There’s nothing better during the summer than kicking back on vacation with a frosty beverage. You can feel the sand between your toes, hear the waves crashing on the beach, and taste the salt on your lips. What more could you possibly want? Well, I’m sure a million dollars wouldn’t hurt, but we can’t really do anything about that. What we can do is help you out with the frosty beverage part! Here are some of our favorite Hilton Head cocktails to get your summer started the right way. (Even if you’re not here on the beach with us….YET!)

Burnt Church Distillery

These phenomenally refreshing cocktails are made with spirits made by Hilton Head’s own Burnt Church Distillery.

Blueberry Mojito

  • 3 oz. Amethyst Blueberry Ginger Mint
  • 5 oz. soda water
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • .5 oz. lime juice
  • 3 muddled blueberries

Add Amethyst, soda water, simple syrup, and lime juice to your muddled blueberries. Stir and top with ice. Garnish with blueberry and a mint leaf.

The Champion

  • 2 oz. Devil’s Elbow Cucumber Black Pepper Gin
  • .75 oz. lime juice
  • .75 oz. honey
  • 2 dashes El Guapo Love Potion Bitters
  • 4 basil leaves

Muddle your basil in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add gin, lime juice, honey, and bitters into the shaker before filling with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lime.

The Butterfly Effect

  • 2 oz. Devil’s Elbow Original Gin infused with butterfly pea flower
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • Club soda

Combine gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a Collins glass. Top with club soda and garnish with lemon.

Hilton Head Distillery

These Hilton Head cocktails are courtesy of the Hilton Head Distillery. Enjoy!

Blackberry Basil Bourbon Bramble

  • 1½ oz Atlantic Bourbon
  • ¾ oz Lime Juice
  • ¾ oz Blackberry Simple Syrup
  • 2 Blackberries
  • 1 Large Basil Leaf

Muddle blackberries, basil, and syrup in a shaker. Add bourbon, lime juice, and ice. Shake, pour into a glass, and add more ice. Garnish with blackberry and basil leaves.

Hemingway Daiquiri

  • 2 oz Panela Rum
  • ¼ oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • ½ oz Grapefruit Juice
  • ¾ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup

Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass.  Garnish with lime.

Low Country Bloody Mary Mix Recipe (Pitcher Version)

  • 4 Cups of Your Favorite Tomato Juice
  • 1½ Tbsp Celery Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Horseradish
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Pickled Jalapeno Juice
  • 2 Dashes Tabasco Sauce

Combine all the ingredients into a pitcher and mix. Garnish with celery and cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!


Now that you’ve got your drink menu settled, all that’s left to do is sit back and relax. Just drink responsibly and let the good times roll!