Warm Up This Winter

Who says your winter cocktails must be heated to keep you warm? We prefer spice notes, honey, and citrus. We also dare to dive into some ice. Here are three favorites:


"It's a classic, with a blended scotch paired with ginger, honey, lemon, and that smoky Laphroaig misted over the top. It fits so perfectly with the season."

• 2 oz blended scotch
• 1 oz lemon juice
• .5 oz honey syrup
• .5 oz ginger syrup
• .25 oz Laphroig scotch

Shake the blended scotch, lemon juice, and syrups with ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass with a single large ice cube. Pour Laphroig over the back of a bar spoon so that it floats atop the drink, and finish with a lemon wheel.

Winter Margarita

"It's just like a traditional Margarita but with an egg white. And we split be base between reposado tequila and mezcal. It gives you those summer flavors but with the thickness of the body and smoke of the mezcal."

• 1 oz respado
• 1 oz mezcal
• 1 oz lime juice
• .75 oz simple syrup
• 1 egg white

Shake the ingredients without ice then, shake again with ice. Strain into a coupe glass and serve up with a salted rim.

Good Tidings

"With the cranberry and allspice you get those more traditional winter flavors and scents, but it drinks like a tall, easy Collins."

• 1.5 oz vodka
• 1 oz cointreau
• 1 oz lemon juice
• 1 oz cranberry juice
• 1 barspoon of allspice dram

Shake the ingredients with ice. Strain into a collins glass over ice and top with soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel studded with cloves.  

Brunch with the Best

When it comes to Saturday & Sunday, you and your friends want the best Brunch that Nashville has to offer, right? Look no more! We here at 3st have put together a list of our favorite weekend brunch spots that include the coolest patios, tastiest food, and the best drinks and specials!


The perfect blend of atmosphere and southern charm, SOUTH is known for their modern take on classic southern delicacies and expansive list of wines, beers, and cocktails. SOUTH's contemporary casual atmosphere allows for countless hours of bottomless mimosa fueled conversation.

1524 Demonbreun Street, Nashville TN 37203

Brunch served Saturday 11am-2pm, Sunday 11am-3pm

What to eat: Chicken Biscuit Plate or the Hangover Burger
What to drink: $12 Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys

Suzy Wong's House of Yum

Suzy Wong's offers a brunch experience like none other! Atmosphere for days, delicious asian cuisine, and non-stop entertainment; Enjoy your meal while watching Suzy's signature 'Drag'n Brunch Show' featuring some of Nashville's finest and funniest Drag Queens!

1515 Church Street, Nashville TN 37203

Brunch served Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm 

What to eat: French Toast Maki or Breakfast Quesadilla
What to drink: 2-4-1 Mimosas

Saint Anejo

M Street's premiere Mexican restaurant, featuring inspired Mexican cuisine, Latin mixology, and a premium tequila and mezcal menu of over 120 labels. Creative tacos, house made guac, and signature margaritas make Saint Anejo a staple in the Gulch. The nestled location and shared patio make for prime weekend outdoor time with friends.

1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203

Brunch served Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm

What to eat: Horchata French Toast or Chilaquilas
What to drink: 2-4-1 Specialty Cocktails

5th & Taylor

5th & Taylor is a Germantown go-to for classic dishes with modern culinary twists. Weekends at 5th mean a brunch menu that offers diverse homestyle cuisine, an expansive dining room and a tree covered patio that transports you away from your bustling everyday life. Open dining space and tons of natural light provide the perfect brunch atmosphere for large parties.

1411 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

Brunch served Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm

What to eat: Omelette w/ chorizo
What to drink: Club Banger or Cucumber Gimlet

Marche Artisan Foods

Marche is a bustling European style eatery located in 5 Points of East Nashville. The food is elegant, the atmosphere, quaint; perfect for both large and small brunch groups! The menu sees seasonal selections so go often to experience everything Marche has to offer.

1000 Main Street, Nashville TN, 37206

Brunch served Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

What to eat: Sweet Crepes
What to drink: Spicy Bellini or Dark & Stormy

Things Got Swanky

We had a wonderful time at East Nashville's historic Riverwood Mansion with spicy fall cocktails and good grub from our friends at Confeastador. Look at how good we look in a mansion...

