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Templeton Rye Launch Party in Atlanta

Templeton Rye Launch Party in Atlanta

Sep 20, 2016

Red Phone Booth is kicking off its events in style with a Launch Party for Templeton Rye 6 year. Guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail, 2 oz pour of both the 4 year and the oldest Templeton Rye ever, the 6 year! Learn a little about the whiskey and taste light bites from the Red Phone Booth menu. There is also a very special surprise for all in attendance. Guests are limited, so please RSVP in advance. Cost is just $25 per person. RSVP at info@redphonebooth.com. Don’t miss the first big event at Red Phone Booth! The first of a multi-location franchise roll out, Red Phone Booth is a prohibition experience featuring an extensive classic craft cocktail and cigar program. Patrons will notice the finest attention to detail that provides for exceptional cocktails including 100% fresh squeezed juices such as blood orange, mango, and cranberry, hand chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, garnishes cut to order, a collection of some of the rarest liquors available and over a dozen tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents to help breath new depth. Small plates include fresh seafood, carpaccio, beef tenderloin, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts including a rotating selection of signature desserts. Showcasing the 1920s speakeasy theme, the venue features restored original brick floors, have a honey onyx bar, intimate fireplace, custom Italian leather couches, and hand-painted ceiling with back lighting. A private “mob-style” kitchen complete with poker and pool tables is available to rent for private events. Just like the former Prohibition in Buckhead, guests enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into a restored antique London red phone booth entryway. For additional information, please visit...

Craft Cocktails and Bites for Yachty Rock Thursday

Craft Cocktails and Bites for Yachty Rock Thursday

Nov 5, 2015

At this week’s Yachty Rock Thursday, guests can enjoy Craft Cocktails and Bites at the Spirits of the Americas & Spirits of Mexico Awards Announcement Party at Venkman’s, located at 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased here. Then a cash bar continues after 9pm.  Stick around Yachty DJs and live music by The CoDefendants beginning at 10pm. Spirits of the Americas and Spirits of Mexico presents an IWSC Group competition to celebrate excellence in distilling. The IWSC Group is the world leader in organizing wine and spirit competitions globally, including the illustrious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC). Spirits of the Americas and Spirits of Mexico were launched to celebrate the diversity and innovation of distilling across North, South and Central America and the Caribbean by recognizing product excellence across a broad range of categories. SOA is led by an illustrious panel of nationally and internationally-recognized wine and spirit experts and members of the trade who will evaluate and rank participating products....

Inaugural Andrews Moonshine Festival Set in Atlanta

Inaugural Andrews Moonshine Festival Set in Atlanta

Sep 19, 2014

Andrews Entertainment District will host the first Andrews Moonshine Festival on Saturday, October 18th. Buckhead’s first moonshine festival will feature a diverse selection of over 60 local and national moonshine varieties from apple pie to prohibition tea flavors as well as enlightening seminars, live music from the Gary Ray Trio and special guest appearances. VIP tickets are $60 and include early entry at 1pm while general admission is $30 with doors opening at 2pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Shepherd Center, a private, not-for-profit hospital devoted to the medical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury and disease, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular problems.“Providing guests with a true moonshine experience, we are thrilled not only to feature over 60 varieties and flavors of moonshine but also to host experts providing four informative and interactive seminars at one event,” said Andrews Entertainment District President Stephen de Haan. “The Andrews Moonshine Festival will feature everything there is to know about moonshine and so much more.” NASCAR Champion and Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott will make a special appearance showcasing his newly released White Lightening from his Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery. Additionally, the Dawsonville Moonshine Stock Car will be on display at the event. Wayne “Hill Billy” Nix from the Discovery’s hit show Moonshiners will be available for pictures. Four informative seminars with tastes and interaction with guests will be held throughout the day including The Moonshiner’s Journey – from Immigrant to Legitimate, Taste Craft American Whisky Like a Pro, Moonshine 101 History & Tales of a Moonshiner, and a Startup Whisky Distillery for the Entrepreneur. The seminars will be held by Billy Kaufman & Ricky Estes, founders of Short Mountain Distillery, Charlie Ball of Troy & Sons Distillery, Mark Allen owner/distiller of Lazy Guy Distillery, Eddie Varsalona of Blue Ridge Spirits and Randall Roberts, Georgia Ambassador of Piedmont Distillers. VIP ticket holders will also get to experience local craft beer from Monday Night Brewing and a Four Roses Bourbon tasting in Prohibition.   Located in the heart of Buckhead, Andrews Entertainment District is a world class destination with exceptional dining, entertainment, and nightlife scene. With diverse and distinct venues, conveniently located in over 30,000 square feet under one...

Pedro’s Purple People Eater Skinny Margarita

Pedro’s Purple People Eater Skinny Margarita

Sep 8, 2013

It has been a while since we have come across an original cocktail recipe to share with our readers.  Most cocktails are filled with calories.  The ‘Skinny Girl’ Margarita and diet drink lines seem to be all the rage. I know that most folks like icy drinks in the summertime but here in the south the fall is hot enough for frosty, deck and patio, delights. Here is a skinny version of the Purple People Eater made famous by our cocktail editorial staff, that is less than 150 calories per serving. Ingredients: 2 cups Crushed Ice 1 cup 901 Slver Tequila 1/2 cup Triple Sec 2 cups Ocean Spray Diet Blueberry Juice 2 table spoons of Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate (Lo-Cal) 1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lemon Directions: (Serves 4) Put all the ingredients in a blender in no particular order and blend the ice into slush. Pour in an extra large Margarita glass, salt the edge, and garnish with a Lemon Zest Peel Spiral. …and repeat…many times….with friends…and camp out for the next 24 hours. Surprisingly this drink is delicious and has less than 150 Calories… so two will keep you under your fall calorie goals. Enjoy responsibly and liberally and keep it skinny by saying no to the nachos!...

Charleston Culinary Tours Introduces a Mixology Tour

Charleston Culinary Tours Introduces a Mixology Tour

Jun 18, 2013

After recently adding an Upper King Street tour, Charleston Culinary Tours is pleased to bring a 1.5 hour Mixology Tour that introduces guests to some of Charleston’s best cocktail crafters. Each Mixology excursion stops at three watering holes where guests will meet the magicians behind the bars that are mixing the lowcountry’s most exciting, innovative and delicious drinks. Tour participants will have an opportunity to sample a specialty craft cocktail at each of the three stops after learning about the art of mixing cocktails and gaining insight into how Charleston’s mixologists are embracing traditional techniques while also taking ingredients from farm to tumbler. During walks between stops, a guide provides insight into Charleston’s cocktail culture, both past and present. Limited to 14 guests, advance mixology tour tickets are $40.00 per person and available at eTix. “We had been talking to our various restaurants participants about the Mixology Tour for awhile,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “It was just a natural fit to complement our culinary tours in a city full of great talent behind the bars.” Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history and food with unique historic tours that highlight the local cuisine. Held rain or shine, there are four tours that include Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, The Farmer’s Market and Mixology. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, you will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners,  chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations. For additional information about Charleston Culinary Tours,...

Peppermint Patty Martini – Lettuce Martini

Peppermint Patty Martini – Lettuce Martini

Dec 19, 2011

There is something about peppermint patties that get me in the mood for the holidays.  Here is an adult drinkable version for you to enjoy. Cheers! Peppermint Patty Martini 1 1/2 oz  Vodka 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps 1 oz White Creme de Cacao 1/2 oz Dark Creme de Cacao Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice.  Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a small candy...