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Like everything else offered at 1808 Grille, the specialty cocktails are seasonal; but it would be hard to find one on the menu that you wouldn’t enjoy any time of the year. During the summer, you can expect light concoctions such as the bee’s knees, which includes Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice and local honey syrup, or the Belle Meade summer fashion, a version of the old fashioned with Belle Meade bourbon, Thatcher’s apple spice liqueur and orange.
But when the weather cools off, the drinks at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant get a little warmer, like the autumn Manhattan with Four Roses small batch bourbon, cinnamon-infused vermouth, and walnut and Aztec chocolate bitters; and the apple of my chai, which is made with chai-infused Ketel One vodka, apple cider and honey. No matter what time of year you belly up to the bar at 1808 Grille, you can expect some version of a Julep on the menu. In the summer it was the Tennessee Julep with Prichard’s Sweet Lucy bourbon liqueur, soda water, sugar, mint and lime, while the fall Julep was made with Prichard’s Tennessee Whiskey, Bitter Truth apricot liqueur and mint.