Glorious, classic, and unique, the capital of Georgia is blessed with some finest varieties of drinks. From delicious shakes to seasonal brews, signature margaritas to frozen alcoholic slushies, you will find some of the best and iconic drinks in Atlanta to quench your thirst. With the city’s sprawling night scenes, you will find plenty of bars and clubs serving a crazy variety of drinks, but, when you are here for the first time, you should explore these 5 beverages that are simply iconic.
Best known as an Aperitivo (consumed prior to a meal to aid digestion), Negroni 11 is another classic cocktail recipe made by using just three ingredients- Plymouth gin, Del Professore sweet vermouth, and Campari. Served on the rocks, the drink tastes like wine, cherry and citrus, having slightly bitter notes. Have it on hot summer day for a refreshing kick or warm up by sipping one in cold weather, Negroni is an all-time beverage which you will find in Atlanta’s Sotto Sotto restaurant.
SweetWater Brewing Company’s year-round drink, SweetWater 420 is one of the most popular drinks of Atlanta. It is a delicious West Coast Style Extra Pale Ale having a crisp finish and dry hop character with a floral and fresh taste. The alcohol content in SweetWater 420 is around 5.7 percent and it is available in bottles and cans.
Vieux Carre is a special blended cocktail made with diverse ingredients like the rye or bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth, Cognac, Bénédictine liqueur for a sweet aromatic flavor, Peychaud’s bitters, Angostura bitters, some ice, and lemon twist for garnishing. Invented in New Orleans somewhere around 1930s, this spirits-driven cocktail is now one of the iconic drinks of Atlanta.
Nutella + Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
On your Georgia trip, if you ever plan to visit the Flip Burger Boutique to have their most amazing burgers, do not miss trying the delicious Toasted Marshmallow and Nutella Milkshake. Made with vanilla ice-cream, milk, Nutella, and toasted marshmallows, the recipe makes up for a perfect summer drink.
Agave Restaurant’s Peachtree Margarita drink is one of the best margaritas in Atlanta. Prepared with Corazon Blanco, orange liqueur, peach liqueur, and fresh lime served on the rocks. If you are more of a fruit lover, this one will serve as a sweet delight and tastes even better when served with the ring of salt or sugar, although it is optional.
Another quirky drink which is trending a lot in Atlanta is the Frozen Poptails. Give a break to your regular cocktails and try refreshing alcoholic popsicles aka poptails by the King of Pop. These are a combination of cocktails and popsicles served in cups. One of the famous drinks is Orange Basil Bourbon crafted from orange, basil simple syrup, bourbon, freshly chopped basil, and lemon. Other flavors include raspberry-lime margarita and grapefruit-orange blossom paloma.
Atlanta’s bars are always experimenting with the drinks to offer something new. So, if you are a cocktailian or someone who simply loves to try new beverages, the city will never disappoint you. Besides these 5 iconic beverages, you will find loads of options in coffees, wine, summer slushies, special festive holiday drinks, there is a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for people with different tastes and preferences.