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Last August, Chattanooga, Tennessee's locally sourced butcher shop Main Street Meats expanded from lunch-only service into a full-bore restaurant (and retail space), with a bourbon bar and newly hatched craft cocktail program. The place is owned by chef Erik Niel, who also operates nearby Easy Bistro & Bar, a Southern-French spot housed in the world’s first Coca-Cola bottling plant. So, when Main Street Meats bar director Alex Jump was conceiving her Homegrown cocktail, she took inspiration from Easy Bistro & Bar's past. The outcome, below:
1 bottle Mexican Coke
1 1/2 ounces bourbon, such as Chattanooga Whiskey
15-20 salted, roasted peanuts
Open the Mexican coke and pour out about 4 ounces of soda. Add whiskey and salted peanuts. Serve.