A Toast To The History Of Southern Cocktails

Dec 13, 2017

All this year, we’ve paid homage to Southern food. Now, it’s time for cocktails. Every drink has its own story, and they’re told in a new book called “The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails.” We talked with co-authors Sara Camp Milam and Jerry Slater, who speak at the Atlanta History Center on Wednesday night.



Georgia offers some amazing cocktails. But there was -- legally anyhow -- a long dry spell. Prohibition was the law of the land from 1920 to 1933. Georgia had its own rules about alcohol, and when and where it could be bought and sold. A museum that opened in Savannah this year tells the Prohibition story from first drop to last. We learned more about that history from the museum’s manager, Kayla Black.