Tag Archives: Cocktails

10 ‘evergreen’ cocktails from Atlanta bars to spruce up winter drinking

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Queen of the Alps cocktail — cognac, lime, yellow chartreuse, Zirbenz — from C. Ellet’s. / Photo by Henri Hollis

The holiday season seems to transform our daily lives into brief winter wonderlands that abruptly get packed away. Now that decorated trees are down, bartenders are “sprucing” up libations with spirits, tinctures and herbs for sips that add depth and breadth to cold winter. These are our picks for cocktails that have the earthy punch of the woods.

New Tokyo

Miles Macquarrie’s riff on a Penicillin shakes together blended and peaty Scotch along with ginger, yuzu and lime juice. Pine ...

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New whiskey gives taste of Atlanta distillery’s evolution

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

ASW’s Ameireaganach/Photo credit: ASW Distillery

 

Editor’s Note: This week, Angela Hansberger joins The Atlanta Journal-Constitution team of contributing food and dining writers. Hansberger will cover the Atlanta bar scene, and focus on developments in the world of spirits and cocktails. A freelance writer based in Atlanta, Hansberger has written about food, drink and culture for a variety of national and local publications, including Creative Loafing, Audubon Magazine, Tales of the Cocktail, Simply Buckhead Magazine, 17 South, Eater and Table8.

The labels on ASW Distillery’s whiskey bottles depict a bit of the team’s entrepreneurial spirit. But none tells the tale quite ...

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Cocktails will be $2.18 all day New Year’s Eve at this chain eatery

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cocktails will be $2.18 all day New Year’s Eve at Bahama Breeze. Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.You don’t have to blow your budget to have a good time on New Year’s Eve.

Bahama Breeze, a casual eatery that serves Caribbean-style food and drinks, will offer its Legendary Island cocktails for $2.18 all day on New Year’s Eve (regular cocktail prices are $6.99 – $7.99). Options will include Painkiller, a mix of Pusser’s dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice plus ground nutmeg; Goombay Smash, a blend of Cruzan coconut, Spiced and Bacardi Black rums mixed with ...

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S.O.S Tiki Bar’s cocktails go “full-on tacky Christmas”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The over-the-top “Christmas Morning” cocktail at S.O.S Tiki BarPhotograph by Caleb Wheelus. With the wild success of last year’s Miracle on Monroe pop-up holiday bar, which is back for a second year with a second location to boot, it’s no surprise other Atlanta cocktail bars are getting into the Christmas game. Not letting Midtown and Buckhead have all the fun, Decatur fan favorite S.O.S Tiki Bar has been hosting its “Tiki Holiday” all month long. “Tiki and Christmas kind of go hand in hand, so it’s a very like fun, Christmas-in-July kind of thing,” says owner Caleb Wheelus. “We decided ...

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9 metro Atlanta bars serving up hot cocktails this season

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

From the classic hot toddy to mulled wine to wassail, here are nine Atlanta bars doling out warm cups of good cheer this season.

Hot Buttered Rum from S.O.S. Tiki Bar / Photo by Natasha Adams

Hot buttered rum

This warm drink dates back to the 18th-century and incorporates rum, hot water or hot cider, and a pat of butter or butter batter comprised of baking spices. While it leans on the richer side, if made properly, this warm cocktail can be surprisingly light on the palate as well as soothing. Sip the classic made with spiced rum, unsalted butter, ...

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An Atlanta drinker’s guide to the holidays: Where and what to drink

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

It’s cold out there, but there are plenty of ways to warm up with a drink this season.

The hot milk punch Bad Santa at the Miracle pop-up mixes with overproof rum with Batavia Arrack. Photo: Rachel Harrison

Where to get into the holiday spirit

Meet legendary bartender Jim Meehan and try drinks from his new book

Celebrate the season at two Christmas-themed Miracle bars

Curl up by the fire with a drink at Yebo Ski Haus

 

An Atlanta drinker’s guide to the holidays: Where and what to drink

Cocktails to make

Raise a cup of cheer with these 3 holiday cocktail recipes

Make these 8 low-calorie holiday cocktails that serve ...

