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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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Trend watch: what’s next for Atlanta’s cocktail scene

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rum continues to rise in popularity with classics like the Hemingway Daiquiri. Photo: Veronica Rodriguez

Last month marked the 15th anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. The yearly, week-long booze conference is attended by 15,000 bartenders, beverage professionals and journalists from around the world. Each July, the booze industry descends upon the Crescent City to partake in over 300 educational seminars, tasting events and parties. The AJC Bar Scene hit Tales again this year in search of the next big cocktail and spirits trends Atlanta may find at its bars over the coming months.

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Where to drink frozen cocktails in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The rosé-based frosé is the frozen cocktail of the summer./Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates/Drift Fish House.

There may be few things better than sipping a cool drink on a shady patio as Atlanta heads into the dog days of summer. Bartenders around the country have been breaking out the blender this season in favor of boozy slushies and frozen drinks. No, not those sugar-laden, store-bought mixers topped off with cheap booze and blended within an inch of their lives. (Re)consider the frozen cocktail at one of these six metro Atlanta bars who’ve given the maligned drink a much-needed update ...

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Atlanta bartenders shake and stir for charity in all-female cocktail competition

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Speed Rack, the acclaimed all-female bartending competition, is coming to Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Speed Rack

Atlanta’s best bartenders are about to show up and show off in two cocktail competitions for charity this month. You get to cheer them on while sipping the fruits of their labors.

Speed Rack Southeast Regionals, Feb. 12, 3 p.m., $25
Sorry gentlemen, this competition is all about the ladies. For the first time in the event’s six-year history, Atlanta will play host to 23 of the region’s top female bartenders for Speed Rack’s southeast regional finals on Sunday, February 12. Ten of those ...

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Make merry with punch at these 5 Atlanta bars

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Peach Zinger punch with prosecco and peach schnapps at Lure. Photo courtesy of Lure.

“You may talk of brisk Claret, sing Praises of Sherry, Speak well of old Hock, Mum, Cider and Perry; But you must drink Punch if you mean to be Merry.” – Songs of the Vine with a Medley for Maltworms

Drinking songs like the above have long been sung gathered around the flowing bowl to celebrate and eventually succumb to the heady charms of punch. These songs are a foreshadowing of what’s to come for those unaware of its gracious deceptiveness. For others, the songs are ...

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Make a rum run for these 5 cocktails at Atlanta bars

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

No Shrubs from S.O.S. Tiki Bar contains dark rum, cognac, the sweet tang of mango shrub, pineapple, lime juice and a little fizz from tonic water. / Photo: Isadora Pennington.

Rum is popping up all over Atlanta cocktail menus. While most people associate it with cloyingly sweet tropical drinks and frozen concoctions, long before its neon-infused, party girl image, rum was the star in many classic cocktails due to its versatility and fair play with other spirits. Atlanta’s bartenders have taken a shine to the spirit that bolstered colonial America’s economy – and we’re all the better for it. From tiki ...

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