Flamingo Sour Cocktail Recipe

Summertime is a time for adventure, trying things you’ve never done before. We wanted to have a little fun with our whiskey sour, so … we made it pink! Pink is always in style, right? You may never make this only for yourself, but if you have a pool party coming up or you’re just feeling frisky, here is the recipe for our Flamingo Sour:

2 oz  Virgil Kaine Ginger infused Bourbon
0.5 oz  The Perfect Purée Pink Guava
1 oz  Lime Juice
0.75 oz  Simple Syrup
0.5 oz  Lemon Juice
0.25 oz  Orange Juice
0.25 oz  Egg White
fresh fruit to garnish

If you do end up feeling brave and making this at home, share it on instagram and tag us @whiskeybird! We want to see your at-home creations.

Glasses Up for ASW!

When you truly have a passion and dedication to your craft, it oozes out from you – like you can’t even control it – and everyone around you can see it, hear it, and smell it. And that’s a good thing! We hope that our community knows this is how we feel about our own work at Whiskey Bird, and we know for a fact that this is how Jim, Charlie, and Justin feel about their craft at ASW Distillery. Take the time to read their story in their own words, we promise it’s worth it, as they are changing the face of American whiskey and doing it all in the heart of Atlanta. Their origin story is also not too dissimilar from our own, starting with two guys in college wanting to create something special of their own.

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Spring Bird Playlist

As the season changes, you get that feeling. That feeling knowing sunny days are on the horizon and that means anything is possible. You shed winter worries and you want to out out and explore the world again. This natural shift into optimism (and with our one year anniversary coming up!) seemed like the right time to introduce some new flavor into our playlists. In addition to our standard fare, here are some of our newest additions to the Whiskey Bird vibes:

Spotlight On: Dirk

Dirk is the bartender you wish all bartenders could be.. experienced and knowledgeable without being an ounce of pretentious or cocky. He’s friendly and warm, but won’t invade your space. He’s creative and spirited, but only wants to make a drink he knows you’ll enjoy. Meet Dirk!

Where are you from and how did you get into bartending?
I am from the lovely Mount Dora, Florida. I started bartending at the age of 19. I was working for a small bar in college barbacking and the head bartender liked my work ethic and took me under her wings. The rest is history.  Continue reading “Spotlight On: Dirk”

Spotlight On:

We continue our staff spotlights with one of our servers, Erin. She’s the eternally friendly face who makes sure our guests are taken care of. She’s also done some of our design work and helps curate our music playlists! We’re pretty lucky to have talented people like her around.

What’s your story? Where are you from and how did you get here?
I was pretty much raised in Tampa, FL and like so many other people my age, migrated up to Atlanta after college because this place is booming right now.

What is the life dream you’re working towards?
All I want to do is design beautiful and useful things and soak up all the knowledge I can along the way.  Continue reading “Spotlight On: “

Bird Songs

When we put together the playlist for our restaurant, we wanted it to be another reflection of our food, our concept, and who we are.

It’s a light-hearted upbeat mix that makes you feel like you’re at the start of a party – spirits are gradually rising and you find yourself looking forward to a night of memory-making, full of quality time with friends and family. So hit shuffle, press play, and enjoy.

If you have any suggestions for us to add, please comment and share!

If You Love Piña Coladas...

… and especially if you don’t love them, you need to try what real piña colada tastes like. When people think of this tiki bar staple, they typically associate it with milky sickening sweetness. The thought of that along with cheap rum hasn’t exactly helped this cocktail’s modern day reputation. Though its true tropical origin has been debated, everyone agrees that the ingredients consist of rum, coconut, and pineapple.

It may seem like an unlikely choice for a New American restaurant (with Asian inspired flair) to boast as one of their favorites, but we’re going to do it anyway. It’s the dark horse underdog in our cocktail menu that may just become your new favorite #treatyoself happy hour drink. This is IF and only if it’s made properly.

What’s the key to a good piña colada? The same as anything… good ingredients.

  • 2 oz Flor da Caña white rum
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz of Coco Lopez coconut cream
  • 2 oz fresh pineapple juice

Shake it up, pour over ice, and you’ve got a tropical getaway in a glass. We love the way it contrasts with the rest of our menu – which light drinkers may consider intimidating or liquor forward. The Piña Colada is the approachable gateway cocktail; silky smooth, rich and balanced with a touch of sweet that you will not regret. You’ll soon realize why this even became a thing and maybe that song will start to make more sense..

 

The Art Of The Old Fashioned Cocktail

Simplicity will never go out of style. You can add a fancy twist or pretend like it needs reinvention, but some things are just good the way they are. In an age where our mind and media are moving at a pace beyond our own belief, it’s no wonder that trends are now all about the throwback. Because we yearn for that classic simplicity – there’s a comfort in the quality of a long-standing tradition.

This certainly goes for cocktails as well. When building our menus, it was important for us to pay homage to tradition and while we like to throw new things into the mix, there will always be a special place in our hearts for classic cocktails.

The Old Fashioned cocktail is one that dates back to the 1800s with a number of varied recipes. Essentially it is comprised of only four components: your spirit of choice, sugar, bitters, and a twist. Its simplicity is its genius; the old fashioned recipe provides the perfect blank canvas to mix a cocktail that suits exactly your taste. We’ve created four kinds of Old Fashioneds for what we believe are the four main spirits of choice. The Classic – bourbon, the Jalisco – tequila, the Botanist – gin, and the Rico – rum.

So the next time you’re fidgeting over the drink menu, overwhelmed by the amount of choice and the possible FOMO you might have if you choose the wrong one.. don’t forget about the Old Fashioned. It’s a classic for good reason.