Story By Terry Cermak + Photo by Michael Hrizuk
Inspired by the enterprising big city bartenders who created iconic New York-centric cocktails (like the classic Manhattan), LOCAL Life Magazine 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 inspiration comes from the Audubon Newhall Preserve, a 50-acre tract of woodlands offering a quiet spot to reflect and relax. Go bird watching in your mind with this gentle, ruby charmer. Maybe you’ll spot a cardinal … or two.
The Audubon Newhall Preserve
2 ounces Wolffer Estate Pink Gin
1 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce Lillet Rose
1/4 ounce Cherry Heering
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of citrus peel and a sprig of mint.