Juliet and Romeo

Violet Hour, Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

  • 2 oz Beefeater Gin
  • 3/4 oz Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 drops Rose Water
  • 3 drops Angostura Bitters
  • 3 slices Cucumber
  • 3 sprigs Mint
  • Tiny pinch of salt

Muddle cucumber, mint and pinch of salt. Add rest of ingredients. Let sit for 30 seconds (time allowing). Shake. Strain. Garnish with 1 floating mint leaf and 1 drop rose water on top of leaf, and 3 more drops of angostura on the surface of the drink.

Found at the Bradstreet Crafthouse in Minneapolis, the Patterson House in Nashville and the Rickhouse in San Francisco, this Violet Hour signature drink deserves to be in your house. An interesting article on the Toby Maloney and his influence on the cocktail culture across the country can be found on citypages.com.

Photo courtesy of Jen Chan. Read and see more pictures of the Violet Hour on her site, foodpr0n.com.

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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.

Zombie Apocalypse

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

  • 1/2 oz Denizen White Rum
  • 1/2 oz Flor de Caña 7-year Rum
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Hart 151
  • 1/2 oz Joven Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz 1840 Pierre Ferrand Cognac
  • 1/2 oz Marie Brizzard Apry
  • 1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1/2 oz Orgeat
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Float grenadine and let it float down, like blood.

Photo courtesy of Grub Street.

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