Happy Hour


It’s been springy down here in SC for a few weeks now, and the pink trees started blooming mid-February. We just hit the six-month mark of Southern Living, and I didn’t miss winter for second. It was like we had a fall, a real fall, that graciously extended into an early spring. There is yellow pine pollen everywhere, leaving lemon chalk lines along the road after it rains. I found a drink at Boulder Locavore to embody this specific rite of spring, but I think I’ll change the name a little to make it work for the region:

Carolina Pine Whiskey Cooler

Fill a tall Collins glass (12-14 ounces) with ice. Pour in the pine syrup, rye, and stir. Fill with ginger beer. Get fun, woodsy straws here. Happy Spring from Flowertown in the Pines, SC!

from Boulder Locavore

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