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Chelsea Hughes is an artist and avid student of the bartending world. With over ten years of experience in the restaurant industry, working with seasoned professionals from all over middle Georgia, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Charlotte, she strives to bring a new and creative approach to bartending in the south. When you find her mixing and muddling a vast array of libations behind the bar at Meritage in downtown Columbus, don't be surprised if she talks you out of your bourbon and diet and into a cranberry spice infused Manhattan. She has a tendency to bore folks with her endless explorations of craft beer and bourbon and has an unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter. So, choose your words wisely when you patronize her bar, lest you spark a conversation from which you cannot escape. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys crafting jewelry, listening to progressive dubstep (and occasionally some Beethoven), cooking, and playing in the dirt aka gardening.
Muscadine is such a funny word. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that before experimenting with this particular cocktail, I had never even tasted a muscadine. Turns out, they are these vibrant purple, fat and juicy south-eastern species of theRead More
I’ve never won anything in my life. I’ve entered all sorts of talent shows, student government elections, homecoming courts, state piano and ballet competitions….I could go on and on. I’ve never won anything in my life…until several weeks ago. And letRead More
It’s been so long since I’ve shared a cocktail recipe with you that I feel like you’ve missed a very significant event in the evolution of my palate. In the last two months I seem to have developed an uncanny appreciation ofRead More
It is worth noting that I have procrastinated writing about this particular cocktail for a dramatic amount of time; not because I’m not fond of it, and not because I don’t know the proper proportions and technique required to createRead More
I’ve never been a fan of gin. From the time I first started learning about different spirits and their flavor profiles, I never imagined a spirit infused with juniper would be remotely enjoyable. Who wants to drink something that tastesRead More