With more than 4,000 bottles of wine, Bottles Beverage Superstore in Mount Pleasant boasts the greatest wine selection in town. A sampling of some of store’s best varieties will be available at the Bottles Wine Retail Shop at this year’s Charleston Wine + Food Festival.
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
2-piece fried chicken served with champagne at Leon's Oyster Shop Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore If 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 … 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