Wow your dinner guests with handmade cocktails.

Whether you are having a large party or small get together, these crafted cocktails will be a hit.  We spoke to a few of Gwinnett's greatest local bartenders for suggestions on drinks you can make right in your own kitchen.


1910 Public House: The Rye Tye

1910's bartender Ran Kenmore shared the recipe for the Rye Tye:

  • 2oz Rittenhouse Rye or rye of choice
  • .75oz orgeat
  • .75oz pineapple juice
  • .50oz lemon juice
  • 3 dashes of Peychauds Bitters


Local Republic: Homemade Ginger Beer

Local Republic does a lot of unique things. One is their homemade ginger beer, which Jerad Henry, bar manager, has graciously shared with us.

Homemade ginger beer:  Bring 3 cups of water & 1/4 cup of sugar to a boil and remove from heat. Add 1 cup of peeled, finely-minced ginger and stir. Cover and let steep for 1 hour. Press mixture through fine mesh strainer and let cool completely. Once cooled to room temperature, add 3/4 oz lemon juice, and 1/4 oz lime juice. To enjoy, add 1 part ginger syrup to 3 parts seltzer water and serve over ice. Store in fridge, and use within 7 days.

Use your homemade ginger beer to create an easy at home cocktails:

  • In serving glass, stir together 1/2oz simple syrup, 3oz ginger syrup, 1/2oz lime juice, and 1.5oz vodka
  • Fill with ice, and top with 6oz of seltzer
  • Mix, garnish with lime, and enjoy!


Good Word Brewing & Public House

Good Word's bartender, Allen Parker, has a few at-home drink suggestions up his sleeve. And he even made some videos to help you get it right.

Check out the Cada Dia.

  • 75 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Agave Nectar 
  •  1.5 oz Mezcal
  • Shake and strain over ice