Gifs and photos and booze, oh my!



We're taking a break to be with our families... but our friends at green brier distillery are drinking straight through the holidays. Check your email for a special discount for 3st members!

Not on the email list? Join the party already.

Brewed In Nashville

If you have history with Nashville, you probably remember a time before 12th South was safe, O'Charley's was the only local restaurant, and breweries didn't exist (to be fair, Gerst was a local brewery, but the tanks had been dry for a long, long time and Blackstone was more of a restaurant and Bosco's is closed). But other than those, breweries didn't exist. 

Then, some upstarts from Mississippi opened the big, creaking doors in Marathon Village and Yazoo was born. In the tiny tap room, hordes of people sucked down a limited selection of beer in the terribly insulated room. Lines spilled out of the door. Volunteers were gifted a case (or two) for help during bottling pushes. 

In no time, more breweries popped up. Today, every neighborhood as a local spot and many have more than one. If you love beer, this is a great time to be in Nashville.

If you want to try them all, take out of town friends on a tour, or just get up to speed, here is a good resource.

In Defense of the Hangover

To begin with, you earned it. You howled at the moon, soared with eagles, and probably fell like a withering Redwood.

So why claim you'll never drink again?

There is no guaranteed cure other than time, but there are many things you can do to take the edge off. Here are our favorite three:

The Michelada

This Mexican-born day after cure can help you and the crew get back on your feet by giving you a taste of what knocked you down. Here's a recipe 8 of you:

1 32-oz. bottle chilled Clamato (about 4 cups)
1 32-oz. bottle or 3 12-oz. bottles chilled Mexican lager
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
1 tsp. Maggi Seasoning
2 Tbsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
Lime wedges (for serving)

Mix Clamato, lager, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and Maggi Seasoning in a large pitcher.

Mix salt and chili powder on a small plate. Rub rims of pint glasses with lime wedges and dip in salt mixture. Fill glasses with ice, add Michelada mixture, and garnish with lime wedges.

The Protein Brunch

You want something greasy, but you actually need protein. 

In the body, proteins are broken down into individual amino acids – the substance that helps detoxify your liver and, in turn, assists your recovery. Alcohol depletes the number of amino acids in your body so replenishing your stock come breakfast time will help get things ‘back to normal’. 

So go crazy on the bacon and eggs. Throw in some sausage and country ham. Oh, and skip the coffee. The caffeine dehydrates you and that makes the hangover worse. Eat up then go back to bed.

The Beg For Mercy

Sometimes, there's nothing you can do. Curl up in a ball, moan, make sweeping life decisions, text friends begging for moral support... In a day (or two), you'll be fine. Just wait it out or search for a higher power. 

Everyone likes to have a good time, but pace yourself. Maybe the best way to cure a hangover is to not be that guy or girl. Eat before you go out, offset your drinks with water, and queue up Uber for a safe ride home.

Classic Cocktails: Manhattan

As substantial and complex its namesake, the Manhattan packs a punch. If you are whiskey/bourbon/rye lover and have a penchant for bitter flavors, this is your drink. 

But a moment with "bitter." Don't confuse this with "bad." Bitters and bitter liquor are a botanical blend of flavors that lend aromatic and/or dry flavors to a drink. Many people are drawn to the sweetness of sugar drinks (like an Old Fashioned) and assume they will hate bitters. We find that bitters slow the drinking process down a bit and give you more room to truly enjoy the cocktail. So give it a whirl and judge for yourself.

Here's What You Need:

4 ounces rye whiskey
2 ounces sweet vermouth
4 dashes Angostura bitters
Garnish: 2 Maraschino cherries

Here's How To Make It:

Pour the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until outside of shaker is very cold to touch.
Place a maraschino cherry in each of two chilled cocktail glasses. Dividing evenly, strain the contents of the shaker over cherries and serve immediately.

Look At All The Fun We Had

Missed the fun? Don't remember the night?

Here's a Recap video for you.

