Cocktail Recipes to Satisfy Your Thirst

By:Staff Writer


The Palmetto State is home to many local distilleries and breweries as well as renowned restaurants and bars. But sometimes, you just want to enjoy a drink from the comfort of your own home. Using ingredients from some of South Carolina’s local establishments, these recipes are as unique as they are delicious. Check out the recipes below and make your own SC inspired cocktail.

Peninsula Tea

1 oz of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka

½ oz of Tippleman’s Ginger Honey

½ oz of Lemon Juice

1 ½ oz of Blenheim Hot Ginger Ale

Palmetto Rose Garnish

Lemon Wheel Garnish

Mint Sprig Garnish

In tall Collins glass, add mint, lemon juice and Tippleman’s Ginger Honey syrup; muddle. Add ice. Gently pour in Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, then Blenheim’s Hot Ginger Ale. Garnish with hand-crafted Palmetto Rose, lemon wedge and mint sprig. Sip responsibly.

Carolina Shandy

Cannonborough Grapefruit Elderflower soda

Lemon Wheat Ale Beer — River Rat

Hop Garnish

Fill chilled pint glass halfway with Lemon Wheat Pale Ale, and then top with Cannonborough Grapefruit Elderflower soda. Sprinkle hops on top as garnish. Enjoy in gentle lady sips.

Upstate Revival

1 ½ oz of Six & Twenty 5 Grain Bourbon

½ oz of Lime Juice

½ oz of Peach Juice

½ oz of Bittermilk Charred Grapefruit Tonic

1 ½ oz of Hooch

Basil Leaf Garnish

Freshly Sliced Peaches Garnish

Add bourbon, juice and tonic to mixing tin full of ice. Shake passionately. Pour into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with basil leaf and peach slice. Imbibe.

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