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A Mediterranean Vacation in Your Neighborhood

22 March 2017

As the sister restaurant to Hammocks Trading Company, Under The Cork Tree has created a similarly superb reputation for itself. The restaurant is known for Mediterranean food and specialities like crispy sweet and spicy lamb ribs, lemony fried artichokes and beautifully crafted salads. Now that spring has sprung, their wrap-around patio is a great place for dining al fresco. Read below for the recipe to their signature blood orange cocktail (a Brazilian Blood Sour) and learn more about owner, Jason Sheetz. Under The Cork Tree will also be a participating restaurant at Food That Rocks Saturday, May 6th- come taste their food under the big tents in Hammond Park! Tickets here:


Under The Cork Tree’s Brazilian Blood Sour


5 oz. Veev Acai

5 oz. Lemon Juice

1 oz Simply Syrup

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Muddled Blood Orange


  1. Muddle blood orange.
  2. Pour all ingredients together.
  3. Stir blood orange and ingredient mixture together. Enjoy!

More from Under The Cork Tree:

Crispy lamb ribs with sweet and spicy sauce, pickles and cilantro

Crispy lamb ribs with sweet and spicy sauce, pickles and cilantro

Fried artichokes with bagda cauda sauce and pecorino cheese

Fried artichokes with bagda cauda sauce and pecorino cheese

About Jason Sheetz:



Jason is the co-owner of Hammocks Trading Company and Under The Cork Tree. Hammocks, opened in 2012, and quickly became a popular dining destination in Sandy Springs. He and partner, Chef William Sigley, opened their second restaurant, Under The Cork Tree, at The Prado Shopping Center in 2016. Under The Cork Tree offers Mediterranean dishes in a casual elegant atmosphere as well as a tapas and wine bar.

Before opening Hammocks, Jason managed many well known restaurants in the Atlanta area including Blue Ridge Grill and Bones. At 26, Jason accepted the opportunity to work with Master Chef Tom Catherall, owner of Here To Serve Restaurants, where he served as a General Manager and Area Director.

Jason, a Sandy Springs native, understands the area and the opportunities Sandy Springs has to offer small and large businesses. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce, serves as chairman of the Restaurant Council, is a founding member of Savor Sandy Springs and is an active supporter of Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism as well as numerous local schools and civic groups.

Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Georgia. He and his wife, Lake, reside in Kennesaw with their 2 children and house full of rescued four legged family members.

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