Press Features

DESIGN*SPONGE FEATURE - Online feature on Cocktail Bandits' new book,  Holy Spirits! , including a book giveaway and "Gentle Lady Gimlet" recipe   Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves, listed among  Imbibe Magazine ’s “75 People to Watch in 2018,” are the dynamic duo known as   Cocktail Bandits  . Since launching in 2013, Caldwell and Reaves have hosted the 2017 Saveur Blog Awards and already have collaborations with international brands such as Red Bull, Avion Tequila, Renaissance Hotel and Toyota under their belts. Their first book all about Charleston cocktail culture is called   Holy Spirits!   Find them on on Twitter  @cocktailbandits  and Instagram  @cocktailbandits .   Cocktail Bandits’ cocktail is the Gentle Lady Gimlet    (pictured below, cover and cocktail images by    Jovon Roberts   ) ... Read More

DESIGN*SPONGE FEATURE - Online feature on Cocktail Bandits' new book, Holy Spirits!, including a book giveaway and "Gentle Lady Gimlet" recipe

Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves, listed among Imbibe Magazine’s “75 People to Watch in 2018,” are the dynamic duo known as Cocktail Bandits. Since launching in 2013, Caldwell and Reaves have hosted the 2017 Saveur Blog Awards and already have collaborations with international brands such as Red Bull, Avion Tequila, Renaissance Hotel and Toyota under their belts. Their first book all about Charleston cocktail culture is called Holy Spirits! Find them on on Twitter @cocktailbandits and Instagram @cocktailbandits. Cocktail Bandits’ cocktail is the Gentle Lady Gimlet (pictured below, cover and cocktail images by Jovon Roberts)...Read More

NEW YORK TIMES - Online feature about Joe Riley, Charleston's mayor of 40 years, and his biography  The Mayor  by Brian Hicks   In his new biography, “The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston,” Brian Hicks, a local news columnist, recounts that when Mr. Riley marched to Columbia in 2000 to call for the Confederate flag’s removal from the capitol, he was forced to wear a bulletproof vest after receiving threats. Later that year, the legislature moved the flag off the capitol dome to a place in front of the building.... Read More

NEW YORK TIMES - Online feature about Joe Riley, Charleston's mayor of 40 years, and his biography The Mayor by Brian Hicks

In his new biography, “The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston,” Brian Hicks, a local news columnist, recounts that when Mr. Riley marched to Columbia in 2000 to call for the Confederate flag’s removal from the capitol, he was forced to wear a bulletproof vest after receiving threats. Later that year, the legislature moved the flag off the capitol dome to a place in front of the building....Read More


Additional Press

Web

Imbibe Magazine (print and digital) - Cocktail Bandits feature - 75 People to Watch in 2018
Garden & Gun - Recipe feature from New Charleston Cuisine
Cuisine Noir - holy spirits! book feature + giveaway
Eater Charleston - Holy Spirits! book launch party
Holy City Sinner - Mellow Mushroom 40th anniversary celebration
Charleston Magazine (print and digital) - Duke Hagerty cover story
Beaufort Gazette - Citadel anniversary book review
Charleston City Paper - Cocktail Bandits book announcement
Charleston Chronicle - Cocktail Bandits book announcement
Eater Charleston - American Surrealist cocktail review at zero george
Garden & Gun - Rice & Ducks First Look (Slideshow)
Art Mag - Cocktail Bandits feature story
College of Charleston Magazine - Cocktail Bandits alumni feature
Emory Medicine Magazine (print and digital) - Duke Hagerty alumni feature
The Post and Courier - American Surrealist book review
Coastal Conservation League blog - American Surrealist book launch announcement
The Island Eye News - Duke Hagerty interview
United States Bartenders’ Guild blog - Cocktail Bandits book announcement
skirt. Magazine - Cocktail Bandits book launch event + recipe feature
The Post and Courier (print and digital) - In Darkest South Carolina book excerpts
Charleston City Paper - Food & bev influencers cover story - Cocktail Bandits
James Island Bugle - Bowen’s Island book review
Moultrie News - In Darkest South Carolina book release announcement
The Barman TV blog - Cocktail Bandits interview
The Post and Courier - New Charleston Cuisine book overview
Charleston City Paper - Cocktail Bandits book launch announcement
Blue Bicycle Books blog - Holy Spirits! happy hour event
Charleston Scene - Holy Spirits! book release announcement
Charleston City Paper - Itinerant Literate booze + books event with Cocktail Bandits
Beau Magazine - Holy Spirits! book feature + recipes
Charleston City Paper - Holy Spirits! book review + margarita fest interview
The Post and Courier - Citadel anniversary book review
Holy City Sinner - Citadel anniversary book launch event at Charleston Library Society
INDY Week - Cocktail Bandits launch party for Red Bull Organics line
Black Southern Belle - Holy Spirits! recipe features
The Fashionable Traveler blog - Make + shake Cocktail Bandits event at West Elm coverage
The Post and Courier - The Mayor wins IPPY Award announcement
Buildings are Cool blog - The Mayor book review
Independent Publishers - IPPY Award announcement: The Mayor
Jahde Made blog - Cocktail Bandits at Charleston Wine + Food Festival
Attention to Darling blog - American Surrealist cocktail at zero george
Queen of the Food Age blog - Holy Spirits! featured as part of gift guide
Pat Conroy Literary Center blog - John Warley Citadel book event
The Post and Courier - New Charleston Cuisine book excerpt

TV/Video

Lowcountry Live! - Cocktail Bandits live recipe demonstration
Lowcountry Live! - Brian Hicks Author Spotlight
Beau Magazine - Cocktail Bandits interview
Quintin’s Close-ups - Cocktail Bandits interview
Quintin’s Close-ups - Brian Hicks interview

Print

skirt. Magazine (“The Girlfriends” issue) - Holy Spirits! launch event feature
The Local Palate (“The Drinks” issue) - Holy Spirits! “Building a Home Bar” book excerpt
Charleston Magazine (February 2016 issue) - Bowen’s Island book feature
The Post and Courier - The Citadel 175th anniversary special section book feature
The Local Palate (April 2016 issue) - Bowen’s Island book feature
Ducks Unlimited Magazine (Holiday 2017 issue) - Rice & Ducks re-release announcement
Charleston Style & Design Magazine - Interview with Brian Hicks
Citadel Alumni News (Summer 2018 issue) - Citadel anniversary book announcement
The Citadel Magazine (2018) - Citadel anniversary book announcement

Radio/Podcasts

Walter Edgar Radio Show (NPR, November 2015) - Brian Hicks interview for The Mayor
Ohm Radio 96.3 FM (January 2016) - Brian Hicks interview for Greetings from Charleston
The Winnow podcast - New Charleston Cuisine book release celebration