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In the Drink

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:41

Photography by Izzy Hudgins

We’re on a mission to discover Savannah’s signature cocktail—and we need your help.

Local mix masters (see Where and When to Taste below) will serve tasting flights of our four finalists—all selected from submissions by Savannah magazine readers.  Each flight will come with a score and commend card that you’ll fill out and leave with your bartender.  The results will be announced in Savannah magazine’s September/October issue.

When you hit the bars, let us know!  Take a picture, tell us which drink was your favorite, and share it with us on Twitter or Instagram. #Savsignaturecocktail #SavMagCocktailQuest  You may find yourself in the next issue of Savannah magazine—and win a bottle of Savannah Bourbon’s premium Savannah 88.

Where and When to Taste » B. Tillman Restaurant and Bar at Byrd (beginning July 7)

5 p.m.-Close, Wednesday-Saturday; 12:30-3: p.m., Sunday Brunch, 6700 Waters Ave., 721-1564

Local 11 Ten and Perch

6-10 p.m., Sunday-Wednesday, 1110 Bull St., 790-9000

The Public

6-10 p.m., Sunday-Wednesday, 1 W. Liberty, 200-4045

Soho South

6-10 p.m., Sunday-Wednesday, 12 W. Liberty, 233-1633

Tybee Island Social Club

11:30-Close, Monday-Thursday, 1311 Butler Ave., Tybee Island, 472-4044

The Contenders

Meet the final four.  (With these recipes, you may just want to host a tasting party of your own!  CLICK the Cocktail Quest Scorecard to download it NOW.)

Johnny’s Ginger Julep

A spicy ode to our huckleberry friend.

  • 0.5 ounce of Peach Schnapps or a teaspoon of peach shrub (an infusion of fruit, sugar and acid; can be purchased or made at home)
  • Several fresh mint springs
  • 0.5 ounces Verdant Kitchen Ginger Syrup, or more to taste
  • 2.5 ounces of bourbon
  • A slice of fresh peach, to garnish
  • Crushed ice

Instructions:  Place peach shrub in the bottom of the glass, or pour in Peach Schnapps.  Add mint sprigs and gently bruise with muddler.  Add crushed ice and top with ginger syrup, then bourbon.  Gently stir and garnish with an additional mint sprig and place peach slice on the rim.

Honeysuckle Vine

A sweet-sour blend that recalls the scent of a Savannah summer.

  • 1 Tablespoon Savannah Bee Co. Tupelo Honey
  • 2.5 ounces 88 Premium Bourbon (or any good bourbon)
  • Splash freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Splash club soda
  • Fresh mint

Instructions: Mix the honey and bourbon in a double shot glass.  Fill the glass with ice, then add the orange juice and club soda. Garnish with fresh mint.

Savannah Gray Brick

An effervescent, citrus-infused sip in honor of the city’s building blocks.

  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 4 to 6 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon blood orange syrup
  • Splash of club soda
  • Twist of lime
  • Lots of ice

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together and serve in a tall glass or plastic tumbler.  You can also substitute the blood orange syrup with blood orange soda, skipping the club soda.

40 Acres and a Mule

A rye nod to our city’s historic first move toward equality.

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon
  • 4 to 6 ounces ginger beer (preferably Fentimans)
  • Squeeze each of lime, lemon and orange slices
  • Lots of ice

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together and serve in a tall glass or plastic tumbler.  Perfect on the beach for a game of bocce, cornhole or horseshoes.



Feel Good Guide

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:03

Our annual Health Supplement is the key to feeling your best.

From Savannah’s community-minded answer to the healthcare crisis and the uplifting story of one local woman’s race toward wellness to profiles of area doctors, our annual Health Supplement gives you the tools to make informed decisions.  Click on the image below to get the latest »

Sea Change

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:48

Notice something different about your magazine?

It’s just another step in our 25-year evolution.

If you’ve been paying attention over the last few years, you’ve noticed our steady commitment to authenticity.  Breathtaking imagery that captures the real Savannah.   People-oriented narratives with an “only in Savannah” feel and a discerning view behind the seen.

Like you, we live at the tide line of preservation and progress.  As flows the city, so flows the magazine.

Over time, we’ve overflowed our own format—things got to looking and feeling a little overcrowded—so we’re expanding now to give you the same breathing space the city gives you.

Imagine our hometown without Oglethorpe’s famous squares—or without our breathtaking expanses of marsh and water.  That’s the kind of luxury we’re infusing into this Life on the Water issue—and every one to come.

At Savannah magazine, authenticity is our luxury.  The stroll, the sip, the spicy sea breeze.  The wry wink and the knowing nod.

It’s not a dramatic departure; that would be unfair to our readers and untrue to a city and a magazine that have endured so much with elegance.

We know who we are.

We’re a luxury item, especially in this day and age.  You come to us for a curated escape from the chaos of daily life.  We edit and interpret today’s barrage of digital messages.  We seek the currents of culture behind the headlines.  We offer an instant vacation from the mundane.

At Savannah magazine, authenticity is our luxury.  The stroll, the sip, the spicy sea breeze.  The wry wink and the knowing nod.

We know—and you know—that our city has something utterly unique and precious to offer the world.

Our mission is to preach the gospel of the inimitable Savannah lifestyle.

Now go get baptized in that sweet, salty water.

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