6 BEST COCKTAILS IN SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE
Wet your whistle and enjoy bold new flavor combinations in these expertly-crafted works of drinkable art in Sevierville, Tennessee. Among all the scrumptious sips available on bar and restaurant menus throughout the city, these are true standouts. Sit back and sip happy in the Smokies.
This drink is named for a gorgeous, deep pool located under a six-foot waterfall in the Big Creek section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That Midnight Hole is a popular swimming destination for all ages; this Midnight Hole cocktail is a hit with adults. Splash your tongue with this luscious mix of vodka, violet liqueur, iris and hibiscus liqueur, muddled blackberries, house-made lavender syrup, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice topped with a bit of sparkling wine. As satisfying as jumping into a pool on a hot day, one sip begs for another. Served in a martini glass and garnished with lemon and lavender, this concoction proves that natural beauty can be deliciously inspiring.
Get It At: The Appalachian, located in historic downtown Sevierville, is an upscale restaurant helmed by Chef David Rule that gives the food of Appalachia a contemporary spin.
Like historic downtown Sevierville itself—which is emerging from hidden gem to hotspot—this drink is a best-kept-secret that deserves to stand in the spotlight. The Frankie, named for the brass deer that serves as the bar’s mascot, is a quirky twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. Featuring made-in-Tennessee whiskey infused with chocolate and peanut butter flavors, the well-balanced concoction is alcohol-driven with subtle sweetness. Garnished with a cherry and served in a rocks glass with one large ice cube, The Frankie is as pleasant as a smile. Enjoy one as a digestif or paired with dessert.
Get It At: Seasons 101, located inside Central Hotel in historic downtown Sevierville, is an American-bistro style restaurant led by Chef Deron Little that showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Time things right and you can savor a Sunset Martini while watching the sun dip behind the Smoky Mountains. But any time of the evening that you order one, the drink pairs perfectly with the surrounding panoramic views of the Sevierville skyline. This mix of sparking Italian prosecco, Grand Marnier, sugar, and bitters reinterprets the classic French 75. Wine forward with subtly sweet notes of orange, it’s served in a coupe glass befitting its quiet sophistication. This customer favorite is as popular as selfies with the city’s iconic historic courthouse in the background.
Get It At: 101 Sky Lounge, the rooftop bar located atop Central Hotel in historic downtown Sevierville, is a convivial spot to relax around fire pits, take in the stunning views, and enjoy a custom cocktail.
Key Lime Pie Martini
When you’re ready to cue up dessert—perhaps alongside a game of eight-ball, one-pocket, or bowlliards—consider this popular blend of key lime liqueur, vanilla vodka, Licor 43 (a yellow spirit made using 43 different herbs and botanicals), fresh lime juice, and cream. Poured into a martini glass rimmed with crushed graham cracker crumbs, this delightful drink tastes like its namesake pie with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and kick of bright citrus acidity. Created by Mixologist Blaire Reid, it’s the bar’s top seller. Pucker up as you rack ‘em up.
Get It At: East Tennessee Billiards, a family-friendly pool hall with six diamond pool tables, offers a menu of pub-style food and drinks.
Spiked S’mores Shake
Get in on this childhood favorite with an adults-only spin. The menu presents five boozy milkshakes—all enticing temptations—but we’ll give the edge to this campfire-inspired treat with its provocative combination of Chocolate Syrup, Marshmallow Vodka, and Graham Crackers. Even your straw will thank you for this treat.
Get It At: Graze Burgers, located in historic downtown Sevierville, is a casual eatery best-known for its grass-fed beef burgers—though its hot dogs, soups, salads, milkshakes, and other options are equally tasty.
A fitting tribute to Dolly Parton – who played her first paying gig at The Pines Theater in 1956 – the 9 to 5 is crafted with Dripping Springs Vodka, espresso, Kahlua, Ole Smoky Salted Caramel Whiskey and salt. This refreshing cocktail is perfectly enjoyed while playing a round of duckpin bowling with friends and enjoying a delicious house made pizza!
Get It At: The Pines Downtown, a new entertainment venue in Downtown Sevierville, features duckpin bowling, snookball, shuffleboard, Giant Jenga and more. The building itself was once The Pines Theater where Dolly Parton played her first paying gig at the age of 10.
Stay safe while in Sevierville and sip responsibly. If you need a ride, consider Benz Taxi.