We’ve brought on award-winning Mixologist and Cocktail Historian Brian Van Flandern to re-launch our cocktail program and provide extensive training to our bartenders. Following Geoffrey Zakarian’s philosophy for sourcing quality ingredients and treating them well, the new program features fresh juices and complex flavor combinations in both classic and imaginative preparations.

Staying in? Try our signature Lexington Derby at home – tag @thenationalnyc and @gzchef to show us your creation!



Lexington Derby

1 ½ oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 ¼ oz. Simple Syrup
¼ oz. Cognac
5 Fresh Mint Leaves
Mint Spring and Lime Wheel, for garnish

Place all ingredients into a shaker. Muddle mint and leaves, add large ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain over crushed ice into a julep cup, garnish and serve.



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