5 Cocktails To Celebrate Repeal Day

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition and reestablishing the right to legally enjoy a cocktail. Now that’s something to celebrate! If you’re looking for place to raise your glass to Repeal Day, visit one of the below Atlanta restaurants and they’ll be more than happy to make one for you! Grab the recipe to enjoy these featured cocktails at home and continue the celebration all month long! Happy sipping!

Photo Courtesy of Atlas

Atlas’ Winter Warmer

1oz mezcal

.75 Captain Morgan

.25 Grand Marnier

.75 lemon

.25 vanilla syrup

.25 Cocchi Torino Vermouth

.25 spiced apple shrub

Directions: Mix ingredients and place in glass. Top with hot water and garnish with orange wheel and star anise. 

Atlas

88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW

Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 600-6471

Photo Courtesy of STK Atlanta

STK Peppermint Prosecco 

5oz Prosecco

1oz peppermint liquor

1 Chocolate Bar

3 Candy Canes

Directions:Rim champagne flute with melted chocolate. Finish rim with crushed candy cane. Garnish with mini candy cane.

1075 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 793-0144

Photos Courtesy of Mia Yakel

Dantanna’s Espresso Old Fashioned

1 1/2 ounces Knob Rye

1 shot of espresso

1/4 ounce simple syrup

2 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes chocolate bitters

Garnish with orange twist

Directions:Combine Knob Rye, espresso, simple syrup, orange bitters and chocolate bitters in a mixing glass. Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass over one large ice cube, or cubed ice. Garnish the cocktail with an orange twist.

3400 Around Lenox Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 760-8873
Photo Courtesy of Tomas Espinoza

Park Tavern’s Salted Caramel

1 oz Svedka Vanilla

1/2 oz Whisper Creek

6 oz Coffee

A dollop of Whipped Cream

A Caramel Drizzle

Sprinkled with a pinch of Sea Salt

Directions: Combine Svedka Vodka, Whisper Creek, coffee and ice into a shaker tin and mix. Strain into a glass and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Drizzle caramel over the whipped cream and sprinkle with a pinch of Sea Salt.

Park Tavern

500 10th St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 249-0001

Photo Courtesy of City Winery

City Winery’s Mullin’ It Over

1 bottle of dry red wine

1 orange, zested

8 dried cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

4 dried star anise

4 Tbsp honey

4 oz. brandy

Directions: Add all ingredients to stockpot and heat over low. Be careful not to boil. Continue simmering for at least 30 minutes. Strain and serve garnished with an orange slice and cinnamon stick. This recipe works great in a crock pot.

City Winery

Ponce City Market

650 North Ave NE

Suite #201

Atlanta, GA 30308

(404) 946-3791

National Margarita Day- 5 Places to Enjoy a Margarita in Atlanta

National Margarita Day was a delicious success! Five margaritas from five different Atlanta hot spots! I shared this boozy adventure with cocktail blogger and all-around awesome person, Amber of Sippin in the ATL. Check out where we went!

1. Bartaco

The first stop on this most awesome day was to bartaco. They were certainly bringing the business with the release of 5 new margaritas. Kicking off the campaign, was their chai-chichi-rita. So good! Definitely in my books as a top rated margarita. This one is only available till February 28th. But there are many more to follow! Check their Instagram page for the latest margarita releases! While you’re there order yourself a the secret taco. It’s amazing!!

2. Highland Cigar

Next up, he headed a few doors down to Highland Cigar for their Margarita Day featured cocktail, the Blackberry Margarita. Perfection! I loved everything about it.

3. Tin Lizzy’s

Next, we hopped in a Uber and headed to Midtown where Tin Lizzy’s were pouring up margaritas for $2.25!! Can’t beat that! To top it off they were quite tasty! Winning!

4. 5 Church

Just a short walk from Tin Lizzy’s and we were at 5 Church sipping another amazing margarita. $5 bucks for a proper margarita! Sign me up!

5. No Mas Cantina

Lastly, we ended our major margarita adventure at No Mas Cantina. We met up with a couple friends and closed the day with a gigantic margarita…..for sharing of course.

