The collaborative and creative process that inspires great drinks
What, exactly, is in a cocktail name? Bartenders can be both inspired to name their drinks, and flummoxed by the pressure of capturing its spirit. Names can either entice or detract guests from ordering, so the decision usually comes with considerable thought. I spoke with two barkeeps about their process.Read more
Cocktail guru Paul Calvert is a man on the move. He was recently named Beverage Director at Victory Sandwich Bar—the Inman Park location as well as the forthcoming Victory in Decatur. Calvert made waves with the Sound Table’s bar program and went on to spice things up at Pura Vida.Read more
Apparently, the judges at Taste of Atlanta’s 2nd annual Barcraft bartending competition Sunday concur with Atlanta magazine dining critic Bill Addison.
In his review of the Old Fourth Ward’s Sound Table in our October issue, Addison detailed the cool vibe between the dining and cocktails, noting “the close interplay between food and drink makes for a sexy tango.”Read more