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POST MERIDIEM SPIRIT COMPANY AWARDED BEST IN CLASS FOR INTO THE NIGHT ESPRESSO MARTINI AT SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/6/22

New Canned Cocktail Wins in Classic RTD Cocktail Category, Over 110 Entrants
 
Atlanta’s Hometown Cocktail Company Espresso Martini Available for Pre-Order Now
Post Meridiem Spirit Co., a brand founded on the principles of authenticity, transparency, and uncompromising quality, has yet again proven they hold the recipe for success. Post Meridiem is excited to announce that after winning a Double Gold for their Into the Night Espresso Martini, the cocktail has been awarded Best in Class for the Classic RTD Cocktail category at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition, the most prestigious competition in the industry.
Surpassing over 110 other entrants, Post Meridiem’s Espresso Martini found itself up against one other finalist in the category- its own Double Old Fashioned, before taking home the spirit industry’s most prestigious accolade. The ‘coffeehouse meets cocktail bar’ beverage is made with a blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, and 100% Arabica cold brew coffee- with naturally occurring caffeine for a rich, creamy, balanced, and delicious drink that is at once energizing and intoxicating. Like each of their cocktails, this on-trend addition to the Post Meridiem cocktail line is produced exclusively in Atlanta with 100% real ingredients at the correct proportions.
“Our Espresso Martini was a challenging cocktail to develop – it took two years to get it right,” says Post Meridiem Spirit Company co-founder Andrew Rodbell. “It’s not often you are recognized as the world’s best at anything. It’s amazing and humbling validation that real ingredients do taste better, and our no-compromise approach is what sets us apart.”
Post Meridiem, Atlanta’s Hometown Cocktail Company, will be accepting pre-orders of their Espresso Martini beginning the week of June 27th through its website, www.postmeridiemspirits.com, with expectations of delivery in the second half of July. The brand will also be available out of the lobby of their production facility in Atlanta, GA, before widespread distribution in late July alongside their already available award-winning canned cocktails, including The Real Lime Juice Margarita, The Double Old Fashioned, The Modern Classic Cosmopolitan, The London Dry Southside, The Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet, The 1944 Mai Tai, and The No. Four Daiquiri. The full lineup is also available for direct-to-consumer shipping to 28 states via the brand’s website. Post Meridiem Spirit Company is located at 1209 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, visit postmeridiemspirits.com.

IL Localino: A Little Spot Big On Flavor

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/1/20

Stuffed with an array of Japanese lanterns intermingling with twinkle lights and a large wine wall, Il Localino in between the Highlands and Inman Park is a little place serving up larger than life flavors. From the earthy and mellow burrata salad, pitch perfect rigatoni Bolognese, the rich and savory Lamb Osso Bucco, signature cocktails, and right down to the meatballs, there’s nothing little about Il Localino, including two of the nicest, warmest owners around! Let’s take a walk around the menu, warning, this is going to make you hungry.

The pair of cocktails that were recommended, Espresso Martini and Purple rain, we’re both fantastic. The favorite of the bunch was the Espresso Martini with its stout coffee flavor that mixes with the booziness of the alcohol and a comes with dash of sugar on the rim for something sweet. We could sip on this all day and just relax! This has ended up being one of our favorite cocktails we’ve had all year. The other cocktail was the Purple Rain that muddles blueberries and lime with vodka. This beauty comes to life with a sassy and tart sweet one-two punch. If you’re looking for a patio sipper, this one is for you.

A simple, classic, Italian feast was presented to us starting with an impeccable burrata and arugula salad. With a mellow, and light burrata, the soft cheese is paired with the earthiness and spice of the arugula and lathered in a deep and rich balsamic drizzle. All the flavors together with the crunch of the lettuce is a solid salad that’s a precursor to a fantastic Italian feast. Save some room because, the rigatoni Bolognese reminds you that a good, staple pasta plate can be just as amazing as anything fancy. Starting with the fresh pasta that was cooked in that sweet spot between al dente and super soft, the rigatoni itself was hefty and memorable. Topping it with the meaty, savory, tangy, Bolognese sauce and you have a rich and perfect plate of deliciousness. This is one of the best pasta dishes we’ve had this year and is a MUST try.

Just when you think your dinner can’t get any better, enters the Lamb Osso Bucco! A beautiful lamb shank that literally will fall off the bone is a rich and meaty piece of perfection. Then, it’s cooked in a deep and savory sauce that intertwines lemon, rosemary, and slightly creamy into one magnificent bite. The rosemary and lemon really brighten up the dish and create a balance to juxtapose between the richness of the meat and the delicateness of the sauce. Plus, the best accoutrement you could put with this dish is the cheesy polenta and marinated mushrooms. Our tip is to mix up the polenta, meat, sauce, and mushrooms into one bite. Insert mind blown emoji here. The pasta and the lamb were both so good, we actually couldn’t decide what we enjoyed more. Both dishes are something you need to put on your to-do list!

What would you want to try when you go to Il Localino? Thinking we’ll try one of the long list of specials like the sea bass next time paired with a fresh white wine glass. Salut!