One of the Buckhead Triangle’s most happening destinations for dining and imbibing—the bilevel Big Sky Buckhead driven by Top Chef contestant Hector Santiago’s Latin-influenced cuisine—certainly loves Kelly Neel and for good reason. After helping open Big Sky in early 2014, this 23-year-old Florida State University grad (who serves as the event manager and director of Big Sky’s VIP program) is now whipping up some seriously tasty sippers. When the Marietta native isn’t wearing numerous hats at Big Sky, you can find her getting her downward dog on with some hot yoga. Speaking of heat, she’s turning it up with her signature Drunk ’n’ Pumpkin—a RumChata and pumpkin spice-infused coffee laced with Godiva white chocolate liqueur and crowned with whipped cream—to graciously help us combat those unforgivingly cold days of winter. @bigskybuckhead
Drunk ’n’ Pumpkin
6 oz. pumpkin spice coffee
3/4 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 1/4 oz. RumChata
Cinnamon stick to garnish
Mix the coffee and liqueurs together and pour into your favorite mug. Apply a generous dollop of whipped cream on top; dust with cinnamon; and add a cinnamon stick to garnish.