Food & Drink

The 5 best new fall cocktails in Atlanta

Shawn O’Neill

If there's one thing you've got to do this fall it's... well, these 20 things... but if there's one more thing you've got to do, it's change your drinking habits. If only because places like TRACE, Bellwoods Social House, and more are slinging such great, new fall cocktails...

Sebastian Davis

Bellwoods Social House

Westside
An ATL-inspired version of the French 75, the 75 South comes with Cathead Honeysuckle vodka, strawberries, fresh lemon, and a little bit of the bubbly, making it the perfect thing with which to toast major life events, like birthdays or drafting Matt Ryan in your fantasy league.

Bar Eleven

Bar Eleven

Midtown
The Cherry Smoked Coke may be the quintessential Atlanta cocktail. It's got two of our most popular beverages -- bourbon and Coke -- plus cherry liquor, Aztec chocolate bitters, and chile syrup. Oh, and because it's infused with hickory smoke, it also tastes a bit like BBQ.

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Luminary

Inman Park
Shh, don’t tell, but you have a new drinking side-piece. The Secret Girlfriend comes with Herradura silver tequila, Giffard ginger liqueur, yellow Chartreuse, and grapefruit. Don't worry, you can tell your parents you met on Tinder... err, at church?

Makan

Makan

Decatur
Decatur’s newest Asian drink spot is pouring creatively named drinks like the gin-based Shiso Fresh and So Clean, the Seoul Slinger with both light and dark rum, and best of all, the Kim Jong Be Illin, which combines brandy, Cognac... and blueberry? Yup.

Shawn O’Neill

TRACE

Midtown
Trace embraces the state’s good old-fashioned rivalry in the best way possible (with alcohol), which is why The Georgia Dawg starts with a friendly amount of Tito’s Handmade vodka, then adds the sweetness of strawberries and the spice of peppercorn syrup (just the way Larry would have liked it!). Oh, and on Tech side, there's the Georgia Gold Rush with Maker’s Mark, rhubarb tea, and honey syrup.

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