Mercedes O’Brien

MercedesPhotographed in Atlanta, GA

Raised in:
Army brat, so all over the U.S. I spent many years in Newnan, GA but consider Atlanta my home.

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

Favorite cocktail on your current menu:
Tikicillin: Chamomile Scotch, lemon, Thai Syrup, Ginger beer concentrate, Yellow Chartreuse, Laphroaig, coconut.

Last drink you ordered:
50/50 Gin martini, 2 olives.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Mercedes O’Brien, Cocktail Coordinator of Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow and Revival. She runs the cocktail program for Gunshow and consulted/built the menu for Revival. I snapped this while shooting the All-Girl Army: Atlanta’s Baddest Women Behind the Stick story for The Love List.

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  • Music Monday | Gallant

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    Gallant writes songs that I get hooked on and just loop over and over. First, it was “If It Hurts” and then it was “Manhattan” (same album). Up now, it’s the track below. Jamie tipped me off to Spotify’s Alternative R&B playlist and it’s been my most played collection of songs the last week. It’s full of stuff I’ve never heard and instantly loved – this being one of those. Y’all know by now – my love runs deep for Alt R&B. Really deep. So here’s something for y’all that I can’t get enough of right now. Brace yourself for that note he hits at 1:35…

    Stream: “Weight in Gold”

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    I’m pulling my weight in gold,
    Call me anxious, call me broke
    But I can’t lift this on my own…
    ____

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  • Jeff Banks

    JeffBanks 002Photographed in Atlanta, GA at The Luminary

    Raised in:
    Born in Loveland, Colorado, settled and raised in Woodstock, GA.

    Lives in:
    Roswell, Georgia

    Spirit you’re into the most right now:
    Working at The Luminary has been really opeing my interest in French Spirits. I was on a huge bourbon kick for the longest time but I have to say that now, I couldn’t love cognac more.

    Favorite cocktail on your current menu:
    It’s hard to say what cocktail its my favorite right now. It really depends on what mood I’m in. We put one on the menu recently called “Three Miles Out”. It’s a tiki inspiried drink that plays on the classic Hurricane. We use White rum, Dark rum, Yellow Chartreuse, Angostura Bitters, Cantalope Juice and Orange Juice. It’s extremely drinkable and not sweet. It’s a really well balanced drink.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Meet Jeff Banks, Bar Manager at The Luminary. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting a handful of his cocktails for various stories. Most recently, The Meghan Royale – a Rosè Slushy that’s easily one of the most refreshing and delicious cocktails I’ve ever had (recipe on Town & Country).

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  • Drink This | The Meghan Royale

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    You had me at “Rosè Slushy.” And then again at Aperol, lemon and more Rosè.

    The Meghan Royale – by Jeff Banks of The Luminary.

    Get the recipe on Town & Country.

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  • WILL POSÉ FOR ROSÉ

    MII_7737BDSPhotographed on Harbour Island, Bahamas

    Raised in:
    Spring, Texas

    Lives in:
    Jasper, Georgia

    Favorite meal from second visit to Harbour Island:
    The winner is our final evening’s dinner at The Landing. Avocado, beet & Stone crab (with coconut almond butter & sunflower sprout) and goat cheese ravioli (with poached shrimp, tea soaked raisins, burnt butter and pine nuts), washed down with a few glasses of rosé. Second place goes to the lobster quesadillas for lunch at Sip Sip paired with their delicious passion fruit Sauvignon Blanc sangria.

    Now would ya look at that:
    My bestie Tig snapped this of me on our way to the dinner mentioned above.

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  • Caleb Williams

    CalebWilliamsPhotographed by in Knoxville, TN by Cody Bennett

    Raised in:
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Lives in:
    Knoxville, Tennesee

    Last concert you attended:
    Needtobreathe and friends on the Tour de Compadres.

    Now would ya look at that:

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  • Music Monday | Go Soul

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    When Leon Bridge’s debut album Coming Home was released a few weeks ago it was all I could listen to. Once I was able to pull myself away I found myself craving more soul music which led to the creation of my Go Soul playlist. It’s still very much a work in progress, so feel free to comment any tracks you think should be added to it. This is a mix of mostly upbeat classics and new artists. Tip: I’m finding this the perfect cocktail hour and/or dinner party playlist.

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