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TIBT: What in the world is Falernum?

It goes without saying that my reliability when it comes to this blog is significantly lacking, but I said it anyway, just so you all know I have NO difficulty admitting my own failures. On the bright side, in my

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Thirsty Thursday: The Sweet Tea Sidecar

I know, I know. It’s been entirely too long since I’ve updated you guys on my cocktail chronicles. Seems I’ve had my hands a bit full the last couple of months, but I promise there are amazing things to come as

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TIBT: The Original Gangster

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 create

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Tasty Tuesday on Instagram

Every Tuesday is #TastyTuesday on Instagram! Follow @SouthernBonVivant for more delicious food finds Here’s a look at some of our previous favorites:     Go follow us now on Instagram to see what we’re posting for this week’s Tasty Tuesday!

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TIBT: The Lavender Gimlet

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 tastes

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TIBT: Shrub Syrup How-To + Blackberry Rosemary Shrub Syrup Recipe

TBIT (Throw It Back Thursday) is a regular drinks and spirits column written by the one and only Chelsea Hughes. Bottoms up!   I’ll never forget the first time I encountered vinegar in an enjoyable context. I was 8 years

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TIBT: Georgia on My Mind

Ready or not, it is officially summertime in the South, ya’ll. Skyrocketing temperatures, surging humidity and relentless rainstorms are the only thing on Mother Natures’ agenda this time of year, so break out your bikini (or speedo?) and go ahead

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“It’s a funny thing about coming home….” pt 1

I know that when I write posts here, most people expect them to be sports related, and that makes sense. But last week, I was home for vacation and it was honestly one of the best vacations I ever got

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Summer Solstice Cocktails

As most of you likely know by now, I’ve been working with Diageo Brands as one of their influencers for about two years! I even got to visit them during my last trip to NYC.   They sent me some

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Black Coffee is the Best Coffee

Let’s be honest. Whenever I tell someone I am a professional barista, I feel pretentious.  Maybe that is really just some sort of weird, misplaced, psychological guilt for me, because  I am, at my heart, a coffee snob.  I am

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