Greetings from Carrboro,
He called it a gin and tonic. And I do believe that both of those things were in the glass. Along with some ice and a submerged lime wedge. But this was no hi-ball glass or tumbler. This thing he handed to me was more akin to a footed terrarium. And the only real hint that tonic did, in fact, inhabit my terrarium was that I could see those little bubbles. It was, as they say, a decidedly generous – though very not delicious – pour. Looking out at the view over the lip of that behemoth, I was very grateful to be walking home.
Making a good drink isn’t easy. Making a good cocktail is even harder. And with the holidays fast approaching, the team at Atlas thought it would be a good idea to offer a little help with your cocktail prowess. On Sunday, November 19th, Atlas is offering the first of six classes on the art of the cocktail. This first class will focus on where it all began, the old-fashioned. We will talk about the myriad versions that exist and provide excellent instruction on how to make the drink correctly.
Each person will get to order their old-fashioned of choice and sample the various takes on the cocktail that we’ll showcase. And as will be the case with all the future classes, everyone will get to take their old-fashioned glass home with them. The idea is that if you come to all six classes, you’ll have a ready-made collection of different cocktail glasses to show-off those newly acquired skills. Not bad, huh? Tickets for each class are $40 and that includes the glass and delicious snacks provided by Acme. We will get started at 4pm at Atlas.
And just imagine making your old-fashioned while celebrating a new-fashioned Thanksgiving. Your mantra could be “make cocktails, not stuffing.” Or, you know, maybe not. But not cooking Thanksgiving dinner is definitely a very good idea. Especially if you let us do that part with our Thanksgiving Feast To-Go. It could honestly be the smartest thing you do the whole holiday season. Because, like it or not, the big feast-o-turkey is a mere two weeks away. The clock is ticking. And you only have until the 20th to place your order. Our menu is below. Pick up will be on Wednesday, the 22nd, between 4pm and 6pm. The flood of relief, however, will be immediate.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme