Cocktails, Spirits, and Libations

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Cocktails, Spirits, and Libations

The name says it all!  The South has a rich cocktail history with drinks like the Old-Fashioned, Mint Juleps,  Sazerac and Chatham Artillery Punch  just to name a few.  This group will feature recipes, craft cocktails, the hottest bars, bartenders and brands.

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Stawberry Summer Sip

 

by Natalie Broulette

http://www.thesouthernc.com/forum/topics/strawberry-summer-sip-by-natalie-broulette

2 oz. strawberry puree

3 oz. St. Germain

4 oz. Brut Rosé

4 oz. club soda

To make strawberry puree, combine 5 medium strawberries, quartered, and 2 teaspoons water in a blender. Strain with a sieve to remove all the seeds. You should end up with around 2 oz. of puree after straining. Combine puree, St. Germain, sparkling rosé and club soda in a large glass and stir. Pour into champagne glasses and garnish with strawberry slices.  Makes two drinks.

 

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Oscar Party Cocktails

Started by Emily Laborde Hines Feb 28. 0 Replies

Nothing says The Oscars or Hollywood like a champagne cocktail. If I were throwing an Oscar Viewing Party this year, I'd be serving up one of these...…Continue

Tags: Recipes, Champagne, Cocktails, Movies, Oscars

Cinco de Mayo - Best Margaritas in the South

Started by whitney long Sep 26, 2012. 0 Replies

by Emily LaBordeCinco de Mayo is just around the corner!  It’s obviously not a traditional American holiday, but over the years it has grown in popularity, bringing together different types of people…Continue

Tags: margaritas, mayo, de, cinco

Tipsy Arnold Palmer

Started by whitney long Sep 26, 2012. 0 Replies

by Kate SpearsThe first time I traveled to Europe, I was a fresh-faced 18 year old who had just graduated from high school. Since it was legal for me to drink alcohol over there, I was excited about…Continue

Tags: Palmer, Arnold, Tipsy, Spears, Kate

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Comment by Sudy Vance Leavy on October 27, 2013 at 2:49pm

Just had to take a leap.Fron south Georgia to the British Isles. English, Scotch-Irish- heritage and roots of many Southern. Georgia of course named for George III and settled by English, Irish, Germans. So what's being touted in the British Isles? Some we favor and others I know not of. Great website to see how Brits identified their favorite cocktails-http://www.cocktail.uk.com/cocktails/top-ten/voted.asp

Great names and old favorites: Number 1-"God en Partners," rated a 5;Long Island Iced Tea, rated a 4.8 (pretty strong stuff) and number 3-"Last of the Architects," rated a 4.6. Recipes posted on the site, enjoy what's popular across the pond. And in honor of the return of Downton Abbey, on January 5, 2014, I'll make my drink a Cosmopolitan, favored by the United Kingdon for Fall.

Comment by Cheri Leavy on October 27, 2013 at 1:39pm

Love this piece on 'How to Choose Ice for Cocktails' this week in FOOD52.  After being at Patterson House in Nashville, every libation was perfectly outfitted with proper ice and glassware.  I am believer!

http://food52.com/blog/7488-ice-matters-how-to-choose-it-for-cocktails

Comment by Clair McLafferty on September 4, 2013 at 1:28pm

As a bartender in Birmingham, AL, I've become fascinated with classic cocktails and their histories. Each week, I'll be profiling a different drink. The local link is http://www.thesouthernc.com/profiles/blogs/introducing-cocktail-of-... and the full posts with the recipes are available here: http://clairmclafferty.com/category/cocktail-of-the-hour-2/! Y'all let me know what you think.

Comment by Cheri Leavy on May 17, 2013 at 9:47am

TGIF- Wish my 5:00 somewhere was The Patterson House in Nashville!

Check out this cool article from Esquire interviewing one of their bartenders, Miranda Poore, 32

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/patterson-house-bartender...

Comment by Sudy Vance Leavy on May 10, 2013 at 12:54pm
Intrigued by a mention of a shrub cocktail, I wanted to know more. So here's how to make your own shrub syrups: http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/06/cocktail-101-how-to-make-shru...
Great time to add this drink to your repertoire with all berries now available.
Comment by Cheri Leavy on December 5, 2012 at 12:32pm

Bourbon and Boots had a great post todayStocking a Holiday Bar: Southerner's Edition.

Holiday time means many things to different people, but in the South it’s all about the get togethers – planned or not. And one thing no self-respecting southerner should be caught without is a properly stocked bar. But where do you begin?

Comment by Cheri Leavy on October 31, 2012 at 1:50pm

Happy Halloween!  Here is a pumpkin cocktail from Garden and Gun.  Sounds delish!

Comment by Emily Laborde Hines on September 26, 2012 at 3:43pm

my new favorite cocktail: The Mercenary from Hot and Hot Fish Club!

 

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