Olmsted 1912

TAP, Midtown, Atlanta GA

  • 1792 Bourbon
  • Blackberry Peppercorn Shrub
  • Lime Juice
  • Peach Liqueur
  • Blood Orange Bitter

In 1912, the Olmsted brothers (sons of Frederic Law Olmsted of Central Park New York fame) revealed their designs for Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s own in town city park. This cocktail features thyme as an ode to all gardens.

God's Little Acre

God’s Little Acre

H. Harper Station (closed as of April 1st, 2016), Reynoldstown, Atlanta, GA

  • 2 oz Booker’s Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Fernet Branca
  • 3/4 oz Sorghum Mix
  • 2 dashes Fee’s Whiskey Barrel-aged Bitters
  • Flamed Orange Peel

Stir over ice then pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Express the flamed orange peel.

Sorghum Mix:

Mix equal parts sorghum syrup with distilled water over medium heat and stir until mixed in thoroughly. Refrigerate after use.

A reference to the southern novel by Erskine Caldwell’s book, this cocktail is also known as The Bitter Southerner #1. Read more and see photos of Jerry Slater making this cocktail on the Bitter Southerner.

Photo courtesy of My Libatious Nature.

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Bufala Negra Cocktail

Bufala Negra

H. Harper Station (closed as of April 1st, 2016), Reynoldstown, Atlanta, GA

  • 1 1/2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • 4 fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Brown Sugar Cube
  • 1/2 oz Balsamic Syrup
  • 2 oz Ginger Beer

Muddle the basil leaves with the sugar cube and syrup. Add bourbon and shake with ice. Strain and top with ginger beer.

Balsamic Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of simple syrup (1:1)

Combine vinegar and simple syrup in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then quickly reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate in an air tight jar after use.

Featured in Imbibe and the New York Times, this cocktail put H. Harper Station on the map. See Jerry Slater make a Bufala Negra with Pamela Berger on Sweet Peach. Paige Rhodes from My Modern Cookery recommends trying Crabbies spiced orange ginger beer.

Photograph courtesy of My Modern Cookery

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