Story By Terry Cermak and Photography by Michael Hrizuk
Inspired by the enterprising big city bartenders who created iconic New York-centric cocktails (like the classic Manhattan), LOCAL Life and Rollers Spirits, Wine & Cheese have leaped to the challenge of creating and adapting cocktail recipes to celebrate Hilton Head-area landmarks, events and founding fathers. This month’s inspiration comes from Coligny Plaza, one of the Lowcountry’s most popular summertime shopping destinations. Celebrate Hilton Head’s downtown with this beach-y, hammerhead delight.
The Coligny Cooler
1 1/2 ounces Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila
1 ounce Two Traditions Coconut Rum
1/2 ounce Patron Citronge Pineapple Liqueur
1/2 ounce orange curaçao
1/2 ounce apple pucker
1/2 ounce pomegranate liqueur or grenadine
Add all ingredients into a blender with two ice cubes and blend until smooth. Add additional ice, if desired. Pour into a tumbler garnished with … well, whatever paper umbrella/palm frond/passion fruit-slice garnishes you desire.