New Yorkers love their alcohol, so much so that many cocktails have been named in their honor (The Manhattan, Long Island Iced Tea, The Brooklyn, to mention a few). Many Lowcountry residents love a great cocktail as well. With that in mind, spirit specialist and writer-at-large Terry Cermak, of Rollers Wine & Spirits, created a series of cocktails that celebrate local landmarks, events and founding fathers. This month’s featured libation is The Chaplin Community Park. This awesome local park (with its tennis and basketball courts, playground, dog park and beach access) has something for everyone, not unlike this distinctively local cocktail.
The Chaplin Community Park
1 ounce Bulrush Gin
3/4 ounce Applejack
3/4 ounce Cocchi Torino
1/2 ounce Koval Chrysanthemum & Honey Liqueur
1 bar spoon St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1 dash Orange Bitters
3/4 ounce egg whites
Combine the ingredients into a mixing glass with fresh ice and shake very well for 30 seconds. Pour into a Nick and Nora glass and garnish with Luxardo cherries.