May’s Local Cocktail from Rollers Beer, Wine & Spirits
Look for an awesome local cocktail from the Rollers team in each issue!
In the late 19th century, a few enterprising bartenders started naming cocktails after the five boroughs of New York City. Apparently not a planned event or competition between bartenders, the histories are murky, and attribution frequently suspect. Nonetheless, the phenomenon has brought us one of the great cocktails of all time (the Manhattan) and spawned a set of sub groups, including the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Red Hook and Greenpoint.
Well, it’s time for us to get in on the fun. The crack team of mixologists at Rollers Beer, Wine & Spirits leaped to the challenge of creating/adapting cocktail recipes that celebrate Hilton Head landmarks, events and founding fathers. Look for an awesome local cocktail from the Rollers team in each issue!
The name (The HHH) is taken from Hilton Head’s three-letter airport code, this riff on the modern classic Paper Plane cocktail features two Italian amaris for an updated whiskey sour.
Local Cocktail: The HHH
1 ounce bourbon
1 ounce Contratto Aperitif
1/2 ounce Meletti Amaro
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 drops of angostura bitters
Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.