I'm looking for the best classic cocktails in Atlanta. I've been to Prohibition, which was beyond underwhelming. Leon's in Decatur isn't bad, but they're so unbearably slow, even by Southern standards. Haven't made it do Drinkshop, though the W strikes me as a bit trendy, which has me wary.
I want something akin to Pegu Club/Death & Co./PDT in NYC, Drink in Boston, or The Edison in LA. Ideally, someplace where the cocktail menu won't send a diabetic to shock at the sight of it, someplace that understands which drinks should be stirred and which shaken, barring customer specification, and if I'm really dreaming, someplace able to judge my taste profile and introduce me to something both unfamiliar and transcendent.
Barring that, I'll take a properly made Rye Manhattan (that is, without muddled sugar...)
I would forever be in your debt.