South Carolina: Out of the Way, Out of this World

One of the many amazing and helpful volunteers who assisted with the preparation of our cocktails. We can't say thank you enough!

One of the many amazing and helpful volunteers who assisted with the preparation of our cocktails. We can’t say thank you enough!

The morning seminar started with an introduction from Matt & Ted Lee, The Lee Bros. addressing their ties to Charleston and love for southern cuisine. The 10am session aimed to show  Heidi Trull of Grits and Groceries (located in Belton, South Carolina) served the room of 100 guest warm cups of  Aromatic Carolina Plantation Rice.

On stage presenting our Charleston Place cocktail.

On stage presenting our Charleston Place cocktail.

We followed introducing our Charleston Place cocktail to the thirsty group. The beverage which was inspired by traditional southern sweet tea, featured Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, Blenheim Spicy Ginger Ale, Tippleman’s Lemon Oleo Saccharum and Lemon Juice.

 Our Charleston Place cocktail on stage during our presentation. All dressed up!

Our Charleston Place cocktail on stage during our presentation. All dressed up!

The cocktail was garnished with a hand-crafted sweetgrass Palmetto Rose made by local artist, Fletcher Williams III. We were tasked with creating a cocktail that embodied the Lowcountry’s history, cultural and charm.

In the hotel kitchen preparing the our Charleston Place cocktail.

In the hotel kitchen preparing the our Charleston Place cocktail.

The Charleston Place cocktail was served during the South Carolina social event later that evening along with our Palmetto Ginger cocktail. Carolina Cakes, Slightly North of Board, Virgil Kaine and Palmetto Moonshine were serving samples of their menu representing their unique take South Carolina eats. Kim Jamison, of South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism thanked all the guest and Atlanta Food and Wine Festival for allowing us all to share South Carolina Food Culture.

View of the crowd during the SC Social event at the Loews Hotel.

View of the crowd during the SC Social event at the Loews Hotel.

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