An ongoing tour of local cocktails.
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
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