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The Sea Island Cocktail Chronicles: Volume IV

The Cocktail Color Palette

The natural world is filled with vibrant colors across the sea, land, and air from which we draw our inspiration. The seasonal cocktails in Tavola, River Bar, and Oak Room focus on these colors in their various natural states in spring and summer, offering stunning beverages for your viewing and imbibing pleasure.

View a sampling of recipes below.

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purple cocktail sea island

Violet Note

Makes 1 Cocktail

Served in Oak Room

1.5 ounces Wheatley Vodka
0.75 ounce Cocchi Americano
0.25 ounce Luxardo Marschino Liqueur
0.5 ounce Lemon Juice
0.25 ounce Orange Oleo Saccharum
4 dashes Cucumber Lavender Bitters
Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Floater
Glass: Coupe
Garnish: Micro Flowers
Ice: Standard

  1. Combine vodka, Cocchi Americano, Luxardo, lemon juice, orange oleo saccharum, and bitters in a shaker tin with ice. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass, then float 1 ounce of butterfly pea flower tea on top.
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Shades of Dawn

Makes 1 Cocktail

Served in River Bar

1.75 ounces Altos Blanco Tequila
0.25 ounce Suze Gentian Liqueur
0.25 ounce Giffard Crème de Mure
0.5 ounce Lemon Juice
0.5 ounce Sage Honey Syrup
Pinch of Salt
Vina Alberdi Rioja Floater
Glass: Collins
Garnish: Lemon Wheel and Blackberries
Ice: Standard

  1. Combine, tequila, Suze Gentain, crème de mure, lemon juice, sage honey, and salt in a shaker tin with ice. Shake and double strain over standard ice in a Collins glass, then float 1 ounce of Rioja or bold red wine on top.
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White Cap Fizz

Makes 1 Cocktail

Served in Tavola

1.5 ounces Don Q Crystal Rum
1 ounce Heavy Cream
0.5 ounce Lemon Juice
0.75 ounce Lime Juice
0.5 ounce Giffard Blue Curaçao
0.5 ounce Giffard Orgeat
0.5 ounce Giffard Banane du Bresil
1 Egg White
2 ounces Club Soda
Garnish: Orange Peel
Glass: Small Collins
Ice: n/a

  1. Combine Don Q crystal rum, lemon juice, lime juice, blue curacao, orgeat, and banana liqueur in a shaker tin with ice. Shake and double strain into a clean shaker tin, then add heavy cream and one egg white.
  2. Dry shake the ingredients all together, then strain into a Collins glass.
  3. Slowly add 2 ounces of club soda to the cocktail to create lift on the fizz. Then, garnish and serve.
tropical cocktails

Loggia Punch

Makes 1 Cocktail

2 ounces Don Q Light Rum
2 ounces orange juice
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce Myers’s Dark Rum
1 ounce grenadine

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Pour over ice and top with the Dark Rum floater.
cocktail on a table

Summer Bri's

Makes 1 Cocktail

2 ounces Broker’s Infused Gin (Cucumber)
1 ounce St. Germain
1 ounce lime sour
.5 ounce Grapefruit juice
1 ounce Ginger Beer
1 cucumber slice
Crushed ice

  1. Mix the liquid ingredients vigorously in a shaker.
  2. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish with cucumber slice.
lemonade cocktail

Front Porch Lemonade

Makes 1 Cocktail

3 lemon wheels
4 ounces chilled housemade lemonade (recipe below)
2 ounces vodka
1 sprig mint
Crushed ice

  1. Place a lemon wheel in the bottom of a highball glass. Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice, then layer with another lemon wheel and fill completely with crushed ice.
  2. In a shaker, combine lemonade and vodka; pour into the glass over the ice. Garnish drink with a lemon wheel, and slide a mint sprig through the middle of the lemon wheel.

Lemonade

8 ounces simple syrup
8 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice
24 ounces water

  1. Combine 8 ounces of simple syrup, 8 ounces of lemon juice, and 24 ounces of water. Stir well.
colorful cocktails

Summer in Kyoto

Makes 1 Cocktail

2 ounces Koji Sake
2 ounces Lucien Albrecht Crémant
d’Alsace Rosé
1 ounce blackberry-basil syrup (recipe follows)
1/4 ounce lemon juice
Salt, to taste
1 blackberry, for garnish
1 basil leaf, for garnish

  1. Combine sake, rosé, blackberry-basil syrup, lemon juice and salt in glass. Stir and add ice, then finish with blackberry and basil leaf garnishes.

Blackberry-Basil Syrup

Four 6-ounce containers of blackberries
10 ounces fresh basil
1 cup sugar
2 cups water

  1. Combine blackberries, basil, sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 20 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds.
old fashioned cocktails

Old Fashioned Cocktail

Makes 1 Cocktail

3 orange quarters, thinly sliced
1 sugar cube
6 dashes Angostura bitters
2 ounces rye whiskey
Luxardo Cherry (for garnish)
Orange peel (for garnish)

  1. In a mixing glass, place orange and sugar cube doused with bitters; muddle gently to express oils and break down sugar. Add whiskey, top with ice, and stir well. Strain into an old fashioned glass, and garnish with Luxardo cherry and orange peel.
aerial view of cocktail with garnish

The Gilded Lily

Makes 1 Cocktail

2 ounces milk-washed passion fruit tea-infused vodka
3/4 ounce honey syrup (two parts honey to one part water)
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Lemon peel, for garnish

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice, then shake and double-strain into the glass. Garnish with one long lemon curl.