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12 Epic Winter Cocktails to Try in Atlanta Right Now

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Now that you've recovered from snow madness, it's time for cocktail therapy. From traditional hot toddies to the ever-popular bourbon, we have your ultimate guide to the best of Atlanta's winter cocktails.
Laura Scholz


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One Eared Stag

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Nothing warms you up faster than a bit of bourbon. What happens if you add Armagnac, whole leaf tobacco tea, molasses, orange, smoked maple, and vanilla bean syrup? You get One Eared Stag's Trampoline Curtis’s Magic Potion.

St. Cecilia

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Ford Fry's latest outpost is also a hotspot for cocktails. Try Lara Creasy's Evil Ways, made with Spanish brandy, Licor 43, sherry, salt, and a marcona almond-stuffed olive.

The Lawrence

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The winter cocktail menu at The Lawrence feels across-the-board cozy. Try the Highland Masala with chai-spiced Scotch, walnut liqueur, sweet potato, lemon, ginger, and nutmeg.

Leon's Full Service

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Why choose between coffee and bourbon when you can have them both in Leon's Muddy Waters, made with coffee-infused bourbon, China China, vanilla, creme de cacao, and absinthe. You're welcome. [Photo]

Kimball House

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Miles Macquarrie's Frost Bite, with aged white rum, aquavit, douglas fir liquor, lime, blood orange, and juniper is winter in a glass.

Parish Foods & Goods

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Don't have a fireplace at home? Not to worry, Arianne Fielder's Building on Fire at Parish, featuring tequila, Madeira, citrus amaro, and local pepper whiskey tincture, will keep you nice and toasty.

Seven Lamps

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Take some cognac, add sherry, vermouth, mole bitters, and toasted star anise, and you have Kevin Bragg's Soul of a Man, available at Seven Lamps.

Empire State South

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Whether or not the temperature will be right for a round on bocce on the patio, one sip of the El Draque at Empire State South will make you forget all about this strange winter weather. The cocktail features rum, sherry, Punt e Mes, root liquor, Herbsaint, and flamed orange peel.

Upgrade that glass of red wine with mezcal and Fernet bitters. It's called The Red Wedding, and it's made behind the bar at Ecco.

Seed Kitchen & Bar

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Try the Pomme Chaud at Seed. With French apple brandy, a hot apple cider with house-infused spices, ginger allspice dram rinse, and vanilla whipped cream, this is one hot toddy.

The Pinewood Tippling Room

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Sometimes only a Hot Buttered Rum will do, and you can find one with rum, spice-compounded butter, and hot water at Pinewood.

4th & Swift

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This winter at 4th & Swift, try the Paper Moon, made with cane juice rum, a red wine apertif, elderflower liqueur, spiced quince, prosecco, lemon, and Jamaican #1 bitters.

One Eared Stag

Nothing warms you up faster than a bit of bourbon. What happens if you add Armagnac, whole leaf tobacco tea, molasses, orange, smoked maple, and vanilla bean syrup? You get One Eared Stag's Trampoline Curtis’s Magic Potion.

St. Cecilia

Ford Fry's latest outpost is also a hotspot for cocktails. Try Lara Creasy's Evil Ways, made with Spanish brandy, Licor 43, sherry, salt, and a marcona almond-stuffed olive.

The Lawrence

The winter cocktail menu at The Lawrence feels across-the-board cozy. Try the Highland Masala with chai-spiced Scotch, walnut liqueur, sweet potato, lemon, ginger, and nutmeg.

Leon's Full Service

Why choose between coffee and bourbon when you can have them both in Leon's Muddy Waters, made with coffee-infused bourbon, China China, vanilla, creme de cacao, and absinthe. You're welcome. [Photo]

Kimball House

Miles Macquarrie's Frost Bite, with aged white rum, aquavit, douglas fir liquor, lime, blood orange, and juniper is winter in a glass.

Parish Foods & Goods

Don't have a fireplace at home? Not to worry, Arianne Fielder's Building on Fire at Parish, featuring tequila, Madeira, citrus amaro, and local pepper whiskey tincture, will keep you nice and toasty.

Seven Lamps

Take some cognac, add sherry, vermouth, mole bitters, and toasted star anise, and you have Kevin Bragg's Soul of a Man, available at Seven Lamps.

Empire State South

Whether or not the temperature will be right for a round on bocce on the patio, one sip of the El Draque at Empire State South will make you forget all about this strange winter weather. The cocktail features rum, sherry, Punt e Mes, root liquor, Herbsaint, and flamed orange peel.

Ecco

Upgrade that glass of red wine with mezcal and Fernet bitters. It's called The Red Wedding, and it's made behind the bar at Ecco.

Seed Kitchen & Bar

Try the Pomme Chaud at Seed. With French apple brandy, a hot apple cider with house-infused spices, ginger allspice dram rinse, and vanilla whipped cream, this is one hot toddy.

The Pinewood Tippling Room

Sometimes only a Hot Buttered Rum will do, and you can find one with rum, spice-compounded butter, and hot water at Pinewood.

4th & Swift

This winter at 4th & Swift, try the Paper Moon, made with cane juice rum, a red wine apertif, elderflower liqueur, spiced quince, prosecco, lemon, and Jamaican #1 bitters.

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