The Southern 75 from Proof and Provision
This bourbon and beer cocktail from Nate Shuman at Proof and Provision makes no sacrifice, with an elite Kentucky spirit (Four Roses) and a favorite Atlanta beer (SweetWater’s 420.) The flavors meld together creating a new, original delight that’s easy to recreate at home. The name is a shout-out to a classic cocktail you might be familiar with – the French 75, which contains neither bourbon nor beer. Still, the connection is understandable: the hoppy flavors of the 420 hint toward the botanicals of the gin-based progenitor. It’s easy to make and easy to drink, and to that we say, “Thank you, Nate!”
The Southern 75: The Recipe
2 oz. Four Roses bourbon
.75 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
.50 oz. demerara syrup or simple syrup
6 oz. SweetWater 420
Pour the beer into a chilled glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, and demerara syrup of ice, and shake vigorously. Strain the bourbon mixture into the beer and garnish with lemon twist.
About Proof and Provision
Cocktail enthusiasts rejoice, The Georgian Terrace Hotel has a surprise in its basement: a thriving restaurant and bar. The hideaway places an emphasis on barrel-aged cocktails, not speakeasy shtick. “We hope to have the feel of a neighborhood bar, while also being home to some outstanding cocktails and craft beers,” says Chris Martha, Director of Food and Beverage at the Georgian Terrace Hotel.
With its arrival, Proof and Provision offers up a menu of bold flavor combinations paired with masterfully crafted cocktails in a comfortable, intimate environment tucked below the historic landmark. The push is to embrace what’s relevant and current to mixology and to stray away from the mainstream.