Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week Announces 2011 Signature Cocktail - The Absolut Rickshaw

May 13,2011

A streetcar is in Atlanta’s future, in the meantime get into the spirit by enjoying an Absolut®Rickshaw! Central Atlanta Progress has unveiled the 2011 Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week (DARW) Signature Cocktail: The Absolut®Rickshaw. Sure to be an “Absolut” hit, the newly created apple and ginger infused spirit will make its long awaited debut on May 28, kicking off the beginning of Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. For one lip-smacking week only, restaurant patrons will be able to order this tasty new libation at any participating DARW restaurant.

Lucky guests at the recent Atlanta Restaurant Weeks Tasting Party, held at Loews Atlanta Hotel, got a sneak peek at the signature cocktail. While sampling the apple-ginger flavored cocktail and snacking on delectable treats from several participating Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead restaurants, they had the chance to nominate choices for its unique name.

“We are thrilled to again bring an event that does such a wonderful job showcasing so many of the amazing restaurants Downtown Atlanta has to offer,” said A.J. Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. “Each year the signature drink and restaurant menus get more and more creative and this summer will be no different. The Absolut® Rickshaw will go perfectly with all the menu options, so make a reservation and try it!”

For patrons who want to test their bartending skills at home, below are the ingredients for this year’s specialty drink:


2 oz.        Absolut Orient Apple
½ oz.       Cranberry Juice
2 oz.        Ginger Ale
Serve over ice                                                                              

Wondering what to pair with your new, Streetcar-inspired cocktail? From May 28 through June 5, try three-course meals for only $25 at the following restaurants:Azio, Café Circa, Der Biergarten, French American Brasserie (FAB), Georgia Peach, Max Lager’s Wood Fired Grill & Brewery, Meehan’s Public House Downtown, No Mas! Cantina, Pittypat’s Porch, ROOM, Spoon – Westside, and STATS. $35 options will also be available at Atlanta Grill, BLT Steak, Legal Sea Foods, Ray’s in the City, Rise Sushi Lounge, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View. Seven restaurants, Benihana, Dantanna’s Downtown, Peasant Bistro, Social, Terrace on Peachtree, Thrive, and Truvawill be offering options for both $25 and $35.  

Menus of each restaurant’s offerings are available online at Now you can conveniently make your reservations online at, ensuring you have the best seat in the house for the best DARW yet!  Bon appétit!

The 2011 Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week is sponsored by Atlanta Business Chronicle, Bank of America, The Coca-Cola Company, Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District,, The Reynolds Group Inc., United Distributors and US Food Service.