From right now until June 29th, over a dozen of the city's finest mixologists are offering up two full size cocktails and an appetizer for a mere $20.11. The list includes such hot spots such as Employees Only, Pegu Club, Death & Company, and Clover Club. There are no reservations and secret passwords are required. Simply ask the bartender for the Cocktail Week menu, choose two from column "a" and one from column "b," and settle in for a delicious time. Cocktail Week seems pretty straightforward. But once you get down to the details, things can get a bit tricky. Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your evening.
'Pegu Club' on Serious Eats
When mixologists from Employees Only, Gramercy Park Hotel, Pegu Club, Vandaag, 1534, and Death & Co. (plus many others) are on hand shaking up cocktails, you know you're going to drink well. (Perhaps too well for a Monday night.)
This citrusy concoction nearly begs for a sweltering locale—small wonder as it began life as the signature drink of Burma's Pegu Club, often sipped by the likes of Rudyard Kipling.
I've been going to Pegu Club, a hi-end cocktail lounge based on a British Colonial Officers' Club by the same name in Burma in the late 1800's, for years since it opened. It's not one of my favorite bars,...