Capital Hotel

Bar & Grill Cocktails


  • Classic Cocktails

  • Bee’s Knee’s (c.1920s)

    Tanqueray Gin, Lemon Juice, Honey

    Even non-gin drinkers will delight in this tipple from the roaring twenties. This fun Prohibition-era cocktail is believed to have been prepared with honey and lemon to mask the liquor, but you will want to embrace all aspects of this tasty concoction.

  • Brandy Crusta (c.1850)

    Salignac Cognac, Lemon Juice, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Cointreau, Bitters

    The Crusta has a long history in cocktail lore. Most believe the Brandy Crusta was created by Joseph Santini of New Orleans’ City Exchange. One taste and one can see where the Sidecar came from.

  • Bronx (1908)

    Brokers Gin, Orange Juice, Sweet Vermouth, Dry Vermouth

    Rumor has is that Johnnie Solon of the Old Waldorf Astoria created this cocktail in response to a customer who challenged him to create a new cocktail. Solon responded with the Bronx and quickly became one of the most popular drinks of the early 20th century. Surprisingly, the drink gains its name from the zoo and not one of the five boroughs.

  • Knickerbocker (c.1850s)

    Kirk and Sweeney 12 yr Rum, Raspberry Syrup, Cointreau, Lime Juice

    The history of the Knickerbocker is somewhat hazy. No one is sure who created the cocktail, but it can be traced in print to the first cocktail book, Jerry Thomas’ Bon Vivant’s Companion.
    Cocktail historian David Wondrich calls it “the spritual progenitor of the Tiki drink.”

  • Pimm’s Cup #111 (CBG 2011)

    Pimm’s No.2, Square One Cucumber Vodka, Ketel One Citroen, Lemon Juice, Home-made Ginger Ale

    There are many variations on this classic warm-weather sipper, most commonly found at Wimbledon and cricket matches. Here we present the CBG’s adaptation. Named after our address, we advise this to be sipped on our mezzanine.

  • Featured Cocktails

  • Crop Duster (CBG 2012)

    Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Lemon Juice, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Blackberry Preserves

    This cocktail is a play on the original Aviation (1916), but adding some Arkansas flair. We substitute creme de violette with our house made blackberry preserves creating a richer and darker cocktail than its predecessor. Nothing says “Arkansas aviation” like the crop dusters flying through our bountiful fields.

  • Debutante (CBG 2011)

    Kai Lychee Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower, Lime Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Grapefruit Bitters, Basil Leaf Corsage Garnish

    Over the years we have watched this drink blossom. In 2011 we introduced the Debutante and now she has fully matured into our best-selling cocktail.

  • Eiffel Flower No.2 (CBG 2013)

    Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, St. Germain, Bubbles, Lemon Twist

    Combining our neighbor’s honeysuckle vodka, with France’s premier elderflower liqueur, and lengthening them with bubble brings the intoxicating flavors of a southern summer to a glass.

  • The Seersucker (CBG 2011)

    Four Roses Bourbon, Aperol, Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot, Lillet, Orange Zest

    This is a riff on the Sazerac. We “rinse” the glass with Lillet and combine the other ingredients. When the drink was only 24 hours old and unnamed, one of our resident cocktail historians declared it to be worthy of spring and summer, thus, Seersucker.

  • Southern Comfortable (CBG 2011)

    Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka, Yellow Chartreuse, Fresh Lemon Juice, Housemade Pecan Soda

    After one sip of our signature cocktail, you will feel like a true
    southerner. Served over crushed ice and garnished with our addictive spiced pecans.

  • Literary Libations

    “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria” -Ben Franklin

  • Algonquin (1935)

    Masterson’s Rye Whiskey, Dry Vermouth, Pineapple Juice

    After World War I a group of famous writers, critics, poets, editors, actors, and humorists met at the Algonquin Hotel on West 44th Street. They were initially called the “Vicious Circle” but became known as the Algonquin Round Table after where they sat in the dining room.

  • Bobby Burns (1930)

    Dewar’s 12 yr Scotch, Benedictine, Sweet Vermouth, Lemon Twist

    This classic cocktail named after the famous 18th century Scottish Bard of Ayshire was first introduced in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book (1930). Scotland’s favorite son gave us “Auld Lang Syne” and “The best laid schemes of mice and men / Go often askew,”

  • Gin Rickey (1880s)

    Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, Lime Juice, Soda

    F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, were drinking icons of the roaring 20’s. His drink of choice was gin because he believed it could not be detected on one’s breath. He was a noted lightweight when it came to alcohol which might be a contributing factor to his zeal for party pranks “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”

  • Mark Twain Cocktail (1874)

    Glenmorangie 10 yr Scotch, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Angostura Bitters

    This drink was described by Mark Twain in January, 1874 letter to his wife
    Olivia. “Livy my darling, I want you to be sure and remember to have, in the bathroom, when I arrive, a bottle of Scotch whisky, a lemon, some crushed sugar, & a bottle of Angostura bitters. Ever since I have been in London I have taken in a wine glass what is called a cock-tail (made with those ingredients) before breakfast, before dinner, & just before going to bed.”

  • The Vesper (1953)

    Beefeater Gin, Vodka, Lillet, Lemon Twist
    “A dry martini,” [Bond] said. “One, in a deep champagne goblet.”
    “Oui, monsieu

  • Mules

    This classic cocktail helped fuel the mainstream acceptance of vodka, and was fashioned in the Old English-style pub names the Cock and Bull, located on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. The owner’s claimed that it was created in a fit of “inventive genius.” And yes, they are served in a copper mug.

  • The Original

    Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer

    Tell your server to “Make it bitter!” We will add a shot of Fernet-Branca

  • The Thoroughbred

    Bourbon, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer

  • The Raspberry Mule

    Hangar One Fraiser River Raspberry Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer

  • The Bangkok Mule

    Hangar One Basil Vodka, Hangar One Cucumber Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer