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!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Watch out I'm mobile!

Had awesome lunch at Taste of Thailand off Lorna Rd. In Hoover, I do reccomend their Houston Roll and this beer! I'm full fat and sassy! Foam clings to glass nicely and for a lager, I reccomend this beer.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tuaca Sidekick

I know how some people feel about their sidecars. I've read rants about traditional brandy based sidecars and I have to admit I prefer Tuaca sidecars. Here is a great take on that drink.

Tuaca Sidekick

1 1/4 oz. Maker's Mark Bourbon
1/2 oz. Tuaca Liqueur
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz fresh orange juice
3 sugar cubes

Serving glass : orange juice and sugar rimmed glass
(large martini,  margarita style glass, or just a pint will do)
In a pint glass, muddle cubes and juice, add ice, liquor and shake till well mixed and icy. Strain into glass with or without ice.

I hope you find this, Andrew Stevens.

I also found a great article on local cocktails and watering holes in the local 'zine, Black and White.