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 in an atmosphere that is both sophisticated, and relaxing. 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. Take a sip, sit back, and enjoy views of the mountains from our rooftop patio. Find yourself a comfortable seat at the bar to watch our Mixologists at work, or seek out a quiet corner to simply enjoy every bit of your libation.
*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, Cinzano Vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud's Bitters. Served Up.
Top of the Monk's Cup
  • Our version of a classic Pimm's Cup features fresh ginger beer and is topped with Wicked Weed's Coolcumber Ale.
  • Pimm's #1, Straight Gin, House Ginger Beer, Fresh Lemon, IPA, 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, Tiki-Spiced Honey, Sparkling Wine, Angostura. Served Up.
Aperol Spritz
  • Gentle, but tart and bubbly, a spritz is the perfect warm weather session drink.
  • Aperol, Lillet Blanc, Carbonation. Served on Ice.
Tamarind Margarita
  • Have you met our friend Tamarind? It's sweet and sour in taste, and when saying hello in a perfect margarita, it's like the devil's handshake.
  • Conmemorativo Reposado, Harlequin, Tamarind Saturated Agave, Fresh Lemon & Lime, Mescal Spritz. Kosher Salt Rim by request. Served on Ice.
Brandy Alexander
  • This Pre-Prohibition sipper is creamy, smooth, velvety and quintessentially one of America's first dessert cocktails.
  • V.S. Cognac, House Chocolate Cordial, Vanilla Bean Saturated Cream, Fresh Nutmeg & Bitter Chocolate. Served on Ice.
Get Lucky
  • Try your luck at one of our all time favorite modern classics. We are absolutely betting you'll want another.
  • Extra Dry White Rum, Blackberries, House Ginger Beer, Almond Orgeat, Fresh Lemon, Clover Honey, Aromatic Bitters. Served on Cracked Ice.
Blood & Samba
  • A delicious re-working of the classic cocktail 'Blood & Sand'. Maybe even better than the original? You decide...
  • Leblon Cachaca, Cherry Heering, Noilly Prat Sweet, Fresh Orange, Peychaud's Bitters. Served Up.
Bourbon Renewal Cocktail
  • A stellar blended whiskey cocktail. This drink has a great balance between sweet, tart and savory. The addition addition of our thyme tincture puts it over the top!
  • Bourbon, Creme de Cassis, Fresh Lemon, Cane Sugar, House Thyme Tincture, Angostura Bitters. Served on Ice.
Booker's Notion
  • Be careful with this one. Very careful. It'll swing you like a jazz band but won't leave you 'til the morning.
  • Booker's Over Proof Whiskey, Ramazzotti Amaro, Smashed Lemon & Mandarin Oranges, Brined Cherries, Blood Orange Bitters. Served on Ice.
The Gallagher
  • We don't actually smash the watermelons with a sledge hammer. . but it's fun to think about.
  • Blanco Tequila, Cold Pressed Watermelon, Fresh Lime, Serrano Chili Syrup. Served over Ice.
Albert Mathieu
  • Sharing it's namesake with a visionary, this cocktail maybe a little forward for some. Herbal on the nose, brightened by citrus oil, an undercurrent of sweet, with a spicy botanical finish.
  • Plymouth Gin, Cocchi Americano, Green Chartreuse, St. Germain, Regan's #6 Bitters. Served Up.

Whiskey List

Aberlour 12 Yr

Scotch, Single Malt

Alberta Dark Batch Rye

Rye

Baker's

Bourbon

Balvenie Caribbean Cask

Scotch, Single Malt

Balvenie Doublewood

Scotch, Single Malt

Basil Hayden Rye

Rye

Basil Hayden's

Bourbon

Bernheim 7 Yr

Wheated

Black Grouse

Scotch, Blended

Black Maple Hill

Bourbon

Black Maple Hill Rye

Rye

Booker's

Bourbon

Bowman Brothers Small Batch

Bourbon

Breckenridge

Bourbon

Buffalo Trace White Dog

Bourbon

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