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An ongoing tour of local cocktails.

  • Pimms in the Garden at the Crown and Goose Published 5/14/2014 at 12:22 p.m. 0 comments

    Fashion considerations aside, it’s a classy, refreshing, and unusual cocktail that might be described as a lemonade with multiple personalities or a Gin-n-Juice with tickets to Wimbledon.

  • The Opium Den at Armada Bar Published 4/3/2014 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments

    There are many interesting experiences to be had at this new Old City bar, but few can be as mind- and mouth-altering as the Opium Den.

  • Weiss Lightning at the Grill at Highlands Row Published 2/19/2014 at 10:12 a.m. 0 comments

    Admittedly, this cocktail isn’t for everyone; but if you love the dirty martini, have a fetish for dill, appreciate cucumber-infused vodkas, or drink like a Russian, this may be just the ticket.

  • Bloody Bakon Martini at Sunspot Published 1/8/2014 at 11:58 a.m. 0 comments

    The Bloody Mary is a practical drink by design; and what it lacks in elegance it often makes up for in condiments. It’s also a cocktail that gets an endless stream of updates—some unfortunate and few better than what the ...

  • Tender Tennessee Christmas Martini at Chop House Published 12/11/2013 at 11:24 a.m. 0 comments

    If you find yourself enraptured at the thought of a chocolate truffle with a dark, glossy shell that hides a center of creamy, lickable milk chocolate, then you’ll understand the seduction of this cocktail.

  • Ramos Gin Fizz at Shuck Raw Bar (Bearden) Published 11/13/2013 at 12:31 p.m. 0 comments

    You know you’re in for a good time when the barkeep whips out a rasp.

  • Chai Mar-tea-ni at Nama (Bearden) Published 10/16/2013 at 10:40 a.m. 0 comments

    This is the ideal local and seasonal cocktail owing to its orange hue and bright, optimistic disposition—it’s so refreshing that you’re almost certain that the sun will always shine.

  • Skinny Girl Strawberry Basil Splash at Seasons Bearden Published 9/11/2013 at 10:04 a.m. 0 comments

    While the concept of the lite cocktail may confound some critical minds, this libation, drawn from a menu of equally skinny options, is a colorful and engaging concoction.

  • The Simmons at Parkside Grill Published 8/7/2013 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments

    This nectar is a balm to the tequila lover whose taste buds have been too long abused by cloying lime-flavored goop.

  • Antebellum at Sapphire Published 7/10/2013 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    This drink features several components that define modern mixology—a top-quality spirit, a bitter element, and an herbal influence.

  • Blueberry Caipirinha at The Orangery Published 6/12/2013 at 10:14 a.m. 0 comments

    It’s rare that a garnish can so completely capture both the soul of a cocktail and the eye of the beholder as it does in this libation.

  • Napa Refresher at Fleming’s Published 5/8/2013 at 11:02 a.m. 0 comments

    Wow—this libation summons a happy face as soon as it hits the bar before you; the aroma of pineapple leaps from the glass and practically slaps you in the face with summery joy.

  • Roasted Apple Fashioned at Knox Mason Published 4/10/2013 at 11:35 a.m. 0 comments

    Apples. It’s all about the apples in this drink, which, naturally enough, taste like an apple—and a mighty fine one at that.

  • Barrel-Aged Negroni at The Public House Published 3/13/2013 at 2:47 p.m. 0 comments

    On cursory glance, this could be any old-fashioned cocktail, but this Public House specialty is a thoughtful and creative option for both aperitif and digestif consideration.

  • The Media Noche at drink. Published 2/13/2013 at 12:21 p.m. 0 comments

    Introducing our new monthly column providing a taste of local cocktails.

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