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Food - The Atlanta Cocktail Issue

Behind the scenes from behind the bar and other cocktail-related hijinks

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We learned the cold hard truth about what goes into some of the most involved cocktail ice programs in Atlanta. We uncovered some of the thought processes that go into coming up with all those catchy cocktail names. We also devised a handy tool to help you come up with your own cocktail names at home. Also included: The origin stories — and recipes — for five iconic Atlanta cocktails, a chat with the CEO of a new Atlanta-based tequila brand, and a list of safe ride services available in Atlanta, because safety first! So sit back, fix yourself a drink, and enjoy the view from behind the bar for a change. — Brad Kaplan, CL food and drink writer

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