Steakhouse AG, which debuted in September in downtown Atlanta, is introducing a new 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 Plymouthgin, 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 andolives; “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.