If you’re into mixology and craft cocktails, reside in Atlanta, and haven’t had the opportunity to try a cocktail at DRINKSHOP (located in the W Atlanta Downtown) then you really are missing out. In a world where your typical bar experience consists of being served PBR’s and cran and vodka’s by a bartender who’d rather be watching “Real Housewives Of Atlanta,” checking out DRINKSHOP really becomes quite the treat. And I did just that earlier this week as part of a private tasting where I sampled four different spring cocktails currently being served at the swanky bar. All four of the cocktails were created on the spot and with quite a lot of detail by Brian Boykin the bar manager over at the W Downtown. With the exception of the Billy Dee ($8), all of the drinks listed below sell for $10.
SteepleFlip – It only seems right to start off with my favorite and the SteepleFlip was just that. Just think of this cocktail as a creamier, richer version of the bourbon-based Mint Julep. Now this cocktail is made using egg white so try not to be too taken aback, but that added ingredient gives the SteepleFlip it’s creaminess and the froth on top. Oh and as a pretty cool added touch the drink features a block ice cube with a mint leaf frozen into it. It makes for quite the impressive garnish. […]