Drinks Archives – Garden & Gun




Five Wines to Quench Your Summer-in-the-South Thirst

A trailblazing Southern sommelier picks her favorite “crushable” chilled wines in red, white, and rosé

Forgotten Southern Recipes

The History of the Georgia Peach Julep

A surprising key ingredient returns the original mint julep to its roots


Join G&G for a Virtual Happy Hour

Editor in chief David DiBenedetto kicks off this month-long mixology series, featuring a slate of guest hosts and Blade and Bow bourbon cocktails aplenty


Southern-Roasted Coffee by Mail

Need your caffeine fix to come to you? This state-by-state guide has you covered


A Bourbon Tour of Kentucky

America’s native spirit flows along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, where back roads lead to new discoveries.


An Alcohol-Free “Bourbon”—Yes, Really

Three Kentucky entrepreneurs introduce a booze-free mixer for your bourbon cocktails


Trader Vic’s Planter’s Punch

A sparkling take on an island classic.


Peyton Manning and Andy Roddick Help Launch a Tennessee Whiskey

With an assist from master distiller Marianne Eaves, a group of golf pals bets on a new bourbon


The First Rule of Island Drinking? There Are No Rules

Finding the right tropical refreshment is about opening yourself up to the possibilities of what’s around you (and also, rum). Make like an islander, and take it easy


White Whiskey Makes a Comeback

Moonshine has moved out of the jug and into the jar, but it still packs a punch

Southern Heroes

Fawn Weaver: The Whiskey Benefactor

The co-founder of Uncle Nearest, the most-awarded new whiskey brand in the country, keeps an undersung distiller’s legacy alive


For a Soothing Shot of Bourbon, Try This Video

Bourbon is the mellow star of a new ultra-relaxing production


A Cocktail that “Tastes Like Vacation”

Charlotte’s Optimist Hall welcomes a sophisticated new cocktail bar—Billy Sunday. Get a sample of what they’re serving up with this refreshing drink


Canned Cocktails That Deserve a Spot at the Bar

Move over spiked seltzer. An Atlanta company is mixing up drinks you can take anywhere


Southern Whiskey, Scottish Brogue

In the Virginia foothills, Old World and New unite in a bottle of single malt


Meet the Florida Brewery Giving Rescue Dogs Their Close-Up

Bradenton’s Motorworks Brewing highlights adoptable pups on its four-packs


The Distillery That Brought Bourbon Back to Bourbon County, Kentucky

A century since Prohibition, Hartfield & Co. remains the first and only distillery operating in bourbon’s namesake county


Hot Spiked Chai

A warming, spicy, boozy sipper from the Botiwalla team


Discover Cuba’s Other Rum Cocktail: El Presidente

Get to know an overlooked classic drink


“Whiskey Really Is In My Blood”

Meet Victoria Eady Butler, great-great-granddaughter of the pioneering distiller Nathan “Nearest” Green, who is carrying on her family’s legacy as the newly named master blender for Tennessee’s Uncle Nearest whiskey