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Traveller Bar is coming to Saltwood! March 6 – April 1

 

Starting today , Atlanta will have the opportunity to experience a rare piece of cocktail history with a special pop-up bar from Loews Hotels.  The Traveller Bar will be reassembled in the lobby, offering guests a library of nearly 50 rare and vintage cocktail books, including a first-edition of the oldest cocktail recipe book ever written. Guests will be able to browse the library digitally while enjoying their choice from a menu of eight classic cocktails.

The Traveller Bar will be featured in the lobby of Loews Atlanta Hotel from March 6 until April 1 between the hours of 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Traveller Bar Classic Cocktail: Gin Fix 

This month, stop by Loews Atlanta for a Gin Fix, one of eight classic cocktails featured on the Traveller Bar menu in March!

Gin Fix
2 oz. The Botanist Gin

.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.75 oz Simple Syrup

3 Raspberries

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Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into rocks glass and pack with crushed ice. Garnish with raspberries.
Loews Hotel

1065 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

Get To Know High Museum of Art Highball Competitor, Greta Buccellato {5Church Atlanta}

Photo Credit: Gannon

Thursday, I traveled down to Midtown to meet another competitor in the High Museum of Art’s mixology competition, Highball. Greta Buccellato will be representing 5Church Atlanta as she presents a delicious cocktail inspired by the beauty of lavender. As I arrived to the restaurant, I stepped through the doors and was instantly in awe at how amazing it was. There was writing all over the ceiling. I didn’t know what it said, but it seemed pretty intense. Later I was informed that over the course of 3 months an artist very patiently wrote the entire Art of War book on the ceiling. Wow! With such a dramatic atmosphere, you can’t help be inspired in some way.

When Greta arrived, I instantly felt like I had met her before. The previous week was extremely busy for me. I had attend two other competitions last week, one of which was one she had participated in. I had actual took her picture that night with her beautiful cocktail. With that I was excited to start the interview. 

Marietta, Georgia native, Greta Buccellato, started bartending 9 years ago drawn to the life of money, alcohol, and a nonstop party. She started her career in dive bars around town, constantly fine tuning her skills, leading to her current home at 5Church. When she’s not mixing craft cocktails at 5Church, you can find her “in the kitchen, f@$king around with herbs and syrups” making soaps for online store, Southern Pandemonium. This mixologist never stops creating! Snag a ticket to Highball to get a taste of her latest creation! 

Rapid Fire Q&A

What time did you get up this morning?

4:30 AM
What did you have for dinner last night?

Baked chicken.
1st alcohol that touched your lips.

Zika

Name a cocktail you make for someone you want to impress someone 

Old Fashioned

Describe your job in one word.

Creative 

Describe your job in one cocktail.

A Straight Shot

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

Charlie Chapman

What would you make?

Atl Alchemist

Popcorn or potato chips?

Potato Chips

If you could drink one cocktail every day for the rest of your life what would it be?

Shots of gin.

What’s your mixologist superpower?

Element of surprise 

Ginger ale or ginger beer?

Ginger beer

Mimosas or Bloody Mary?

Mimosas 

If you were a flavor of ice cream, what would you be?

Butter Pecan 

Favorite menu item at 5 Church.

Charred Octopus 

Best midnight snack.

Chili Cheese Dog

Disney Princess you would like to make a drink for?

Rapunzel

5 words to describe yourself.

Quiet,Creative, Impathetic, Awkward, Giver

Advice for aspiring bartenders.

YouTube! Watch YouTube tutorials.  And find a mentor.


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
Tickets: http://www.high.org

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!

Hometown?

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

6AM



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.

Composer



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?

Bartender



Cocktail that represents Atl

Mosaic Tempo



Mimosas or Bloody Mary?

(Shows tattoo of mimosa on finger)



Cocktail snob or nah?

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.

