Local Cocktail

Local Cocktail: The Heyward House

Story by Terry Cermak + Photo by Michael Hrizuk

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, 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 Heyward House. It was built in 1841 in the early Carolina Farmhouse style brought to North America by planters from the West Indies (the house, not the cocktail). The historic home is located in the heart of Bluffton’s Historic District and serves as a museum and as the official welcome center for the town of Bluffton. Mix, sip and reminisce.

The Heyward House



1 1/2 ounces Plantation 3 Star Rum

1 ounce High Wire Southern Amaro

1 ounce Velvet Falernum

1 ounce fresh lime juice


Combine the ingredients with crushed ice and shake well. Pour into a Hurricane glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

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