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Tinsel, a Christmas-Themed Cocktail Bar, Is Popping Up in Midtown Village

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We all know that the holidays are for drinking — which must be why we’re seeing so many Christmas-themed cocktail pop-ups in the city this […]

The post Tinsel, a Christmas-Themed Cocktail Bar, Is Popping Up in Midtown Village appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.

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Martini and Movie Night at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Few things complement a classic film better than a strong drink. And the Bryn Mawr Film Institute agrees: they’re hosting a special screening of After […]

The post Martini and Movie Night at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.

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11 Seasonal Holiday Bars to Warm You Up This Winter

Source: Grub Street NY

For more picks of the season — from where to eat to what to give your favorite home cook — check out New York‘s Holiday Guide.

Sleyenda at Leyenda; 221 Smith St., nr. Butler St., Carroll Gardens; 347-987-3260
Superstar bartender Ivy Mix knows that to make the season merry, just add …

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At the Aviary’s New York Hotel-Lobby Outpost, the Magic Is Confined to the Glass

Source: Grub Street NY

“Don’t worry, most people abandon it halfway through,” the impeccably mannered waitperson said with a practiced little bow. My guests and I were peering at Grant Achatz’s towering “Giant Crispy Pork Skin,” a creation that, like the Redwoods or the Taj Mahal, still manages to look impressive in real life, …

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East Passyunk’s ITV Is Now a Christmas-Themed Cocktail Bar

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Nick Elmi’s ITV is joining bars across the globe to spread a little holiday cheer, one drink at a time. “Miracle In the Valley” is […]

The post East Passyunk’s ITV Is Now a Christmas-Themed Cocktail Bar appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.

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Raise a cup of good cheer: 3 holiday cocktail recipes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mulled wine is a centuries-old drink made with red wine and brandy. Photo: Beth McKibben

Raising a glass of cheer with guests during the holidays doesn’t have to mean being stuck behind the bar. These three simple, make-ahead cocktails will keep holiday guests satisfied and hosts free to mix and mingle all night long.

Mulled wine
The centuries-old drink is akin to the traditional cider or ale-based wassails of old England with roots dating back to second century Rome. This warm cocktail is batched and contains a comforting blend of dry red wine and brandy mixed with a variety of ...

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Why Is There Cheese In My Cocktail?

Source: Washingtonian Food

Nocturne, the cocktail bar beneath a doughnut shop in Shaw, uses all kinds of Portlandia-esque ingredients in its drinks: sunflower seeds, duck fat, cactus, and butternut squash. One of the creations is literally a bowl of Asian noodle soup with Scotch. And then there are the cheese cocktails. Sure, dairy and booze isn’t totally novel (think White Russians […]

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Atlanta’s favorite over-the-top holiday bar, Miracle, is back and even bigger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

GimletPhoto by Melissa Hom Bad SantaPhoto by Melissa Hom Need a little “Ho-Ho-Ho” in your life? Big Citizen’s Eric Simpkins and Darren Carr, the team behind the Lawrence and Bon Ton, are bringing the New York City-based holiday pop-up Miracle to Atlanta for the second year. Held November 24 through December 24, Miracle is a cocktail bar with over-the-top holiday decorations, holiday-themed drinks, and small plates. “There are certain holidays like Halloween and Christmas when there’s not much for adults without children,” Simpkins says. “Miracle was created for adults to enjoy the holidays.” In 2016, the original Atlanta location Miracle ...

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America’s Most Revered Sushi Chef Opens a New Spot Dedicated to Cocktails and Robata Specialties

Source: Grub Street NY

In the United States, Masayoshi “Masa” Takayama is sushi — or at least really expensive sushi. Before Jiro Dreams of Sushi, it was Masa wants to charge you a fortunate for that exquisite tuna. Over his 37-year career in this country, first in Los Angeles and then in New York, …

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First Look: Italian restaurant Allora debuts at Twelve Hotel Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Allora Carbonara Pizza with Pancetta, Cracked Pepper, Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, and a Farm Egg. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Among the current wave of Italian restaurants popping up around Atlanta, Allora is the newest concept from Concentrics Restaurants, the group behind One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, Tap and Parish.

