Chaste presents drink 850


Ricky Fannin and Bess Grasswick, founders of Chaste.

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 04:25 PM.

Two locals have teamed up to bring South Walton its first bottled signature cocktail — No. 850.

No. 850 is the first drink to be bottled by Ricky Fannin and Bess Grasswick's newly-formed company, Chaste.

Fannin designed the drink in his home kitchen several years ago after he began working as a bartender at WaterColor in 2007 and served it to friends. One day while he was working at the Tiki bar, a woman said she wanted something different and refreshing. Fannin served her the drink he had concocted in his kitchen and she loved it. She asked what the name of it was. When told it did not have a name, she said she would call it The Ricky.

After that day, Fannin got many requests for The Ricky.

When Fannin's childhood friend, Grasswick, came by to see him at the bar one day, he made the drink for her and she loved it also. She watched as others asked for it.

When Fannin asked Grasswick if she wanted to go in with him to bottle The Ricky, she said sure, as long as they didn't do it halfway.

A few days later they incorporated. That was the end of September 2011.

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