Slideshow: First Look: Cocktails at Ginny's Supper Club in Harlem, NY

Marcus Sipping a Powell
Marcus Sipping a Powell
Marcus Saumuelsson definitely wins the award for Best Dressed At All Time. He's frequently at the restaurant and when he's not in his chef gear, he's dressed to a T. You can catch him walking through the dining room, greeting customers, meeting with local artists and musicians at Ginny's, or relaxing on the outdoor patio with a drink in hand.
The Harlem Mule ($15)
The Harlem Mule ($15)
A play on the Japanese Mule introduced in Gary Regan's Best Cocktails of 2011/12, it's made with Japanese whiskey, ginger, basil, and a dash of Peychaud's bitters. Ginny's drink manager Moses Laboy explains, "I really wanted to make a whiskey version of the cocktail but I wanted to use a delicious, exotic whiskey, hence the Yamazaki 12 year old."
Powell ($14)
Powell ($14)
Peach and pecan bourbon, sloe gin, and lemon pour into a coupe glass ruby red. “There's an old cocktail, the Black Hawk, which is a simpler version of this. I really wanted to make a fruity whiskey cocktail that would remain on the dry side. The pecan in the bourbon underscores the layers of stone fruit,” says cocktail consultant Eben Klemm.
Sazerac ($13)
Sazerac ($13)
A classic Sazerac by way of Sweden with a touch of caraway infused into the rye, which also gets cut with a bit of cognac. Eben explains, "since caraway is a natural with rye bread, why not update this most ancient of cocktails with a little caraway infusion into the rye whiskey? It lends it a nice spiciness.”
Ramos ($12)
Ramos ($12)
“This cocktail is a direct play on the famous New Orleans classic, the Ramos Gin Fizz," says Moses. The egg white lends this gin and soda-based drink a huge amount of body, with a thick cap of frothy sweet meringue floating on top.
Triple Caipirinha ($15)
Triple Caipirinha ($15)
A classic lime and Cachaça caipirinha gets updated with flavors of muddled cucumber, kumquat, and grapefruit. "Given the Asian influences on the food menu, I thought it would be nice to sneak in a few East-West fusion ingredients to make this drink more refreshing,” says Eben.
St. Claire ($15)
St. Claire ($15)
It's pink, but it's anything but girly. Made with house-made coconut vodka, allspice, falernum, cranberry compote, and lime, the St. Claire is deceptively strong. “This was about taking a simple, modern cocktail, coconut rum and cranberry, and elevating it with gourmet ingredients. The layers of island spice really augment the fresh coconut and cranberry,” says Eben.
Invigorator ($13)
Invigorator ($13)
Vodka, coffee liqueur from Danish producer Heering, Irish cream, and espresso come together in a sweet and creamy martini. “This cocktail packs a whole lot of caffeine energy with its ounce of espresso and coffee liqueur. Great for partying at Ginny's in the late night hours," explains Moses.