We all know what a speakeasy is, but it’s only really until about a year ago that Charlotte finally got one that truly lives up to the concept. The people behind Dot Dot Dot have succeeded in where most ventures have failed; commitment and restraint. The experience begins immediately once you walk into what was a former storage unit located in the back lot of Park Rd Shopping Center. The red leather booths, tin coffer ceilings, and low light give the feeling of what one might imagine speakeasies were like during the prohibition era without being kitschy. The shining star of the space has to be the marble bar that faces an the extensive collection of whiskey and other spirits. If possible, try to grab a seat at the bar, it will give you a chance to chat up the bartenders and maybe even meet new friends in the process.
With the mercury finally rising, we are undoubtedly in for another scorching summer. So what are you to reach for when trying to beat the summer heat? May I suggest grabbing some fresh seasonal fruit and mixing yourself up some homemade agua fresca. A staple in Mexican culture with a basic recipe of fruit, water, and sugar, agua frescas are slowly gaining popularity on this side of the border. So when Kriska asked me to help come up with drinks for a fiesta themed engagement party, an agua fresca bar was a no-brainer. The best part is that they are fairly easy to make, and all you need is a trusty blender and a mesh strainer or cheese cloth for that refreshing taste!