Inspired by the enterprising big-city bartenders that created iconic New York-centric cocktails (like the classic Manhattan), spirits specialist and writer-at-large Terry Cermak of Rollers Wine & Spirits created a series of local cocktails to celebrate Hilton Head landmarks, events and founding fathers for LOCAL Life and Rollers Wine & Spirits. This month’s inspiration comes from the Daufuskie Ferry.
“Many a Rollers customer has had to make a mad rush to grab some bottles before catching the ferry,” Cermak said. “This twisted martini variation might help them relax after getting home.”
The Daufuskie Ferry
2 ounces Hilton Head Distillery Jocasse Gin
1 ounce Daufuskie Blueberry Lavender Vodka
1/2 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce strained fresh lemon juice
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange spike and an herb sprig.