But wait, there's gifs, too!

(Click the image to see into the gif treasure chest.) 

(Click the image to see into the gif treasure chest.) 

Fun, right?  You want to come to the next one?

 You'll have to wait. 

Quit your whining.  Haven't you ever heard that good things come to those who wait?  We're taking a break in October to prep for November's kick-ass event at Riverwood Mansion.  That's right, a literal mansion full of booze and good times.    

Ticket info coming soon!

Classic Cocktails: Mai Tai

What is it about time that attempts to ruin classic cocktails? The time has come to revive the often over sweetened and under appreciated Mai Tai.

Some Background:

The origin of this classic rum cocktail is one of the great debates in tikidom. Both Ernest Beaumont-Gantt (a.k.a. "Donn Beach," the father of tiki culture) and Trader Vic founder Victor Bergeron lay claim to its invention. This version borrows from Beaumont-Gantt's recipe, which adds dashes of Pernod and Angostura bitters for complexity.

Here's What You Need:

  • Pineapple wedge, cherry and mint sprig, for garnish
  • 1 dash Pernod
  • 1 cup cracked ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum, such as Meyer's Plantation
  • 1/2 ounce orange curaçao
  • Ice cubes
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Here's How To Make It:

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add 1 ounce of the dark rum and the white rum, lime juice, curaçao, bitters and Pernod; shake well.
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with cracked ice.
  • Float the remaining dark rum on top.
  • Garnish with the pineapple, cherry and mint sprig.

This Is Gonna Be Grape

We've got a hint of fall weather this week, which pairs PERFECTLY with merlot. Or chardonnay, or pinot, or cabernet...

What we're trying to say is that you should put a little class in your glass and join us as we host Grape Expectations at the beautiful City Winery venue. This month, proceeds will go to Nashville Wine Auction, uniting the wine community to fund the fight against cancer.

We've got some stellar brands ready to mix things up:

  • Scotto Cellars
  • Mionetto
  • Belle Meade Bourbon
  • Pisco 100
  • Owl’s Brew
  • Spiked Seltzer
  • Re:Find Distillery
  • And More!

We'll see you September 3rd!

Come get your grape on.

Stop Wine-ing About It

Forget labels, grapes, ratings, or prices. The best lesson I learned about wine was to drink what I liked. 

So you don't taste apricot, rose petal, earth, smoke, or whatever else some classically trainer sniffer tells you is in the glass. Who cares. Oh, you do care. Then start by appreciating that wine, unlike many spirits, relies heavily on provenance. And follow some steps. We like the ones from a past Esquire article:

1. Always decant your wine. It's anybody's guess which wines need to "breathe" and for how long, but decanting a wine is a good way of signaling to your guests that they're about to drink something worthy of special treatment. Enjoyment of a wine tends to be strongly influenced by how good we expect it to be.

2. Choose based on the label. The foundational text for this emerging branch of wine theory was written by Matthew Latkiewicz, who is no one's definition of a wine expert. The basic idea is this: Our impressions of the wines we drink are influenced by what we think of the label (see #1), so choosing a wine based on the label isn't so crazy, after all. I personally like to go for Old World bottles with pictures of châteaux on them, or New World ones with animals doing things or trendy graphic-design elements.

3. Spend $15-$30 per bottle. It's unlikely that you're going to get anything totally undrinkable in this range. A real expert can suss out a fantastic $9 bottle. You, friend, are not a real expert, so don't play that game. Don't spend over $30 for a wine you haven't tasted. Wine tasting is subjective. One man's ambrosia is another's cat urine.

4. Drink your reds colder. Can you think of a single drink other than wine that people tell you to drink at a tepid 70 degrees? While there are certain science-y advantages in terms of opening up a wine's aromas, I find wine at this temperature to be hard to get through. I always chill my red wine down a little bit before drinking — we're not talking "Tap the Rockies" here, just pleasantly cool and refreshing. Also, if a wine is not so great, this tends to mute its objectionable characteristics.

