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03 May 2012

The Stanton Social: Part I "The Cocktails" - New York City

Someone once asked me how do I know a restaurant is "really" good?  My answer, I know it is good anytime I go there more than once in a week.  For The Stanton Social, I ate there four times in one week!  A bit much?  Probably, but I just could not get enough!  There is far too much to write about in just one post so I decided to break it up starting with what originally caught my attention--the cocktails!

The Fantastic Cocktails at The Stanton Social

The Stanton Social has a ridiculous adult beverage menu and they even have a wine wall!  There are so many selections even the pickiest person--ahem NOLA--will be able to find something.  They have:
The first time I saw the cocktail menu, I knew that I had to try them all!  There are 15 items on the menu, all of them are super delish but with a lot of hard work and some strong disagreements with my pals, I was able to come up with my "Fab Five Faves"

1. Amiguita's Old Fashioned

Amiguita's Old Fashioned

I am a sucker for the Old Fashioned.  This is my new girlfriend and it is made with tequila!  What a great twist on one of the best classic cocktails ever!

2. BASIL-LIME GIMLET
What exactly is a Gimlet?  It is one of those cocktails from the  "good ole days" and I think it is one of the best things I ever drank!

Basil-Lime Gimlet: 2nd Place

3. 1940s CHAMPAGNE JULEP
Wow--that is all I have to say!
1940s Champagne Julep

4. THE SOCIAL GREEN TEA
You know that I love my teas.  The best part of this one is the orange-honey marmalade treasure at the bottom.
The Social Green Tea

5.  THE MANHATTAN SIDECAR
Take two classics and let them have intercourse and you get this masterpiece!

Manhattan Sidecar

LIBATIONS
The only reason the other 10 didn't make it on my top "Fab Five Faves" all comes down to preference.  They really are all fantastic. I mean, I created The Stanton Social Cocktail Pinterest Board!


  • Strawberry Fields -this one almost made it until I tried the Manhattan Sidecar 
  • Pineapple 75 Martini
  • Cucumber-Vanilla Cosmopolitan - Ms. "A" is going to be upset that this one didn't make it! (I will buy you one on our next visit)
  • Pink Grapefruit-Mint Martini
  • Bea's Gin-Lemon Mojito
  • Cranberry Flower - I really liked this one also but the Julep 
  • Blood Orange-Jalapeno Margarita - They make their jalapeno infused tequila in-house!
  • Brooklyn Lemonade
  • Black Magic - I had a heated debate with a guy at the bar for not liking this drink but I stand by my decision!  RANDOM DUDE, I DO NOT LIKE BEER THEREFORE I DO NOT LIKE THIS DRINK!  I am sure if I DID like beer it would be "da bomb" as you stated.
  • Ruby Jack

NOT ON THE MENU
There is a drink that is not on the menu and does not have a name so I decided to give it one.  I think it might be a bar experiment but nevertheless it is fantastic.  I like to call this little beverage the "D-D & R-M" after David & Dante (drink creators) and Rae & Mallory (the two sweethearts who kept my glass flowing)!

"D-D & R-M"

Stop by and try the cocktails and grab a bite, I am interested to see if you agree with my rankings.  Part II is all about the food which I can't get enough of!

Epicurean Girl’s Conclusion: 5 VIPs
The Stanton Social Cocktail Menu gets our highest ratings of 5 VIPs.

1 comment:

  1. looove the gimlet! didn't realize that was on stanton's menu too... yum!

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