Monday, November 15, 2010

The Little Savannah

I experienced drinks from one of the best bars in Birmingham AL.

The Little Savannah
3811 Clairmont Ave.
Forrest Park

Steeva, a true mixologist, handcrafts each cocktail. They have many tinctures, and infusions using local flavors like peach, persimmon, blackberry, etc. to mingle with spirits ranging from tequila on. I can't tell you the last time I was in a bar in the south that had Pimms. They have it and feature it on their "Libations menu" . Its a classy menu with creative names for cocktails Like the Tallulah Bankhead and Zelda Sayre, named after creative southern gals. I tried both of these and here's how they were built.

Tallulah Bankhead
Cantaloupe Vodka, Honey-black pepper syrup, and sake

Zelda Sayre
Boodles Gin, Lillet Blanc, Herb de province tincture, and Fresh Lemon juice

Delicious, flavourful, surprising cocktails served in classic antique glasses. I was equally impressed by the creative southern art and decor that made me instantly feel like I was in a home, not a restaurant/ bar. The man of the house, Cliff, was happy and proud to talk about the cocktails and share some knowledge with me. I hope nothing but the best for the Little Savannah! I  hope to eat some dinner next time and try more of Steeva's gems! I will be back soon!