For cocktail lovers, no trip to Charleston is complete without a visit to The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue. The team at Hilton Head Distillery recently collaborated with the boutique hotel for a series of trendy cocktails using HHD products.
This cocktail has activated charcoal sprinkled on top, which sounds gross, but is unbelievably delicious. Go to the dark side!
1 1/4 ounces Jim Beam bourbon
3/4 ounce Canton Liquor
1/2 ounce HHD Mountain Peak Espresso Rum
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
3 dashes angostura
1/4 teaspoon activated charcoal (garnish)
Directions Mix all ingredients (except charcoal), shake and strain into a double rocks glass with ice. Sprinkle activated charcoal on top.
This sangria mix is an interesting Lowcountry take on the popular Spanish punch. It’s great for entertaining a crowd.
1 ounce HHD Aermoor Vodka
1/2 ounce HHD Toasted Coconut Rum
1/2 ounce Barolo Chinato
1 ounce orange juice
3 ounces Lambrusco amabile
1/2 cup chopped fruit
1 tablespoon coconut flakes
1/4 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorn
Orange slice (garnish)
Directions Muddle peppercorn in a beer tulip glass. Shake and strain all ingredients into a pitcher. Add ice, chopped fruit and coconut flakes. Pour into tulip glass and garnish with orange slice.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
The Perfect Pear
Sweet, floral, and just a tad tangy, this cocktail mixes summer flavor profiles with the smooth taste of a winter pear. Keep it simple, as pear usual, and serve with a lemon wedge, or add a floral garnish.
1 1/2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur
3 ounces sparkling water
1 ounce pear juice
1/4 once lemon juice
Directions Add Tito’s Handmade Vodka, elderflower liqueur, and juices to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice in collins glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a lemon slice.