Johnny Caldwell

Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves, listed among Imbibe Magazine’s ‘75 People to Watch in 2018’ and named two of Charleston's 50 Most Progressive, are the dynamic duo known around the globe as the curly-haired Cocktail Bandits. These full-time Charleston Beverage Ambassadors met at the College of Charleston, and now, with their booming hospitality business and self-titled Cocktail Bandits blog, promote female empowerment through advocacy for the food and beverage community from a feminine, urban perspective. The curly ladies, who talk cocktails daily, educate and entertain their growing blog audience through their own original cocktail recipes, by promoting the craftsmanship of other bar professionals and by sharing their experiences at foodie events all around the Holy City and beyond.

Their highly anticipated book, ‘Holy Spirits! Charleston Culture Through Cocktails’ features over 50 original recipes, is available now.