We love Woodland Wine Merchant in East Nashville

5. Ask the guy at the wine store for help. Regardless of what his tastes are, he'll give you some great material to regurgitate to your guests. Such as:

"The interesting thing about this Merlot is that it's made by a fourth-generation Napa grower who's still using the same vines his great-grandfather brought over from France." 

There. The wine tastes better.

6. Serve the best wine first. If it's hard to tell the difference between cheap and expensive wine when you're sober, just try doing it once you've had a few glasses (alcohol deadens the palate). So, save the plonk for the end of the night, and no one will be the wiser.

If all else fails, go to Bar Luca.

Slushies = Summertime

Nothing freezes your summer brain more than frozen drinks, but mixing these mind numbing cocktails can seem overwhelming.


The trick is to use great ingredients and keep the process simple. Here, we're remixing the tired mojito and making a drink that begs for music, SPF 30, backyards, and best friends. Give it a whirl and enjoy the last bit of summertime.

Here's What You Need:

  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice (about 4 to 6 limes)
  • 1/4 c. agave
  • 1/3 c. fresh mint leaves
  • 2 limes, zested
  • 1/2 c. light rum
  • ice
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Here's How To Make It:

  • Add the lime juice, agave, mint leaves, lime zest, and rum to a blender. Blend until smooth. Fill the blender to top with ice and blend until slushy.
  • Pour into glasses, garnishing each with a sprig of mint and a lime slice.

Olympic Spirits

We're going for the gold on August 3rd!

If you're a member, check your email for ticket notifications. If you're not a member, request here or go about your unrewarding life. 

We'll be back to our old self with a more chill vibe in August. We'll also be back to The Bridge Building. Located at the foot of the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, this space offers badass views of the Cumberland and downtown Nashville. Get your snaps on between drinks.

We're thrilled to finally be partnered with the National Museum of African American Music.

NMAAM educates the world, preserves the legacy and celebrates the contributions of African Americans and the role they play in creating and shaping the soundtrack of American life. Your ticket purchase supports this amazing group. 

Follow us on socials at @3stofthemonth for updates on brands and news about the event. See you there!

The Start of a Revolution

What about Studio 615?! Can you guys believe that place? I sure hope you snapped a video or shot a Boomerang next to that cyc wall. 

Oh, and the DJ set... did you like that? We're usually just rockin a playlist, but this time, we let the music share the stage with the booze. That was fun, but we'll be back to our regular vibe for August.

And, how about that booze?! Those jello shots. The Red Bull cart. Budweiser was there. Hudson Whiskey served up Old Fashioneds. Tito's mixed mules. And on and on and on.

We can't forget about the food. You guys said you wanted bigger portions, so we tried something new and brought out a food truck. From the looks of things, you loved it. Did you try the kimchi waffle fries special? We were told it was 0 calories and 100% fat free!

Best of all, these parts added up to an outstanding 3st of the Month. Listen, we've been to the top of Nashville at the Renaissance Hotel. We've been in the beautiful Bell Tower. We've even snuck away to the slightly hidden SpeakEASY. But, this might have been the best 3st ever. We escaped the heat, enjoyed some amazing cocktails, and spent an outstanding Sunday afternoon together.

Check out the recap video here.

Show us your beautiful faces.

No Rebas were harmed in the making of this GIF

No Rebas were harmed in the making of this GIF

Get yourself together and make plans for August.

We're lighting the torch and going for the gold with OLYMPIC SPIRITS! Tickets go on sale to members this week!

Wanna relive that post July 3rd hangover? Follow these directions:

  • Hudson Rye
  • Stolen Smoked Rum
  • Good People Brewing
  • Red Bull popsicles
  • Rumhaven
  • Budwesier & a shot of Belle Meade Bourbon
  • Spiked Seltzer
  • Pisco 100
  • Owl's Brew
  • High Wire Distilling
  • Kirk & Sweeney
  • Caribbean's Finest
  • Cycles Gladiator
  • Yazoo Exit In Celebration
  • Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • Jackalope

Lastly, thanks to our amazing sponsor, Nashville Civic Design Center.

Founded in 2000, the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to elevate the quality of Nashville's built environment and to promote public participation in the creation of a more beautiful and functional city for all.

