Food + Drink

Four Charlotte Mixologists Share Their Signature Cocktails

People who make cocktails for a living inevitably pour something of themselves into their drinks, even when they’re traditional whiskey sours or gin and tonics. But when they’re free to create their own drinks in Charlotte’s ever-growing roster of cocktail bars—that’s when you really get to know them. We spoke with four mixologists about their signature drinks, how they came up with the recipes, and what each means to them. (And, of course, we savored each one.)

To the Bitter South End: A Night Out in Charlotte

I moved here from Minneapolis in January and had not yet experienced the delights of Charlotte nightlife. What follows is an account of my baptism by mozzarella sticks, soccer hooligans, Korean liquor, karaoke, and tennis shoes that I swear were white when the evening began

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