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Chase Away the Winter Blues with Buckhead Diner’s New Cocktail

  The Tiki Thai will put you in a warmer state of mind. 

In the midst of heavy bourbon drinks and full bodied wines hitting menus for the cooler months, Buckhead Diner adds a surprisingly Summery cocktail to their list. The “Tiki Thai” combines the fresh sweet-tart flavors of fresh pineapple and grapefruit juice with the complex sweetness of dark rum and coconut rum. The result is a cocktail that’s bright and citrusy but complex enough to be interesting. 

  Buckhead Diner’s Beverage Manager Jessica Purdy says “ We wanted to create a cocktail that would serve as a reprieve from heavy winter cocktails.” It’s even garnished with a luxardo cherry and tiny umbrella. Sip, Relax, Repeat.

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Tiki Thai

1oz Meyers Dark Rum

¾oz Coconut Rum

1oz Tiki Thai syrup

½oz Pineapple juice

¾oz Grapefruit juice

Squeeze 1 lime wedge

Garnish with spiced sugar rim and luxcardo cherry

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Drink This: Buckhead Diner’s Crimson Heat

  The Crimson Heat, Buckhead Diner’s newest cocktail, serves as a reminder that tequila should have a place on your bar cart long after Summer is over. The drink starts with a base of muddled jalapenos and fresh blood orange puree and is topped with tequila, triple sec, and served in a glass rimmed with house-made citrus salt. The result is a drink that strikes the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and salty. “The goal was to create something seasonal that uses tequila in a non-traditional way. Most people automatically think margaritas when they hear tequila, but with this cocktail we wanted to challenge the idea that to have a great tequila drink you’ve got to also have a lime base. The unexpected flavors of blood orange are really what make the cocktail, and they also let you know that you’ve grown up from a margarita so to speak”, says the drink’s creator Jessica Purdy.  

_mg_9233Crimson Heat

 2 oz Don Julio

½ oz Blood Orange Puree

1 oz Lime Juice

¾ oz Jalapeno Simple Syrup

1 half slice of blood orange (muddled)

2 slices of Jalapeno (muddled)

Splash of Sour Mix

Splash of Triple Sec

Glass: Highball

Citrus Salt: Equal parts orange, lemon, and lime zest, and coarse sea salt.

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