You have to hand it to Tokiwa “Toki” Sears. Sears currently serves as Southern Art and Bourbon Bar’s head mixologist and lead bartender; it’s a job she takes very seriously. She grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, so she knows how to mix the best of the north, here in the deep south, to create some delicious drinks. She likes to get creative with hot winter drinks like these.
Tokiwa “Toki” Sears
3315 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Before she started “holding court” at Southern Art, Sears tended bar with Iron Chef and James Beard Award nominee chef Duane Nutter at One Flew South, named one of the top airport bars in the world by AOL Travel. One thing you will notice when Sears is tending bar is she is always having fun. Her cocktails have been showcased in various outlets including Forbes Travel Guide, Eater, Ebony magazine and now CBS Local Atlanta. Let’s see what she recommends for the winter.
Note: This is the perfect drink for the tired holiday shopper. It will provide a good “pick me up.”
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Note: Sears says this is one of her favorite drinks. She says it’s a play on Irish Coffee but using bourbon instead of Irish whiskey. If someone is looking to try a hot drink, this could be a good one to try first.
Warm Egg Nog
Note: “Make sure the glass is hot,” says Sears. “But serve at room temperature. This is a favorite around the holidays.
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