Raise a Glass Cocktail #3: Of Thread and Theory


Above, a step-by-step video on mixing Greg Best’s Raise a Glass cocktail, Of Thread and Theory


—2 oz. Thomas Tew Pot-Still Rum

—½ oz. Breckinridge Bitters

—¼ oz. raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar

—¼ oz. 3:1 Hughes’ Family sorghum syrup*

—3 dashes Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters


Fill glass with cracked ice, stir and strain into an Old-Fashioned glass containing a large cube of fresh ice, if possible, or 2-3 cubes regular-sized ice.

*Create by stirring together 3 parts sorghum syrup and 1 part very warm water in a separate vessel.

David Wondrich, on Of Thread and Theory:

Greg Best is one of the pioneers of the cocktail revival in the South. As head bartender of Atlanta’s renowned, and beloved, Holeman & Finch, he ignited a new and truly Southern approach to mixology, where local ingredients and traditional techniques are combined with a soft hand to create something at once classic and cutting edge. There’s no better example than his drink Of Thread and Theory, which, despite its formidable name, is as straightforward as it is creative.