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New Cocktails from Holeman & Finch + Restaurant Eugene

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They are shaking things up at Holeman & Finch and Restaurant Eugene with new bartenders and cocktail programs. At Holeman & Finch, Sara Justice, from PDT in NYC, is the lead bartender.  We were lucky enough to be included in a small crowd that sampled some of her favorite new cocktails at Holeman & Finch and find out a little more about her.

Sara’s been in Atlanta for about four years and has previously worked at Leon’s in Decatur. Not surprisingly, it is still one of her favorite places for cocktails, along with Kimball House and Paper Plane. She’s introducing some lower proof cocktails (so you can have more than one and feel safe driving home!) that are still tasty and she’s a fan of using buttermilk in cocktails too!

The first cocktail we sampled was a Gin cocktail, Pink Noise. I’m not usually a fan of Gin, but this one was pretty smooth.

Next up was the Milchfrau Flip. Who doesn’t love a cocktail that reminds them of Egg Nog? Made with buttermilk and a whole egg this one sure does, but it sure has kick with both Cognac and Bourbon.
holeman & finch cocktails sara justice

Lastly, the Bad Reputation, was a strong finish to a trio of cocktails. Directions are precise, which include 25 drops of honeysuckle liquor.
holeman & finch cocktails

Techniques / Tips
1.) To preserve fizziness of liquid, pour into a glass while stirring
2.) Misting bitters is a terrific way to infuse them into a cocktail
3.) Madeira works well in cocktails

Restaurant Eugene Cocktails
But we weren’t done! Next we walked next door to Restaurant Eugene. Thank goodness they were only pouring us samples and not the full cocktails as pictured below.

L to R: Soi 65, A Boquet, and the Holy Elixir

L to R: Soi 65, A Boquet, and the Holy Elixir

I preferred the first cocktail, Soi 65 made with Vodka, of the trio the best. A Boquet (pictured in the middle) is a gin based drink, with the Holy Elixir being a rum-based one.


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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!