Modern Downtown Steakhouse Elevates Classic Cocktails with Local Liquors, Experimental Ice and
ATLANTA – November 22, 2016 – Modern, southern-inspired steakhouse AG debuted in September in the heart of downtown Atlanta, also bringing to life a cutting-edge beverage program. Spearheaded by assistant director of food and beverage Diego Gentili, AG’s bar offerings emphasize classic cocktails elevated with seasonality and homemade ingredients and garnishes.
The restaurant’s new and experimental beverage program features an extensive menu of classic cocktails and several variations on martinis and gin and tonics, as well as seven different types of ice created in- house, including carved ice, perfect cubes, ice spheres and flavor-infused ice such as cucumber ice.
Highlights from the “Classics” section of the cocktail menu include the Bees Knees with Uncle Val’s gin, local honey syrup, citrus and fresh lavender, and the GA Peach Bellini with Ruggeri prosecco and fresh Georgia peaches. The Perfect Negroni features Plymouth gin, Campari and Carpano Antica, garnished with an AG orange peel, while the buzzworthy Smoky Old Fashioned incorporates AG’s signature Whistle Pig Old Fashioned recipe with a hickory-smoked glass, smoked bar-side.
For martini lovers, the restaurant will offer a full martini menu with multiple variations on the classic cocktail, including “Dirty” with Double Cross vodka, brine, truffle and blue cheese olives; “Vesper” featuring Tanqueray 10 gin, Belvedere vodka, Kina Lillet and olives; “Smoky Fourth Ward” with whisky-washed ice, Old Fourth gin, Dolin vermouth and a flamed orange peel; and of course the “Classic” with Dolin vermouth, Old Fourth gin or Old Fourth vodka – shaken or stirred and finished with lemon or olives.
Finally, AG’s extensive gin and tonic menu pairs hand-selected gins with tonics and types of ice designed to evolve with the character of the cocktail rather than water it down. Highlights include Old Fourth Gin & Fentimans Tonic featuring perfect cubes and a dehydrated citrus garnish; Jasper’s Barrel Aged Gin and East Imperial Tonic with rosemary ice and honey crisps; Victoria Pink Gin and Q Tonic showcasing flavored cubes and grapefruit; and Hendrick’s Gin and Fever Tree Tonic with cucumber ice and rose.