Davio’s is a Buckhead staple for after-work drinks and apps – this swanky spot is elegant and upscale, but affordable for any crowd. Davio’s has been carefully crafting a new summer drink menu to keep you cool in the Atlanta heat, and I got to sample a few of the cocktails for your drinking pleasure. Keep reading for a review of my favorites, as well as few surprise cocktails for National Junk Food Day coming up this week!
Whipped up by Head Bartender Bryan Holmes, two new additions to the summer drink menu at Davio’s are The B&B and the Paloma-Rol.
The B&B, concocted specifically by Bryan for the summer menu, combines whiskey and ice tea poured over muddled simple syrup, basil, and blackberries. This is a refreshing summer sipper with a bit of bite and sweetness from the berries. I’m not a huge fan of whiskey, but I still loved this drink – it would be great with many of the steaks on Davio’s menu.
The Paloma-Rol is a twist on a traditional Paloma, adding aperol to this tequila-based drink with grapefruit juice and club soda. According to the staff at Davio’s, the tangy Paloma-Rol is best enjoyed on their outdoor patio! This drink pairs well with many of the lighter items on Davio’s menu, like their handmade pastas and fish dishes.
I also had the pleasure of trying a few cocktails that aren’t yet on the Davio’s menu, and they’ll only be available this Thursday, July 21st. Davio’s is rolling out these sweet, sugary cocktails in honor of National Junk Food Day, so make sure to stop by and try them for this special event!
The Gummy Bear martini and Almond Joy martini are two of the most fun cocktails I’ve had – both are a little indulgent, but so delicious and still refreshing for a hot summer day.
The Gummy Bear martini is simple but packs a fruity punch – it mixes peach schnapps, raspberry vodka, and cranberry juice, and is topped with a gummy bear “kabob” that you can eat right off the top. The Almond Joy martini doesn’t actually contain any Almond Joys, but evokes the same taste – it combines vodka, coconut rum, chocolate liqueur, and Frangelico, strained into a martini glass and finished with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and shredded coconut. The Almond Joy martini was my favorite of the tasting – it’s perfect for an after-dinner drink or paired with dessert.