With a staggering 860 bottles of gin to its name, The Ivory Peacock, located in New York City’s NoMad/Chelsea neighborhood, boasts the largest gin selection in New York City. Drawing inspiration from the world’s poshest hotel lobby bars, this cocktail lounge celebrates gin in every form. An active bar since the mid-19th century, The Ivory Peacock features plush banquettes and antique chandeliers from Waldorf Astoria New York and NoMad Hotel. Carved, giltwood mirrors reminiscent of Louis XV and Versailles also adorn the space, creating an elegant environment for all to enjoy.
The Ivory Peacock pours the greatest number of gin drinks in the city, with seasoned mixologists concocting a wide array of drinks and serving gin cocktails, as well as a full range of clear and aged spirits. The cocktail program takes guests on a journey through gin and other global spirits, with cocktails created by the bar’s lead bartenders Gill Grossman and Sean McClure.
Martini lovers must indulge in The Ivory Peacock’s Optimized Martinis menu, a selection of both classic and creative martinis available as two- or four-ounce pours. The Ivory Dry Signature Subzero Martini consists of Bombay Sapphire gin, Cinzano 1757 Dry Vermouth and lemon bitters, while the Emerald Pomme Pandan features The Botanist gin, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Branaland Apple Ice Cider and pandan leaf extract.
Over on the classic cocktail menu, you’ll find drinks with whimsical presentations as well as some cocktails with “super” cordials, oleo-saccharums adjusted with citric and malic acids to maximize flavor and prolong freshness. These cocktails include Bisou Vert (French 75 improved with Bombay Sapphire East gin infused via sous vide with makrut lime leaves and lemongrass, super lemon and sparkling crémant wine); and Jardin de Fleur (a cross between a Daisy and a Pink Lady, made with house-made floral cordial with hibiscus, chamomile, white and blue plum, jasmine and chrysanthemum teas, united with a split base of Dorothy Parker Rose Petal gin and Calvados, with egg white, yuzu and Super lemon).
Guests wanting a proper introduction to gin must experience the Emerald Bar Gin & Tonic Service. Served on bespoke trays, this service provides guests with drinks like Monkey 47 Gin (Fever-Tree Indian tonic, lavender, cardamom, lingonberries), Archipelago Botanical Gin (Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic, mango, black pepper and lemongrass), and KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin (Fever-Tree Lime and Yuzu tonic, juniper, red shiso and ginger).
In addition to gin cocktails, The Ivory Peacock also serves a few non-gin cocktails, such as an espresso martini and passion fruit margarita. The cocktail bar also offers zero-proof cocktails and a thoughtfully curated selection of wine and beer.
French-inspired bar bites with Japanese flavor accents await guests, as well. Chef Grayson Altenberg creates tasty dishes like tuna tartare and miso-glazed croque monsieur for guests to enjoy alongside cocktails.
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