Located inside Twelve Hotel Midtown at Atlantic Station, it replaces another Concentrics restaurant, Lobby Bar and Bistro, and moves executive chef Chris Maher, most recently the co-executive chef at One Midtown Kitchen, to a new starring role.

The remodeled space updates the dramatic circular bar, a leftover from Lobby, ...

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There’ll be two spots for you to drink out of Santa’s head in Atlanta this year

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The hot milk punch Bad Santa at the Miracle pop-up mixes with overproof rum with Batavia Arrack. Photo: Rachel Harrison

Cocktail and Christmas lovers will get an extra gift this year.

Pop-up Christmas-themed cocktail bar Miracle — which debuted in Atlanta as Miracle on Monroe in the Midtown Promenade the day after Thanksgiving last year  — is returning, this time with a second location.

Miracle on Monroe will once again pop up in the Tapa Tapa space at 931 Monroe Dr. NE, Suite C-106, while the new Miracle 2 will be located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta at 262 Buckhead ...

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Check out a 38-foot gin garnisher this weekend in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hendricks Gin Garnisher / Contributed photo

An enormous machine has made its way to Atlanta with designs on dressing up your cocktail.

The Hendrick’s Gin Grand Garnisher, a 38-foot cocktail garnishing device, is on tour and has several planned stops in metro Atlanta started today. The semi-automated machine, which can slice cucumbers while cruising at road speeds of up to 25 mph, is powered with a hybrid combination of a large diesel motor and a “well-dressed gentleman pedaling a large-wheeled bicycle,” according to the Hendrick’s website.

The Garnisher started its journey on June 14th — National Cucumber Day — from ...

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Are these Atlanta’s best martinis?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Photo credit: Watershed on Peachtree

Ask any martini drinker how they take the cocktail and they’ll rattle off their version without hesitation. It could be vodka, slightly dirty with an olive or gin, dry, straight up with a twist or anything in between. The martini’s proportions and base spirit (vodka or gin) are regularly debated. Should it contain vermouth, and, if so, how much? Are bitters necessary? How dirty is too dirty? One could even argue the martini is simply a state of mind.

We spoke with a handful of Atlanta bartenders and avid martini sippers to get their thoughts ...

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This daiquiri will surprise you, then transport you to Ethiopia and Brazil

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Hapi Cocktail contains cachaça, rainwater Madeira and green collard shrub. Photo courtesy of The Consulate.

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK: Hapi Cocktail at The Consulate in Midtown

A well-made daiquiri is a beautiful thing. And, that’s just what I got during a recent visit to the bar at The Consulate. But this was no ordinary daiquiri. This was a masterful riff on the classic using the rum-like Brazilian spirit cachaça, rainwater Madeira and collard green shrub made by Mr. Mike Jones, the restaurant’s gallant, and quite dapper, beverage director.

The travel-inspired themes of the food and beverage menus ...

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First Look: Miami’s Bulla Gastrobar brings tapas to Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bulla Paella with Valencia style rice, seafood, red sofrito, and saffron. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Bulla Gastrobar opened its first Atlanta location in late September in the 12th & Midtown mixed-use development in Midtown, serving dinner nightly and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Touting a “fun communal atmosphere, imaginative cocktail program and contemporary takes on traditional Spanish tapas,” the menu features signature small plates and larger entrees meant for sharing.

Bulla (pronounced “boo-ya”) is owned by Centurion Restaurant Group, which operates four Florida locations, in Coral Gables, Doral, Winter Park and Tampa.

Managing partner Tony Ramirez, a Miami native who ...

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8 Pumpkin Cocktails That Put Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Shame

Source: Washingtonian Food

Fall means it’s time for pumpkin everything. This year in particular, food-product manufacturers haven’t held back: pumpkin pie M&M’s, pumpkin spice Life Cereal, and even a bottled version of the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte—which got its start in DC—have all hit shelves in the past few weeks. Thankfully for drinkers, DC bartenders are proving there’s more […]

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10 Halloween parties that go beyond the bar crawls and costume contests

Halloween is around the corner, which means weekends full of bar crawls and costume contests. After awhile, though, both prospects sound as exciting as a party packed with people dressed as David S. Pumpkins. There’s far more seasonal fun out there: Here are 10 Halloween events that actually sound like something worth going to. Espookio […]