Enjoy at: Churchill’s Savannah, 13 W. Bay St.
MADE WITH: Savannah Vodka, Muddled Blueberries, Simple Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Prosecco
We have some blueberries... I like to go a little heavy on the blueberries. I’m a big fan. Then, grab a nice, big, fat strawberry. Muddle those blueberries and strawberries into the simple syrup. Now, I’m going to add some ice. Add one and a half ounces of Savannah Vodka. A half ounce of lemon juice, as well. Then we’re going to shake very thoroughly with a nice bartender smile. Pour the remainder into a cup. It tastes even better than it looks. Now add Prosecco and garnish with a couple of blueberries and a lemon slice.
Meet the mixologist: Edward Southmayd
I’ve been in Savannah for about three years now. My favorite part about being a bartender [here] is I get to meet people from all over the world. Just a couple of days ago I had some Germans in. I’ve met Hungarians. I met some Brits, my people.
Tequila is my favorite. It gives me wings. It’s definitely my go-to liquor and a little bit of vodka. My go-to drink would be a spicy margarita. That’s usually my favorite with a little bit of jalapenos, agave, tequila. All mixed in with some lime and little simple syrup. Maybe a little sour thrown on top. You’ll have yourself a very spicy and delicious margarita.
My favorite drink on the menu would have to be the Hickory Smoked Old Fashioned. We smoke that glass to give it that nice smoky flavor. We use a little maraschino cherry, some maraschino liqueur, with a brown sugar cube. It’s an Old Fashioned you’ve never had before. I would highly recommend you come and try it. It’s the best Old Fashioned in Savannah, hands down.