August’s Local Cocktail: The Harbour Town Lighthouse

New Yorker fondness for cocktails goes as far concocting the Manhattan, Long Island iced tea, the Brooklyn, to name a few. Many Lowcountry residents love a great, locally named cocktail as well. With that in mind, the team of mixologists at Rollers Beer, Wine & Spirits have created a series of cocktails that celebrate local landmarks, events and founding fathers. This month’s featured libation is The Harbour Town Lighthouse (red, white and booze). The original Lighthouse cocktail features Kahlua and Baileys Irish Cream. Here, we evoke the stripes of our landmark with RumChata and a spicy local rum.

LOCAL Cocktail: The Harbor Town Lighthouse

• 1/2 ounce RumChata, chilled
• 1/2 ounce Hilton Head Distillery Redlock Spiced Rum
• 1/4 ounce over-proof rum (like Plantation O.F.T.D.)

[1] Pour RumChata into a tall shot glass. [2] Using a spoon (or better yet, an eyedropper), slowly pour the Redlock on top of the RumChata. [3] Then, again with the spoon or dropper, slowly pour the overproof rum on top. [4] Turn off the lights. Using a fireplace match or propane stick lighter, carefully light it on fire! A little shake of salt will brighten the flame. BLOW OUT THE FLAME BEFORE DRINKING. Don’t let it burn too long or the glass will be too hot to drink from.

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