Today I headed to Buckhead to meet with Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse bartender, Bryan Holmes. This Saturday, Bryan will be competing in Highball, the High Museum of Art’s first ever mixology competition. This Atlanta native, comes to the competition with 21 years of bartending under his belt. He started his road to mixologist, at Ippolittos, when someone didn’t show up for work and was asked to fill in. 21 years later Bryan is representing Davio’s in a most epic competition on February 18th.
During my visit Bryan made me The B & B, a cocktail he made on the fly when PR reps came into the restaurant requesting a cocktail for National Ice Tea Month. It was so good it was added to the menu. You can’t go wrong with whiskey, basil, blueberries, and ice tea! Delicious!!
Bryan’s Highball cocktail is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. You don’t want to miss it! Grab a ticket before they’re sold out!
Rapid Fire Q & A
What time did you get up this morning?
5am and then 8:30am.
What did you have for dinner last night?
Kale & Sausage Soup and a Sushimi Bowl
1st alcohol that touched your lips.
Describe your job in one word.
Name a historic person you would like to make a drink for.
Edgar Allen Poe
Popcorn or potato chips?
Coffee or Tea?
What’s your mixologist superpower?
Cocktail that represents Atlanta.
If you could bath in any liquid besides water, what would it be?
Farthest place you’ve traveled.
Last song stuck in your head.
Stand Up by Ludacris.
Mimosas or Bloody Mary
What color is your toothbrush?
Favorite menu item at Davio’s.
Best midnight snack.
Anything at Octopus Bar
5 words to describe yourself.
Indulgent, Generous, Athletic, Bashful, Witty
Advice for aspiring bartenders.
Ask if you don’t know. Put everything back in its place.
Where: Margaretta Taylor Lobby, High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
When: February 18, 2017, 7:30pm-11:00pm