Matt Watkins with The Deer and the Dove

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Photo by Grapefruit Photo

Restaurant: The Deer and the Dove
Address: 155 Sycamore St.
Neighborhood: Decatur
Featured Mixologist: Matt Watkins
Photography: Grapefruit Photo

1.5 oz. Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila
0.75 oz. Peach schnapps
0.75 oz. Drambuie (a scotch liqueur made with honey and Scottish spices in the Isle of Skye)
0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
3 oz. Topo Chico
Fresh mint
Lime

These ingredients are built in a highball glass then topped with around 3 oz. Of Topo Chico. The garnish is a locally-grown mint sprig in a dehydrated lime made to kind of mimic a flagstick on a green.

Photo by Grapefruit Photo

Inspiration: The cocktail is refreshing and flavorful – but not too sweet. It should be appropriate for a hot afternoon on the course. The peach liqueur is an ode to Georgia, home of the Tour Championship and birthplace/home of Bobby Jones. The Drambuie is an ode to Scotland, where Bobby Jones won both the Open Championship and British Amateur – garnering him the love of the Scottish fans and even the key to the town of St. Andrews, the home of golf.

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