Inspired by the enterprising big city bartenders who created iconic New York-centric cocktails (like the classic Manhattan), LOCAL Life and Rollers Spirits, Wine & Cheese have leaped to the challenge of creating and adapting cocktail recipes to celebrate Hilton Head landmarks, events, and founding fathers. This month’s featured libation is called Christmas at Dove Street. Celebrate the 20 years that a few residents of the Forest Beach neighborhood wove thousands of lights through postage-stamp-sized lots to create a holiday extravaganza that would make you believe you were at the North Pole instead of steps from the beach.
By Terry Cermak + Photo by Lloyd Wainscott
Christmas at Dove Street
1 1/2 ounces rye (Rittenhouse or Bulleit Rye)
1/2 ounce Laird’s Applejack or calvados
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth (Cocchi di Torino or Carpano Antica)
1/2 ounce St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir vigorously for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a large ice ball or cube and garnish with piece of star anise and a large slice of orange peel.