Nothing says the end-of-the-year holidays like the traditions of family gatherings, big meals and the alcoholic beverages that accompany them. Whether you’re buying beer, wine or spirits for yourself, as gifts or to share at mealtime, Bottles Beverage Superstore’s Mike van Beyrer says there are some holiday classics that are always good choices.
The Old Fashioned is a favorite wintertime cocktail whether you’re relaxing at Friday happy hour or enjoying a casual dinner out. So, when bartender Scott Bailey was creating a new cocktail at Cane Rhum Bar, he turned to the Old Fashioned for inspiration. "Come winter, I'm thinking about two things — drinking Old Fashioneds and escaping to somewhere warmer. This cocktail from Cane Rhum Bar combines the best of both … Read More
Fans of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” will appreciate the name of a new fall cocktail at The Gin Joint on East Bay Street. Called “The Walrus and The Carpenter,” this cocktail is a whimsical concoction that combines a wine sour with chai tea, an extra nod to the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Cocktail creator James Bolt, also the owner of The Gin Joint, wanted a fun drink for the restaurant’s … Read More
Roderick Groetzinger took his inspiration from the 1920’s to create a new twist on a prohibition-era cocktail called “Bee’s Knees” – a blend of gin, lemon and honey. Groetzinger’s new version of the classic cocktail, named “Bee Humble,” is available at Sermet’s Southernterranean Cuisine-Bar. The recipe includes an aperitif wine, apple brandy, honey syrup, lemon juice and a dash of orange bitters. Simply mix all the ingredients in a shaker and … Read More
Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore When it comes to crafting a delicious and refreshing cocktail, sometimes the best recipe is just a classic drink made with a world-class liquor. That’s what Morgan Hurley, beverage director at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, was thinking when he created the El Jefe Margarita. He turned to classic margarita ingredients – tequila, citrus and triple sec – for a refreshing addition to the Mex 1 cocktail … Read More
Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore In the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "Simple Man," a mother imparts wisdom to her son, urging him to be satisfied, follow his heart and be a "simple kind of man." It's a beautiful life lesson set to hard rock rhythms. This summer, "Simple Man" has a new iteration as a cocktail now on the menu at Home Team BBQ. The song's lyrics match the cocktail's ingredients: sweet … Read More
Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage SuperstoreIf you think the only thing that pairs nicely with a platter of Southern fried chicken is a glass of sweet tea, think again. Wheat beers and off-dry wines are the perfect complement to fried chicken – whether served at an upscale restaurant or a backyard family picnic.Here are 7 beverages that will bring out all the flavors of grandma’s classic fried chicken recipe courtesy of … Read More
Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore Move over happy hour – there's a new way to usher in the evening. Stems & Skins and Bottles Beverage Superstore are partnering to change the way people think about their pre-dinner drink by introducing Charleston to the aperitivo culture. An Italian tradition, aperitivo is the time of day when you relax after work and prepare for dinner with an appetite-stimulating drink. "This is a … Read More