Edgar’s Proof & Provision is the Midtown hot spot for cocktails and bar bites. Drop by Tuesday-Saturday for a sip of something delicious- their Felled Fruit Cocktail. Head mixologist James Wampler shares his secret to this flavorful concoction. Read more about James and try his recipe below:
3/4 oz. lime
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. aperol
1/4 oz. pineapple vinegar (you can substitute Apple cider vinegar)
1 3/4 oz. Kodiak black cherry vodka
3-5 drops Cherry bark vanilla bitters
1. Shake with a sprig of rosemary.
3. Serve on the rocks garnished with a sprig of rosemary.
A ten year veteran in the craft cocktail world, James Wampler joins Edgar’s Proof and Provision as the head mixologist. Wampler joins Edgar’s Proof and Provision from Muss and Turner’s hidden bar, Eleanor’s, where he worked for three years as head bartender, lead mixologist and manager. While there, he implemented a new cocktail program and created efficient employee systems and responsibilities. Wampler began his career in Atlanta under the leadership of Eric Simpkins at Trois Bar in 2006 and later went on to work at the Mansion on Peachtree in 2008. He also worked behind a few other local restaurant bars before transferring to The Gin Joint in Charleston, SC. Two years later, Wampler found his way back to Atlanta and began working at Eleanor’s. With an exceptional work ethic and motivation, Wampler has a vast knowledge of the craft cocktail industry.
During his time in the industry, Wampler has received mentions in Food & Wine Magazine and was named Cobb County’s Best Bartender by Cobb Life. He is also a three-time finalist in Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition and runner-up in Woodford Reserve’s Manhattan Experience. His commitment to serving exceptional craft cocktails, his impeccable work ethic and outstanding self-motivation marry well with the culture and tradition of Edgar’s Proof and Provision.