Chaste presents drink 850

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

"We didn't know the first thing about doing this," said Grasswick. "It has been a whirlwind and a long path of educating ourselves."

Prior to beginning the journey, Grasswick was living in Atlanta and working for her alma mater, Agnes Scott College, and applying to grad school. Fannin was also looking at returning to school to take pre-med classes.

Grasswick quit her job and moved back to South Walton to work full time for their new company they named Chaste.

"Deciding on a brand name was the toughest part," said Fannin. "A friend suggested Chaste on the Beach. We looked up the meaning of chaste and liked it. And our tagline is 'proper made easy.' It's a proper cocktail."

Chaste is the company brand and The Ricky cocktail is now No. 850, the first cocktail bottled by Chaste.

As for the name, Fannin says "850 is unique to our area and this is where it all began and we wanted the drink's name to reflect that," he said.

Fannin describes the 850 as a unique combination of different rums, pineapple and coconut, ending on a sour note that tends to make you want to keep drinking it. Grasswick says it is really refreshing — not super sweet or sour with subtle tropical notes.



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