Fall Small Bites
Local mixer Hooch, a fizzy limeade that blends with every spirit for endless concoctions, was born on the Chattahoochee River, but now calls Sullivan’s Island home. Hooch was Jen and Shawn Holland’s family recipe, but when friends started requesting it for parties and outdoor activities, the Hollands decided to bottle their easy-going mixer. Its portable one-liter bottle even features a fill line for make-and-take recipes that’ll fit in a boat cooler, beach tote or wherever your adventures take you.
Cannonborough Beverage Company
Cannonborough Beverage Company, Charleston’s own soda jerks, started making their imaginative elixirs in a home kitchen downtown. Friends Mick Matricciano, Brandon Wogamon and Matt Fendley wondered what it would look like if soda grew up—though their branding remains playful with a cast of cartoon characters. Showcasing select ingredients from local farmers, mixed with skills honed in local restaurants and bars, these sodas are anything but common. All of their flavors are free from artificial colors and preservatives, to let the pure ingredients shine.
Book Review: Road Soda
In the forthcoming book, Road Soda, Kara Newman breaks the art of the roadie into chapters like “Planes & Trains,” “Minibar Mixology” and “Flask-Worthy Favorites.” Each recipe outlines ingredients and technique, and lists what to bring, what to request and what to order from the bar cart. The drinks vary from simple highballs to downright impressive mixed drinks built with packable tools and ingredients. Your next in-air cocktail will be highly Instagrammable and anything but coach class.
Available October 2017 from Dovetail Press.
P.S. Don’t drink and drive. Just don’t. No, really.