Splash of this, splash of that 

THE DIGS: Rainwater, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-777-0033. www.rainwaterrestaurant.com.

THE DRINK: Berry Sexy martini

MIXOLOGY: This sensual drink begins with a fresh fruit mixture -- often raspberries and blackberries -- that is left to macerate in Grand Marnier and baker's sugar for hours. Next, Belvedere Cytrus is mixed with either crème de cassis or Chambord black raspberry liquor. Finally, this keen, cloudless concoction is topped off with Chandon champagne.

VIBE: As if a Napa Valley vineyard estate were located in north Fulton, Rainwater is palatial with Tuscan earth tones of wood, iron and cobalt accents. The New American cuisine, like its surroundings, has wine country's seasonal scope and sensibilities.

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