Check 'em out on the internet or anywhere people gather in Nashville.


We've never hosted 3st on the day before Independance Day, but this year is different. We scored an amazing location, the brands you love (and some new faces) wanted to get out there, and you guys said you couldn't go a month with 3st. 

We get that. We miss you too.

Let's pop some bottles and raise our glasses to the best damn pre-party/Sunday Funday in town!

We'll be at Studio 615 at 272 Broadmoor Lane. The venue is typically used for photo and video shoots. With LED light and a flown sound system, we're excited about the look of this event.

We're benefiting the Nashville Civic Design Center. This non-profit helps to ensure the beautiful and functionality of Nashville. They organize public events and encourage everyone with a concern to join and let their voice be heard.

As a reminder, here are the details:

  • When: Sunday, July 3rd. 1:00-4:00pm
  • Where: Studio 615 at 272 Broadmoor Lane
  • Benefiting: Nashville Civic Design Center

Let's talk about the brands. You'll be trying:

  • Hudson Rye
  • Stolen Smoked Rum
  • Good People Brewing
  • Red Bull popsicles
  • Rumhaven
  • Budwesier & a shot of Belle Meade Bourbon
  • Spiked Seltzer
  • Pisco 100
  • Owl's Brew
  • High Wire Distilling
  • Kirk & Sweeney
  • Caribbean's Finest
  • Cycles Gladiator
  • Yazoo Exit In Celebration
  • Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • Jackalope



Yep, it's gonna be one of those days.

As always, we want to thank our sponsors ahead of time:

Studio 615
Nashville Civic Design Center
Moxie Print Market
Generation Domination
FoxFuel Creative

Where is 3st Held and Who is the Non-Profit?

Every month, we look for unique spaces to host 3st. We like to bring you into a spot you might not normally go (like Riverwood Mansion) or a space you simply can't go (like the top of Renaissance Hotel during construction). But who are the people behind these amazing spaces? And, who are the non-profit leaders they choose?

We connected with Christian Paro of Studio 615 and Gary Gaston of Nashville Civic Design Center and talked Nashville, the coolest part of their jobs, and their favorite booze.

Tell me what makes your group so damn awesome?

Gary Gaston, NCDC

Gary Gaston, NCDC

Gary Gaston: NCDC is dedicated to envisioning the city. For 15 years we have served as a laboratory for new design ideas for Nashville. We even work with other cities across the country. But, I am most excited about our recent efforts to help implement amazing public space interventions. The city is a better, more livable place because of our work.

Christian Paro, Studio 615

Christian Paro: Studio 615 is one of the finest production facilities in the country.  The way it's designed with an all LED cyc room, sexy green rooms, thumping PA system, flex office space and great vehicular access for loading and unloading… Studio 615 can seamlessly transition from high-end photo and video productions to large scale events.



Christian, other than 3st of the Month (ahem), what are some other notable events or moments that have occurred at your space?

CP: We've hosted many different clients over the course of our first year, but most notable would be the opening night of Nashville Fashion Week, Carrie Underwood's Revlon photo shoot, Cage the Elephant, NEXT awards finalist reveal, and Creative Mornings.

Gary, what are some of your favorite buildings in Nashville?

Imperial House AKA "The Flying Nun"

GG: I have always been a fan of mid-century modernism. I lived at the Imperial House on West End (also known as the Flying Nun Building) when I first moved to Nashville – sorry to see that gem go. The bank building at 4th and Union is a current favorite – excited to see it is being renovated into a boutique hotel.

Ok, let’s get to the important stuff. What is your Favorite bar or watering hole in Nashville?

Family Wash on Main St in East Nashville

GG: I moved back to Germantown two years ago after living seven years in East Nashville, so I divide my time mostly between those two neighborhoods. Silo has become my neighborhood bar of choice. The drinks, staff and food are all amazing.

CP: Currently, my favorite spot is The Family Wash. We worked together on the buildout of the new space on Main Street and I've come to really enjoy the menu, food and drinks alike.  Plus, the owners and staff are just incredible people that deliver solid service every time.