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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

Tickets:  www.high.org

#AtlPhotoFoodieChallenge | Midtown | Foxtrot Liquor Bar

House Made Pierogies (Collard Greens, Mashed Potato, Ham Hock Broth, Black-Eyed Pea Salad, Pickled Veggies)

 

Day 3 of the #AtlFoodiePhotoChallenge asked to featured something delicious from Midtown Atlanta. The first place that popped in my mind was Foxtrot Liquor Bar.?This very snazzy establishment in the heart of Midtown not only has beautifully crafted cocktails, but their food is amazing as well. I was totally blown away by the House Made Perogies. Proving that it’s not impossible to get comfort food at a bar. Led by Chef Tyler this spot serving up some pretty amazing bites. On a recent visit I was delighted with several items off the menu. Plates are designed for sharing, so bring your homies!

Smoked Chile Aioli, Charred Pepper Pimiento Cheese Fritters
BBQ Duck Confit Egg Rolls

As mentioned above, Foxtrot is the the perfect place to sit down and have a fab classic or crafted cocktail. The bar also has an extensive bourbon, scotch, and wine list for all of your sipping pleasures.

 

 

Foxtrot has you covered with awesome bites and stellar sip. They got you on views as well. Upon entering you are immediately sent into awe. With hardwood floors and plaid ceilings, the vibe is just oh so very inviting. Make Foxtrot Liquor Bar your destination this weekend!

 

 

Foxtror Liquor Bar

45 13th St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 856-4266

Twelve Eighty Fall Menu Preview

Last week, Sage and I headed to Twelve Eighty once again to meet up with members of the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society. This time, to try items from their new menu as well as to meet their new Chef de Cuisine, Andreas Z. Georgakopoulos. On our last visit, we previewed their delicious spring menu. If you haven’t made it Twelve Eighty by now, this menu is definitely worth the visit. Each dish was carefully seasoned and prepared with the customer in mind. 

We started the preview with a Roasted Beet Panzanella Salad. The salad consisted of red & golden beets, brioche toast, crushed Burrata , sweet onion, baby arugula, caper berry, and lemon thyme. I absolutely loved this salad! Every part of it! Even the beets! I have not a major fan of beets, but I’m getting there. The Burrata was amazing.


Next up was the Ahi Poke Tuna. It was presented Hawaiian style with Advocado, Teriyaki and Crispy Wontons. It was very tasty. 


Then out came the “Orchestrated” Fried Green Tomato Napolean. Yesss! First, let’s just start with the presentation. Beautiful! It was deliciously stacked with Seared Old Bay Shrimp and perfectly breaded fried green tomatoes. Then topped with Goat Cheese crumble and spicy pickled remoulade.  Oh yeah! I can’t wait to go back for this! It was simply delicious.


Next, we had the Pastrami Spring Rolls. These rolls were stuffed with house-cured pastrami, Swiss cheese, oyster mushrooms, and pickled red cabbage claw. Really nice flavors.

Next up! Grilled Chicken Paillard with Sautéed Quinoa Pikaf with Seared Brussel Sprouts, Baby Carrots, Shaved Asparagus, Grape Tomato, and Caper Piccata. I loved the combination of the flavors. A really great dish.


We also tried some of their crafted cocktails available at their full bar. They were all tasty. I recommend all of them. My favorite was the Twelve Eighty Cocktail. It was made with Old Fourth Ward Vodka, St. Germaine, Aperol, Lemon, Orange Bitters, and a splash of Soda. It’s an all-around great cocktail. 


Now for dessert!! Their pastry chef, Chef Derrell Lawery, is so awesome! The desserts were so scrumptious. My favorite was the Warm Butter Pecan Rum Cake. Yummy!! It was topped with some fresh whipped cream to make it even more delicious. Just look at it!! 


As you can see, the menu preview was amazing. As always the staff was more than accommodating. Be sure to visit Twelve Eighty on your next night on the town.

Twelve Eighty
Woodruff Arts Center 
1280 Peachtree Street NE 
Atlanta, GA 30309 
(404) 733 4200 

*I received this dinner complimentary. All thoughts and opinions are my own.