Chefs and cocktails

Quarantini Cocktail from Likewise, Chef Hector from El Super Pan, and Red Pepper Jelly from Buttermilk Kitchen

Learn from Home with Georgia Chefs and Mixologists

Many of Georgia's talented culinary artists have taken their talents online and are posting videos and hosting live stream demonstrations. From how to mix cocktails for your next virtual happy hour, to a tutorial for mouthwatering sandwiches to keep your kids’ brains sharp for studying, and even how to make pasta from scratch, these chefs and mixologists are helping everyone figure out how to use what they have, and make it nice. You'll learn expert tips and tricks you can replicate in your home from chefs and bartenders throughout the state. A few of our favorites are below.

Cooking tips and how-tos

Home lunch lesson with Hector Santiago

El Super Pan at Atlanta’s Ponce City Market is widely known for serving some of the best sandwiches in the city. See how Hector Santiago makes four of the restaurant’s popular sandwiches: Smoked Tofu Bun, Cuban Mixto, Pan con Lechon, and Jamon y Queso.

Virtual classes from The Cook's Warehouse

The Cook's Warehouse in Atlanta is widely known for its hands-on and demonstration cooking classes taught by local chefs that cover a wide range of topics and are geared to cooks of all skill levels. Over the next several weeks, it will offer virtual cooking classes that last about one hour and show you how to cook dishes like chicken tetrazzini, paella, gnocchi and more. Check out the schedule at the Peachtree Station location for the full lineup.

Interactive pasta-making class with Craig Richards

Register for an interactive online class taught by Craig Richards, executive chef and owner of Lyla Lila in Atlanta, to learn how to make pasta at home. The April 28 class at 6 p.m. is only $10 and can be found, along with many other classes, at Pop-Up At Home. You also can contribute to the Lyla Lila employee assistance fund online.

Cooking tips and tricks with Chef Aaron Bellizzi

Learn how to make avocado toast, macaroni and cheese, and more delicious dishes in the virtual cooking class series from Aaron Bellizzi, executive chef and owner of The Local Brew on St. Simons Island.

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette secrets from Chef Greg Lipman, Piastra Restaurant

Learn how to make an emulsified dressing that you can use on spinach, arugula, and many more foods from Chef Greg Lipman, owner of Piastra Restaurant in Marietta. The Georgia Grown executive chef recommends using local honey, if possible, and grapeseed oil for its neutral flavor. Make sure you have the sound on when you watch this video - that's how you tell the dressing is ready!

Red Pepper Jelly secrets from Buttermilk Kitchen

The sweet and spicy kick of red pepper jelly makes it a favorite of Sunday brunches and tailgate parties all across the South. Learn how to make this famous condiment from the pros at Atlanta's Buttermilk Kitchen.

Recipes from Chef Ford Fry

Recreate your favorite dishes from Atlanta restaurants like JCT Kitchen, Superica and other Rocket Farm restaurants using recipes posted by Chef Ford Fry on Instagram. You also can donate to the Rocket Farm Restaurants Employee Relief Fund online.



Yorkshire pudding + good room temperature butter + Maldon salt / my last meal! @kinganddukeatl! full recipe from @chrystapoulos below 👉🏼 for more! 8 XL Eggs 4 1/3 cups milk 5 2/3 cups AP Flour, sifted 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 5 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt Shredded cheese **optional start warming milk. Heat to 110F ***like warm bath water while milk is warming, add your eggs to the mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. once milk gets close to being ready, start mixing eggs on speed 2...let mix for 3-5 minutes. They should have grown in volume and lightened in color When milk is ready, slowly add milk in a steady stream into egg mixture while continuing to mix on medium. let mix for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt. Turn mixer off and add dry to the egg mixture. turn speed to low, and mix to incorporate, about 1-2 minutes. then increase speed to 2 for an additional 3 minutes. remove bowl from mixer and, using a whisk, scrape down the sides of the bowl any of the flour bits that did not get incorporated and whisk those in by hand. Pour into container. Needs to rest for at least 2 hours before use. Preheat oven to 425F and put your mini popover or muffin pan in the oven to get it nice and hot. To Bake: Carefully remove pan and spray with nonstick spray. Fill cups 3/4 full. Add a bit of cheese on top, if using, and carefully put in the oven. Bake for 15-20 mins or deep golden brown. Remove from pan immediately. You can do another round right away, just re-spray and refill pan.

