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The Secret To Delightful Cocktails

Through many a wasted shot of liquor in failed attempts at making cocktails, I stumbled upon a trick that often turns a so-so cocktail into a “This is delightful!” cocktail. The secret is fresh citrus peel. A simple twist of citrus peel adds essential oils and a burst of flavor onto the surface of the cocktail, enhancing its “nose” or […]

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Ice-Cube Tray from Back in the Day

As the temperature rises, I find my behavior changing in two distinct ways. First, I avoid being outside of air-conditioned buildings between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m., and second, I begin to add lots of ice to my bourbon. Being somewhat of an ice snob, I have various sizes and shapes of ice on hand to assist in […]

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The Best Drinks in Savannah

In our Savannah Summer in the South Guide, local fashion designer, stylist, and blogger Brooke Atwood told us where to sip a refreshing libation this summer—no matter what your drink of choice is. For a Good Cocktail hit up happy hour at The Jinx for the signature bloody mary garnished with string cheese, pickled okra, and a Slim Jim. For a […]

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SL Hot List: Texas T’s, Bourbon Sips, & True-ly Great Food

Your water cooler talk, updated. Here, the five Southern bits of news that are making waves this week. 

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Top 10: Southern Cocktails to Try Now

Forget the vodka-water and Natty Light, Southerners know how to appreciate a proper drink. Lucky for us, the South holds claim to some of the brightest minds in the industry. Dean of New Orleans mixology, and part founder of The Museum of the American Cocktail, Chris McMillian gave us a tip-of-the-‘berg run-down of 10 of the bartenders who are shaping […]

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Happy 1st Day of Summer!

It’s the first official day of summer! That means three full months of all the beach-loving, sun-soaking, waterhole dwelling you can take. To make sure you get the most out of your summer in the South, we have created the ultimate guide to the best cold treats, picnic spots, swimming holes, cool-weather clothes, and beachside hotels the South has to […]

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The Next Great Southern Food & Wine Festival

The Birmingham Originals took it to the next level with its 8th Annual Break ‘N Bread Food and Wine Event — not only in expanding to a bigger (and more urban) space and bringing in American Idol’s Taylor Hicks to perform, but also in public interest. The number of attendants doubled from about 1,000 last year to 2,000 people at this […]

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Omni’s New Drink Menu

I love a good hotel bar. When traveling for work, it’s nice when I can stroll down to the restaurant or on-site lounge and enjoy a well-crafted cocktail — no need to venture back out after a day on the streets. It’s like getting to unwind in your own home with a little added posh and service. So I’m thrilled […]

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New Tequila Bar in Midtown Atlanta

Escorpion bar chef Gilbert Marquez especializes in mixing in with Mezcal. When the sun sets at Escorpión, the veladoras’ (religious candles) glow set the mood.  To say that Riccardo Ullio’s (of Sotto Sotto and Fritti) newest food venture is a Mexican restaurant in Midtown would be a disservice. Putting this label on it might make you think you’re in for a taste […]

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