Mixmaster Lara

Refresh yourself at this week’s Demo with
Mixologist Lara Creasy of JCT. Kitchen and No. 246
10:00 am on 5/21
Chef Demos are sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Southern flavors? Check. Local ingredients? Check. These are just a couple of things that mixologist Lara Creasy has in common with the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. The other thing? Awesomeness. Ok, so that’s more of a lifestyle than a thing, but you can dig it, right? Join us at this Saturday’s demo for a refreshing cocktail of southern, local awesomeness straight from JCT. Kitchen & Bar’s famous Lara Creasy. She’s been mixing things up at JCT. since January 2009 with seasonal drinks that reflect both the old and the new South. And Decatur fans are set to raise a glass soon when she completes the cocktail program at No. 246, the highly anticipated restaurant from Chef Ford Fry (of JCT.) and Chef Drew Belline (formerly of Floataway Cafe). We can’t wait to taste her creative concoctions incorporating tastes and ingredients from the South with the traditional beverages of Italy—a marriage that gave us the classic Bellini (peach + bubbly) can only grow sweeter; and word on the street is that Creasy’s take on the the Bellini transforms it into a seasonal sip that combines local peaches, Cocci Americano, aromatic bitters, peach bitters and Prosecco. Are you ready to whet your whistle yet? Check out this weekend’s demo for tips and tricks on making your own spring and summer sippers—from creating infusions from scratch to masterful muddling, Lara will show you how to beat the heat in delicious fashion. Join us for a juicy cooler featuring mulberries and strawberries—we think you’ll agree that knowledge has never tasted so sweet!

P.S. Three Cheers for Lara! Creasy won the United States Bartender Guild cocktail competition at JCT. Bar— which qualified her to compete alongside some of the world’s greatest bartenders at last weekend’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Congrats from everyone at PRFM!

- Jennifer Maley