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Secrets to great cocktails

Live cocktail class with Bar Margot

On Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m., join Bar Margot on Instagram Live for a complimentary "All About That Base" cocktail class. Bring vodka, gin, or blanco tequila, along with lemons, limes, and sugar, and learn from lead bartender Toki how to put them together like a pro.

Cocktail demos from Likewise

Likewise, a bar and lounge inside Citizen Supply in Atlanta's Ponce City Market, hosts daily “Quaran-tini” demonstrations at 5 p.m. EST on Instagram live.

Crisis Cocktails: An Online Class by Michael A. Cook

Learn how to make cocktails from Michael A. Cook, a bartender at The Optimist, who’s also an actor you might recognize from roles in “Avengers: Endgame,” “Ant-Man” and more. On Fridays, he hosts an online cocktail class on Zoom. To register, send an email to



...hey! I’m doing a thing. This Friday at 6:30pm EST, I will be leading an online craft cocktail class via the teleconferencing tool Zoom. The class format includes: 🥃Intro to cocktailing (tools of the trade, the basics). 🥃3 different ways to work with bourbon in a cocktail. 🥃 Q & A/ Cocktails in a Crisis: working with what you got. Tell me what ingredients you have available, and I’ll see what you may be able to create. TO REGISTER, send a email via dm here or email to Donations are accepted via Venmo at @macactor. Cheers! #doingwhatwecan #craftcocktails #outofworkactor #Atl #Atlanta #bartender #bourbon #covid_19 #crisiscocktails #insta #instagram #thegram #gram #instagood

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Make cocktails with Mercedes O’Brien

Mercedes O’Brien, beverage director at Cold Beer on the Atlanta BeltLine, started SippN at Home on Instagram and posted the first episode showing viewers how to make a “Something Different Gimlet."

Follow the Southern Foodways Alliance for cocktails from the ExPat

Krista and Jerry Slater from the ExPat in Athens are posting a cocktail series on Instagram and Facebook for the Southern Foodways Alliance. Learn how to mix up Ruby Slippers, a French 75 and more.

Mix drinks with recipes from Roswell bartenders

Shake up your next virtual happy hour with cocktail recipes from Roswell restaurants, including a King Harvest by Table & Main, Pineapple Dreams from The Mill Kitchen & Bar, a Georgia Peach Mojito from Peach & the Porkchop, and a Hey 19 from From the Earth.



How to make an FTE Hey 19 (ginger margarita) at ga

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Join Virtual Wine Tastings with Chateau Elan Winemaker Simone Bergese

Every Friday in April, Chateau Elan Resort's award-winning Italian winemaker Simone Bergese is leading interactive wine tastings on Facebook Live. He answers questions from attendees and shares insights into the styles of wines produced at Chateau Elan.

Taste wines virtually at Montaluce Winery and Restaurant

Have you ever wanted your own personal wine tasting from a winemaker? Let Montaluce Winery's owner and winemaker, Craig Boyd, walk you through their 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Merlot, 2018 Chardonnay, & 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. You can also chose to purchase wines and have them shipped or take the scenic drive for curbside pick-up to follow along.

How to Support Georgia Restaurants

Many of the chefs and bartenders that are posting online content have ways you can tip them online, and many Georgia restaurants have created employee assistance funds so you can support restaurant workers while dining rooms and bars are closed. You also can donate to Atlanta-based Giving Kitchen or the Firebox Initiative on Georgia's coast, nonprofits that provide financial assistance to food service and hospitality professionals in need.


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Published: April 2020
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