Maya Sidamonidze, Owner of The Terrace Restaurant and Hotel
If you prefer wine over cocktails, the best place to visit is g.Vino in Old Tbilisi, which offers a wide variety of Georgian natural bio-artisan wines produced by small wine makers locally. Each of them is different and of a unique character. Served by professional sommeliers providing helpful recommendations according to your tastes, you’ll find yourself enjoying delicious wine appetizers in a friendly ambience. But if you really want to try something different, my advice is to order Saperavi by Gvardzelashvili, Khikhvi by Chotiashvili, and Mtsvane by Doremi.
ROOMS HOTEL TBILISI
An Old Fashioned cocktail at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi is a great choice for those who prefer something simple and stronger. Adding whiskey, a few other ingredients and ice makes it easy to prepare but making one that sets itself apart can be challeng- ing. The best Old Fashioned recipe ever.
FANFAN RESTAURANT IN BATUMI
A Mexican Watermelon Cocktail at Fanfan Restaurant in Batumi is the best choice for those on summer holidays there. The blend of chilled seasonal watermelon with tequila is simple and refreshing after a hot summer day at the beach. But be careful- it’s delicious, but strong! Two glasses are enough to get a bit tipsy...
ASIAN RESTAURANT UMAMI AT RADISSON BLU IVERIA TBILISI
A Lychee Martini in Asian Restaurant Umami at Radisson Blu Iveria Tbilisi is my favorite choice. The sweet tropical lychee fruit adds an Asian twist to a traditional vodka martini and goes perfectly with oriental meals.
A Thai Bloody Mary at Culinarium by Tekuna Gachechiladze is the perfect treat for a hangover. A Bloody Mary with freshly squeezed tomato and a hot Asian twist is the ideal drink for Sunday brunch.