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One of the fun parts of Spoleto is that 23 restaurants have created specialty cocktails just for the occasion!  Keep scrolling to see the full list of “Spoleto Sips”, and tag me on Instagram if you try any!

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Basic Kitchen

“Garden of Good” Inspired by Roots at the Emmett Robinson Theatre
Ingredients: parsley verdita (pineapple, apple, parsley, cilantro, jalapeno), and lemon, mixed with Seedlip, a non-alcoholic spirit, or tequila

Cocktail Club

“End SCENE”
Ingredients: Hendrick’s Gin, Del Professore Classico Bianco, fresh-pressed grape, lemon, simple syrup, soda water

Doar Bros.

“Due Mondi”
Inspired by Spoleto Festival USA’s roots in Italy and a celebration of dual world flavors Ingredients: Hat Trick Botanical Gin, Amaro al Tartufo, Carolina peaches, prosecco

Felix

“King Herod” Inspired by the opera Salome at the Charleston Gaillard Center
Ingredients: bourbon, Lapsang Souchong demerara syrup, Bénédictine, black walnut bitters, orange twist garnish

HōM

“The Pink Slipper”Ingredients: sparkling wine, Aperol, orangecello, soda, orange peel

Husk

“Between 1st and A” Inspired by the bluegrass concerts of I’m With Her and Punch Brother at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard
Ingredients: Sacred Bond Brandy, Applejack Brandy, crème de cassis, mint demerara syrup, lemon juice, mint, soda water, blackberry garnish

Joséphine Wine Bar

“Salome’s Seven Veils” Inspired by the opera Salome at the Charleston Gaillard Center
Ingredients: Kirschwasser, St.Germain, Dolin Blanc, grapefruit juice, Bittercube Jamaican No. 2 Bitters, house-made hibiscus syrup

Note: Joséphine Wine Bar is also offering Festivalgoers a special three-course Spoleto prix fixe tasting menu, with optional wine pairings. See the menu here.

Le Farfalle

“Cigarette Girl” Inspired by Carla Bley – Trios at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard
Ingredients: Henry McKenna Single Barrel bourbon, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Averna, orange bitters, Angostura bitters, smoked ice

McCrady's Tavern

“The Brown Derby” Inspired by Classical Showcase at the Dock Street Theatre
Ingredients: Old Grand-Dad bourbon, grapefruit, lemon, honey

Millers All Day

“The Spoleto Collins”Ingredients: Sutler’s Gin, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, lemon juice, strawberry-basil syrup, soda

Minero

“Los Santos Sangria” Inspired by Path of Miracles at the Charleston Gaillard Center
Ingredients: rosé, passion fruit liqueur, peach, lemon

O-Ku

“Menotti’s Composed Pie”Ingredients: shochu, blueberry, vanilla, pineapple shrub, lemon-herb meringue whip

Parcel32

“Ekphrasis”Ingredients: strawberries; mint; rum; lime juice; lavender simple syrup; soda; mint, strawberry, and lemon garnish

Poogan’s Porch / Poogan’s Smokehouse

“Poogan’s Prosperity”Inspired by the history of the Festival and the shared love of arts between Charleston and Spoleto, Italy Ingredients: gin, prosecco, elderflower, crème de violet, pomegranate juice, edible flower garnish

Prohibition

“The Fever”Inspired by 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s The Fever at Woolfe Street Playhouse
Ingredients: gin, green apple syrup, lime juice, cardamom bitters

The Darling

“Spoleto Swizzle”Ingredients: Velvet falernum, white rum, orange juice, pineapple

The Macintosh

“Prince of Tyre” Inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe’s performances of Pericles at the Dock Street Theatre
Ingredients: Beefeater Gin, Dolin Génépy le Chamois, Yellow Chartreuse, Bittermans Orange Cream Citrate

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

“Curtain Call”Ingredients: Citadelle Gin, Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse rose, St. Germain, grapefruit juice, lime juice, mint, cucumber, lavender

Tradd's

“Viola” Inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe’s performances of Twelfth Night at the Dock Street Theatre
Ingredients: gin, crème de violette, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, Champagne, edible flower garnish

Victor Social Club

“Victor Virelles”Inspired by David Virelles’s concerts at the Simons Center Recital Hall
Ingredients: jalapeño-infused tequila, St. Germain, strawberry

Vintage Lounge

“Coppa di Spoleto”
Ingredients: Pimm’s no. 1, Lillet Rose, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, rhubarb bitters, Angostura bitters, soda, lemon garnish

Wild Common

“Pay No Attention to the Colour”
Inspired by Target Margin Theater’s Pay No Attention to the Girl at Woolfe Street Playhouse
Ingredients: pink peppercorn–infused tequila, Cocchi Rosa, rhubarb liqueur, grapefruit cordial, lime juice, club soda, jasmine flower garnish

Zero Restaurant + Bar

“The Cocktail of Errors”
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe’s performances of The Comedy of Errors at the Dock Street Theatre
Ingredients: Plymouth gin, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Giffard lychee liqueur, Suze, egg white

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Make sure you check out all the Spoleto fun (& Spoleto Sips) before the festival ends June 9! https://spoletousa.org/

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