5 patio cocktails to drink all summer
The summer brings warmer weather for us to enjoy out on the patio, but it doesn’t necessarily place a cold drink right in our hand when it’s time to cool off. That’s why we’ve rounded up recipes of refreshing cocktails from our database and elsewhere to quench your thirst and tease your taste buds as you soak in the summer sun.
6 fancy cocktails you can make with Southern sodas
While a Jack & Coke is serviceable – maybe even a bit nostalgic – it’s definitely not the most complex or sophisticated of cocktails. So we reached out to a few Southern bartenders and beverage experts of various types, and got six contemporary soda cocktail recipes that fit the bill.
Old Fourth Distillery: Cane sugar spirits from Atlanta
Founded when a group of five guys -- childhood friends and business partners (two of whom are brothers,) -- stepped out of their comfortable jobs in technology and real estate to open Atlanta's first distillery since the early 1900s, Old Fourth Distillery has made a name for itself in the Southern spirits market. But what makes Old Fourth Distillery different?
Three South-inspired ways to make sangria
Although it has gained popularity in the United States, many craft-cocktail-minded bartenders steer clear of sangria. Don't fret -- a few Southern bar talents are working to elevate the drink and have shared a few sip-worthy recipes you can make tonight.
The best thing to come out of Atlanta's snowpocalypse: 18.21 Bitters
The name of the cocktail mixer company came from the two constitutional amendments — the 18th and 21st — that enacted, then later repealed, America's federal Prohibition on alcohol. But this era of U.S. history is just part of the story of how 18.21 Bitters came to exist.
'Licensed bootleggers': Atlanta's American Spirit Works plans for growth while staying grounded in tradition
Justin Manglitz may have two giant copper stills made by Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Louisville, Kentucky, to work with at Atlanta-based ASW Distillery, but the “Head Distiller & Lead Fiddler” did not learn to make whiskey by simply pushing buttons on big, shiny machines.
Our favorite Southern stouts
With the famously thirsty day of Irish celebration rapidly approaching, the mind naturally turns to beer. Whether you’re the type to reach for a green-stained Budweiser or recoil at the thought, this is the perfect opportunity to honor a more authentically Irish way of drinking — St. Patrick’s Day is the time to embrace the stout.