Welcome to Feast + West! I’m Susannah Brinkley Henry, a cocktail blogger and graphic designer based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Love cocktails? You’re in the right place!

susannah holding a cocktail and leaning against the wall in a beachy cocktail bar

About Feast + West

Feast + West began in 2014. Since then I’ve been featured on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Mashable, Southern Living and more, and in 2019 I was a finalist in the Saveur Blog Awards for Best Entertaining Blog.

Over the years I’ve helped countless readers level up their cocktail skills, serving up tips for beginning home bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts alike.

Classic and creative drinks are equally at home here, providing balanced flavors without breaking the bank.

Making cocktails and mocktails at home shouldn’t be complicated, and I’ve got the tricks to help make entertaining easier. Whether you need help demystifying gin or creating your own infusions, I’m here to stir up a good time with you.

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About Susannah

Charlotte has been my home my entire life. My mother hails from South Africa, and that combined with my Southern heritage has given me a deep appreciation for treasured family recipes.

As a child I was fortunate to travel often, instilling in me an adoration for new places and cultures, but I’ve always been pulled back to the South and Charlotte’s creative community.

My interest in cocktails goes back to my college days. While I was training to become a graphic designer, I was also reading blogs and learning about cocktails. I was the one bringing inspired drinks to parties, serving sorbet-topped cocktails in tiny apartments.

After graduation I attended bartending school. While I didn’t become a professional bartender, I’ve taken what I learned there and transformed it into Feast + West to help others discover their inner cocktail creative.

When I’m not mixing drinks, I work as a graphic designer, travel with my husband Chris, play with my cats Pixel and Julep and hang out with my friends over at Charlotte Food Bloggers.

Work With Me

I am currently working with select brands for sponsored posts and other custom content. I do not accept guest posts at this time.

If you are looking to collaborate, I’d love to hear from you! Send a note to susannah [at] feastandwest [dot] com and let’s talk!


All graphics and photography were created by Susannah Brinkley Henry for Feast + West, unless stated otherwise. My work should never be repurposed without expressed permission, but should you share my work, please link back to this site and credit my work appropriately. If you notice something that is not properly credited, please contact me so that I can fix it immediately.

Feast + West is a for-profit blog, which means I may use affiliate links or post sponsored content. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but Feast + West will automatically receive a small commission. All sponsored content is posted with thought, care and consideration (for myself, my readers and the brands I work with). I will always disclose this, and I would never advertise anything I wouldn’t honestly use myself or recommend to my friends and family. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I greatly appreciate your support!

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Photos of Susannah by Lauren V Allen & Julia Fay • Website designed by Grace + Vine Studios • Branding by me, Susannah Brinkley Henry