Trendy Cocktails

For cocktail lovers, no trip to Charleston is complete without a visit to The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue. The team at Hilton Head Distillery recently collaborated with the boutique hotel for a series of trendy cocktails using HHD products.

Twin Peaks

This cocktail has activated charcoal sprinkled on top, which sounds gross, but is unbelievably delicious. Go to the dark side!


1 1/4 ounces Jim Beam bourbon

3/4 ounce Canton Liquor

1/2 ounce HHD Mountain Peak Espresso Rum

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1/2 ounce lemon juice

3 dashes angostura

1/4 teaspoon activated charcoal (garnish)

Directions Mix all ingredients (except charcoal), shake and strain into a double rocks glass with ice. Sprinkle activated charcoal on top.

Eden’s Vine

This sangria mix is an interesting Lowcountry take on the popular Spanish punch. It’s great for entertaining a crowd.


1 ounce HHD Aermoor Vodka

1/2 ounce HHD Toasted Coconut Rum

1/2 ounce Barolo Chinato

1 ounce orange juice

3 ounces Lambrusco amabile

1/2 cup chopped fruit

1 tablespoon coconut flakes

1/4 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorn

Orange slice (garnish)

Directions Muddle peppercorn in a beer tulip glass. Shake and strain all ingredients into a pitcher. Add ice, chopped fruit and coconut flakes. Pour into tulip glass and garnish with orange slice.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

The Perfect Pear

Sweet, floral, and just a tad tangy, this cocktail mixes summer flavor profiles with the smooth taste of a winter pear. Keep it simple, as pear usual, and serve with a lemon wedge, or add a floral garnish.


1 1/2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka

1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur

3 ounces sparkling water

1 ounce pear juice

1/4 once lemon juice

Directions Add Tito’s Handmade Vodka, elderflower liqueur, and juices to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice in collins glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a lemon slice.

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