Get To Know High Museum of Art Highball Competitor, Jonathan Turner {Grain Spirits + Food}

Photo provided by Jonathan Turner

On the road to the High Museum of Art‘s 1st mixology event, Highball, we meet Atlanta resident, Jonathan Turner. Before becoming the Beverage Director at Grain Spirits + Food, Jonathan worked as a photographer, a woodworker, as well as dabbling in the real estate industry. Five years ago he added bartender to his skillset.  He has worked at some of Atlanta’s well known establishments such as, 7 lamps, 1 Kept, and Tavernpointe. On February 18th, Jonathan will represent Grain with an amazing craft cocktail sure to be a crowd pleaser. Check out Jonathan’s rapid fire answers then head to the High Museum of Art and purchase ticket to the Highball so you don’t miss out!


Hapeville, Georgia
What time did you get up this morning?


What did you have for dinner last night?

Matag Burger

1st alcohol that touched your lips.

Gordon London Dry Gin

Describe your job in one word.


Describe your job in one cocktail.

Old Fashioned

Name a historic person you would like to make a drink for.

Jerry Thomas

What would you make?

Stuck in a Barrel

Popcorn or potato chips?

Potato Chips

What’s your mixologist superpower?

Ability to see everything.

Cocktail request that makes you roll your eyes.

Nothing really. I give the people what they want, and then something extra.

Bartender or mixologist?


Cocktail that represents Atl

Mosaic Tempo

Mimosas or Bloody Mary?

(Shows tattoo of mimosa on finger)

Cocktail snob or nah?


Favorite menu item at Grain

Cheeseburger Tacos

Best midnight snack.

Does Whiskey count?

Advice for aspiring  bartenders.

Shut up, keep your head down, and listen.


What:  Highball

Where:  Margaretta Taylor Lobby, High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

When:  February 18, 2017, 7:30pm-11:00pm


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