New Yorker fondness for cocktails goes as far concocting the Manhattan, Long Island iced tea, the Brooklyn, to name a few. Many Lowcountry residents love a great, locally named cocktail as well. With that in mind, the team of mixologists at Rollers Beer, Wine & Spirits have created a series of cocktails that celebrate local landmarks, events and founding fathers. This month’s featured libation is The Charles E. Fraser, named after the real estate developer whose vision helped transform Hilton Head from a sparsely populated sea island into a world-class resort. This take on the pre-prohibition classic The Last Word needs no further explanation.
Story by Terry Cermak + Photography by Michael Hrizuk
The Charles E. Fraser
• 1 1/2 ounces gin (use a piney, juniper forward gin like Tanqueray or Sipsmith V.J.O.P.)
• 1 ounce green chartreuse
• 1 1/2 ounces Gatorade
Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.