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Raise a Glass with Robert Simonson and Chef Clayton Rollison

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 5 PM – 9 PM

Lucky Rooster Kitchen & Bar

Purchase Tickets Here

This is an event you won’t want to miss! Part of the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, Bourbon & Martinis with renowned spirits author Robert Simonson will feature amazing drinks, book signings AND a drawing for the winning raffle ticket of the rare Buffalo Trace Six Millionth Bourbon bottle. Of course, we’ll have delectable dishes, too — don’t worry!

Enjoy a three course dinner with three choices for each course along with suggested cocktail and wine options for $65 per person. Reservations can be made through Lucky Rooster’s OpenTable or by calling the restaurant. (A credit card is required to hold your table.)

In the meantime, be sure to purchase your raffle tickets at Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar or at Local Life for $10 for your chance to win 1 of 400 bottles of the Buffalo Trace Six Millionth Barrel bottle. This commemorative bottling of the Buffalo Trace Six Millionth Barrel will not be available in stores. The rare Buffalo Trace Six Millionth Bourbon bottle comes with an incredible boxed set that includes a piece of the Six Millionth Barrel and better yet, a custom hand-signed bottle of the fine bourbon that aged inside of it! This is your chance to own a rare piece of Bourbon history. Proceeds from the raffle tickets and the event will go to support The Literacy Center.

This event is sponsored by Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar and LOCAL Life, and spots are limited. You must be 21 or older to purchase raffle ticket or attend the bourbon event.


Robert has written about cocktails, spirits, bars, and bartenders for the New York Times since 2000. He also regularly writes for the Travel section at the Times. Since 2017, he has been a contributing editor at Punch, where he writes the column “Bar Review,” making him the country’s only bar critic with a national purview. He is the author of The Martini Cocktail (2019), 3-Ingredient Cocktails (2017), which was nominated for a 2018 James Beard Award, A Proper Drink (2016), the first chronicling of the current cocktail renaissance, and The Old-Fashioned (2014), a history of said drink. He is also a contributor to The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails (2015) and Savoring Gotham. His writings have appeared in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Saveur, GQ, Lucky Peach, Whisky Advocate, Imbibe, and many others. With Martin Doudoroff, he created the apps “Modern Classics of the Cocktail Renaissance” and “The Martini Cocktail.” With the barware purveyor Cocktail Kingdom, he created a set of period-specific, 19th-century Old-Fashioned glasses. Nominated for two IACP Awards and 11 Spirited Awards, he won the latter in 2019. A native of Wisconsin, he has lived in Brooklyn since 1988.