Satisfy Your Thirst: Signature Drink Cocktail Recipes

By:Staff Writer


One of South Carolina’s very own restaurateurs and mixologists, Kristian Niemi, has created different cocktails to represent each of the different regions of South Carolina. Check them out below, and enjoy hundreds of other cocktail recipes when you embark on the Satisfy Your Thirst Tour.

By showcasing all of the unique beverages South Carolina has to offer, from breweries and distilleries to dairy farms, wineries and coffee shops, you’ll discover the rich history, hard work and unique stories behind the Palmetto State’s most iconic drinks. Cheers!

Satisfy Your Thirst cocktail blackbird
Blackbird in the Foothills

Blackbird in the Foothills

- 2 oz. Bulrush Gin

- 3/4 oz. Sallie's Greatest Blackberry Spice + Sage Simple Syrup

- 1 oz. Bittermilk No. 2

- 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

Shake, then strain the cocktail over a glass of crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and fresh blackberries.

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Sanshills Sunset

Sandhills Sunset

- 2 oz. Copper Horse Bold Rum

- 1/2 oz. Tippleman’s Double Spiced Falernum Syrup

- 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

- 3/4 oz. pomegranate grenadine

- 1 shake of bitters

- 1 dash of cinnamon

- A few drops Copper Horse Hot Vodka (optional)

- Absinthe rinse

Add ice, shake and strain, then garnish with lemon.

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John C – Old Fashioned

John C – Old Fashioned

- Muddle rind orange slice

- 2 oz. Calhoun’s Straight Rye Whiskey

- 3/4 oz. High Wire Southern Amaro

- 1/3 oz. Tippleman’s Burnt Sugar Syrup

- Shake of bitters

Add ice and stir. Strain the cocktail and serve over an ice sphere. Garnish with Jack Rudy bourbon cherries and orange rind.

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