Sugar Factory’s King Kong Sundae. Image by Matt Harbicht, Food Network courtesy one 7 communication.

What’s better than drinks and dinner? How about the biggest, oldest, and most expensive New York City drinks and dinner? From cocktails the size of your head to warring myths surrounding classic cuisine staples, New York City has it all when it comes to the culinary world. So if you want to truly experience the city’s cuisine, why not seek out only the best, biggest, oldest, most expensive, or even the most aesthetic options? With that said, here are 10 foods and cocktails honored with citywide, or even national, superlatives, as well as the stories behind their claims to fame.

1. Biggest Cocktail: Dream Hotels’ Moscow Mule

If impractically oversized cocktails have ever quite literally taken lead roles in your dreams, you’re in luck. The dream is now a reality with Dream Hotels’ (pun intended) 10-pound Moscow Mule. Enjoy this classic cocktail in a copper mug as big as you head at both the PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown and PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown. The recipe is simple– just 164-ounces composed of 18 ounces of Belvedere vodka or Casamigos Blanco Tequila, a few ounces of lime juice, Owen’s all-natural mule mix, and garnishes of limes and mint to finish. 

Though the $185 price tag isn’t as dreamy as the drink, perhaps that just makes it an excuse to bring ten of your closet friends to help share in the experience with the added bonus of then being able to casually implement the buddy system while stumbling home.