Drink This | The Vida Encantada

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The Drink: Jamie has created some amazing drinks over the years but this one is by far my favorite. He was looking for a cocktail that had tequila and these Mole bitters when he found one that surprised him that also included maraschino liquor. “I wasn’t crazy about it when I first made it so I made some changes – less maraschino, add agave and Angostura. For a while it wasn’t perfect but a good friend of mine suggested I add citrus. Once I added lemon, the drink was born. The Vida Encantada.”

Stir all ingredients in a glass with ice.
Strain in a rocks glass over a large cube – we used a Neat Ice Kit to create sexy clear ice.
Garnish with Luxardo cherries and a lemon peel on a pick.

The Glass: Rocks glass from Nashville’s Woodland Wine Merchant.

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  • Drink This | Left Hand Cocktail

    Takeover

    Jamie came to Atlanta a few weeks ago to join me in fulfilling our high school dreams with a Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind concert. We found ourselves with an open afternoon and figured there was only one way to successfully fill the time: Drink This Takeover! 

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    The Drink: We’re starting with a cocktail neither of us had ever had: the Left Hand Cocktail – found in The PDT Cocktail Book. We knew there was no way we wouldn’t love this drink. Bourbon, Campari, Sweet Vermouth and Mole bitters (which we are always looking for new ways to use). Sam Ross combined his favorite classics (and ours, too), Italy’s Negroni and America’s Manhattan, into one drink and named the result after Lefty, an Italian-American character from the movie Donnie Brasco.

    Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe.
    Garnish with 3 brandied cherries on a pick.

    The Glass: Coupe from The Boston Shaker.

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  • John Rich

    JohnRichPhotographed by Jess Marie (LadyFLASHBACK)

    We only had the pleasure of spending 1 evening around John Rich of Oakleaf & Acorn but the man left an impact. Mark and I enjoyed a dinner with him, his brother and Micah of The Old Try. He was the kind of guy who you wanted telling the stories around the table – and he told good ones. He talked a lot about his kids, not in a “please stop talking about your kids that I’ve never met” way, but in a way that we wanted to hear more. In a way that made you smile because you knew how good of a father he was, and that’s always a joy to be around. My heart is so heavy and I only met the man once. That says a damn lot.

    Micah has made this print in honor of John who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday. All of the profits will go to the Rich family who are in our prayers. If you’re the prayin’ kind, send some their way.

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  • The Meloys

    meloy004 Photographed in Atlanta, GA at Better Half
      
    Raised in:
    Him: Marietta, Georgia
    Her: Alajuela, Costa Rica
     
    Lives in:
    Atlanta, Georgia
     
    Current favorite item on the Better Half Menu:
    Him: How could I not say the pasta?!  I owe my whole life to this one single dish, which I made for Cristina on our first date.
    Her: Also the pasta.
     
    Describe the restaurant in one word:
    Him: Dynamic.
    Her: Life.
      
    Now would ya look at that:
    Zach and Cristina Meloy, the couple behind Atlanta’s Better Half and PushStart Kitchen supper club.
     

    On him…

    On her

    • “Just what fits a growing belly!”
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  • Jason

    Corn 150-2Photographed in Jonesborough, TN

    Raised in:
    Erwin, Tennessee

    Lives in:
    Charleston, South Carolina

    Favorite detail about your Southern wedding:
    My favorite detail about my southern wedding was my Bride, she was beautiful in her dress and her hair and makeup was awesome. She danced, we drank, and there were no regrets on not having enough fun. I also loved the way we could mix the everyday farm/barn materials with the elegant suit and formal dress without anyone questioning or thinking it was odd. Being able to “suit-up” and still sit on a bail of hay, sip moonshine from a Mason jar, and stand on the top of a beautiful hilltop over-looking the Appalachian mountains while getting married isn’t a themed wedding here, its just a Southern Wedding at its best.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Jason on his wedding day.

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  • USA! USA!

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    Some of us love soccer, and some of us even love women’s soccer. We are some of those people. The Women’s World Cup is underway and USA plays their first match v.s. Australia tonight at 7:30 EST. This Wellen USA hat will be in heavy rotation as we cheer for our team and you can get it in our Huckberry shop.

    It’d also be pretty perfect for your upcoming 4th of July celebration. I’m just sayin’…

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  • Tennessee Bound

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    Bound for:
    Johnson City, Tennessee

    Essential gear:
    Hudson Sutler Oahu Weekender Duffel.
    Their Commuter Duffel is now on our Huckberry shop for $85!

    Driving entertainment:

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