After opening in October of 2014 as Asheville’s first craft cocktail space, Sovereign Remedies quickly established itself as THE place to go in Asheville to enjoy a premium mixed drink. In 2016 Chef Graham House joined the team, bringing excellent food from urban-sprouted seed to your table. This past year the team was invited to the James Beard House, where select restaurants from all over the country prepare dinners to raise funds for kids studying culinary arts.

How did Sovereign Remedies get started? Natalie talks with founder Charlie Hodge and finds out he took his inspiration from his time on the West Coast a few years ago. “I was there right when restaurants were shifting into farm-fresh food and seasonality,” he says, “and I started partnering with a lot of chefs.” Soon afterward, the craft cocktail scene really hit Portland, Oregon, where he was living at the time, and he knew he had found his niche.

In this video, Charlie talks about how he gets his inspiration for the unique combination of herbs and botanicals that end up as a Sovereign Remedies drink.

Listen to Charlie describe one of their most popular drinks, the Roots Daiquiri. He also demonstrates how to make another one of their customers’ favorites, the Number 27. Watch the video to find out how it’s made!

Sovereign Remedies is located at 29 N.  Market Street, at the intersection of Market and Walnut, in downtown Asheville. For menus, hours, and more, visit their website at

(Video by DMG / Property Management. Music credits: “The Ballad of Thunder Road” by Robert Mitchum, “We Are the Champions” by Queen)