What is your go-to drink?  

Classic Negroni

Spring Fling Cocktail

CP: Negroni. Equal parts gin, campari and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters and orange peel.

GG: For hosting a cocktail party in the spring or summer I serve Spring Flings. In a large pitcher combine 1 ½ cup sugar, 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice, slices of lemon, 1 cucumber thinly sliced, 1 cup fresh mint, 2 cups vodka (to taste). Let this sit for 30 minutes and stir to dissolve sugar, and add soda water and ice – garnish with lemon, mint and cucumber. Fresh, crisp and fun!

Thanks to these guys for taking the time to talk with us. Meet them, learn more about what they do, and share a drink on July 3rd. 

Want to join 3st? click here!

I'd Rather Be Boating

It was a beautiful night on the high seas for 3st of the Month's BOAT DRINKS. We stretched out in the beautiful Oak Room at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, raised glasses (more than a few times), and celebrated a perfect Friday night.

It may have rained outside, but the atmosphere inside was perfect. After check in, you guys grabbed your FoxFuel sponsored glass and hit the ground running. From Blue Chair Bay Banana Boat slushies to the classic gin cocktails, we have a little bit of everything for everyone.

We have a secret "alternate universe clock" at 3st. We can tell when the event changes into a party. How? Have you ever seen those headband antlers at Jackalope's table? For the first hour, people they sit on the table, but somewhere along the way, everyone grabs one. When we see people wearing antlers, we know we're having a good time.

3st isn't just about the party. For June, we raised money for Blood:Water Mission. Blood:Water has raised over $27 million through the creative efforts of tens of thousands of individuals seeking to make a difference. They believe that Africa holds the leadership, creativity, passion and resolve necessary to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We're thrilled to help with this cause and hope you take the time to check them out.

I'd say you enjoyed Generation Domination's GIF photo booth.

Click the photo for all the images.

Wanna see all the photos from Boat Drinks? Head over to our Facebook page. Oh, and like us while you're there.

Suit Up for Boat Drinks

Sure. It's 40 degrees at night and the rain gives way to fog, but we're betting June 3rd will be beautiful. 

How do we know? Because June's 3st of the Month is on a Friday night and that's got us fillin aight!

We're thrilled to be hosting BOAT DRINKS at The Oak Room inside Nelson Greenbrier Distillery on Clinton St. 

We've got quite a list of brands for June. Including:

  • Sailor Jerry
  • Flor De Cana
  • Blue Chair Bay
  • Jagermeister
  • Cathead Vodka
  • Owl's Brew
  • Trianon Tequila
  • Carribean's Finest Rum
  • Uncle Val's Gin
  • Mill Creek Brewery
  • Union Wine Co
  • Petergoff Vodka
  • El Dorado Rum
  • Belle Meade Bourbon
  • And more!

Don't miss this colorful event. Throw on some sunblock, grab your floaties, and dive in.

We'll see you on June 3rd!


Have we said it enough? We missed you guys! Opening up the doors at The Bell Tower and seeing so many familiar faces brought back all of the memories… well, maybe more like vague familiarities of past boozy nights over tables of cocktails and clever themes, but let’s call them memories.

We took some time off and made some changes. Most notably, Jesse Goldstein, the founding partner of 3st and man behind Food Sheriff Consumable Branding, made the tough decision to step aside and pass the event on to FoxFuel Creative. Jesse now runs marketing for Fresh Brands and, consequently, has his hands full, but his spirit is still alive and well with 3st. He was hands on during the transition and thrilled to see the event relaunch with the same familiar flavor of the past.

And what an event it was! With our non-profit sponsor, Play Rec Sports, we brought quite a mix of new spirits and stalwarts of the the local Nashville booze scene. All in all, 350 of you “sampled” 19 different spirits, wine, and beer.

Oh, and let’s not forget about the food and kickass venue! Infinity Hospitality never disappoints. They delivered a beautiful display of fruit and cheese in the amazing Bell Tower space. How about those ceilings? We were thrilled to have a breeze in the patio area and show off some of the versatility of the space.