater 24, Lillet Blanc, House Ramp Bitters, House Tomato Bitters. PIckled Ramp. Served up.
La Ultima Palabra
  • Subtle smokiness, bold herbaceous flavor, with a touch of a citrusy component, this cocktail hits all the spots for taste buds!
  • Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino, Fresh Lime. Served Up.
l Am The Night.
  • Sometimes Gotham is a dark and lonely place...
  • Redemption Rye, Averna, Angostura & Regan's No. 6 Orange Bitters. Served Up.
Applejack Crusta
  • This is one of the great old drinks, with the recipe dating to 1862. It's tart, stiff, and with just enough sweetness to get you by, just like many an ex-girlfriend..
  • Applejack Brandy, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Grand Marnier, Fresh Lemon, Angostura Bitters, Sugar Rim. Served Up.
Broken English
  • "When built properly, you get a symphony orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 in your mouth. There are cannons exploding here, kettle drums pounding over there, and cymbals crashing all over the place."
  • Plymouth Gin, Cocchi Torino, Strega, Fernet Branca, Benedictine, Regan's Orange & Peychaud's Bitters. Served Up.
Top of the Monk's Cup
  • Our version of a classic Pimm's Cup features house made ginger beer and is topped with hoppy India Pale Ale.
  • Pimm's #1, Straight Gin, House Ginger Beer, Fresh Lemon, lPA, Cucumber. 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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