Alec Bales with Ticonderoga Club

Photo by Grapefruit Photo

Restaurant: Ticonderoga Club
Address: 99 Krog Street NE W
Neighborhood: Inman Park
Featured Mixologist: Alec Bales
Photography: Grapefruit Photo

Pinch of kosher salt
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
0.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
1.5 oz Tito’s Vodka                                                                                               1 oz Coca-Cola

Add ice to tin and shake, strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Top with 1 oz of Coca-Cola and pull through with a bar spoon, garnish with a peel of lemon expressed over the drink and discarded.

Photo by Grapefruit Photo

Inspiration: This drink is for Bobby Jones and all the East Lake legends. Woven into Atlanta’s history is the story of its oldest golf course and its biggest hometown brand Coca-Cola. I wanted to draw on these two things to make a drink that tastes as synonymous with The Tour at East Lake as a Julep is to the Kentucky Derby. Inspired by salted peanuts in a Coke bottle and fountain Cherry Coke. We have a mix of citrus, bitters, and Tito’s Vodka that’s tart and refreshing, best enjoyed ice cold.