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Southern Hospitality

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For the past week I have been down spending time in a digital detox in one of my greatest loves, Savannah, Georgia. I love how sweet and floral the air is here, her quiet shores, the romance of the spanish moss that filters the golden light all framing hauntingly beautiful southern architecture. It’s sticky and sweet like the memory of a perfect kiss.

If there is one thing Savannahians do well it is southern hospitality and what is more welcoming to a guest arriving than a cocktail exploding in local flavor?! Traditionally, the pineapple is a symbol of warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality. You’ll find these all over Savannah on door knockers to lanterns, restaurant menus, to stationary. Inspired by the beauty of traditional symbolism I thought these tumblers by The Pineapple Co would be the perfect vessel for a Savannah themed welcome drink.

Going off of local ingredients native to Georgia and some good ol’ fashioned Savannah made bourbon I put together a light and fruity cocktail I’m calling Southern Hospitality... because nothing is more charming than a nice boozy welcome in a pretty glass.

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Southern Hospitality 

Per cocktail:

  • 10 blueberries
  • A quarter of a peach (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice from a whole lemon

Muddle together and strain.

Add:

  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz bourbon  
  • 5 dashes lemon bitters

Pour over rocks and garnish with a slice of peach, a blueberry on a pineapple frond and a sprig of mint. 

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“SAVANNAH IS A PECULIAR PLACE… RULE #1: ALWAYS STICK AROUND FOR ONE MORE DRINK. THAT’S WHEN THINGS HAPPEN. THAT’S WHEN YOU FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU WANT KNOW.”

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Above, enjoying my cocktail on the porch of SCAD’s Magnolia Hall in Zara top & skirt and Loeffler Randal Arielle Ankle Wrap Sandal

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More stories from the south:

HUSK, Charleston || Magnolia Hall || Guide to Savannah || Guide to Charleston || Snapshots from Savannah || Greyfield Inn || SCAD || Cumberland Island



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  • OMG! Your shoes <3

  • those heels are GORGEOUS!! I’m basically going to make this cocktail… now… long day already and it’s 11am.

    • Oh man, what you need is for someone to make this for YOU if you’re having a day! Hope you find some time to relax.

  • You look amazing! I have just loved your Instagram snaps of your recent trip to the south – it made me SO excited for my upcoming Charleston bachelorette party.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

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    I recently traveled to Savannah and was impressed with the friendliness and hospitality of everyone we met. We came away from dinner with invitations to come and stay with a judge and use the beautiful home of an artist. I particularly loved how SCAD was re(imagining) the old buildings.
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  • I’ve been going through a bit of a digital detox myself & it has felt completely rejuvenating. Currently, my entire career is based around social media but I’m working towards making a huge career shift so that doesn’t have to be the case.

  • Looks divine! Makes me excited in anticipation of my planned Fourth of July Savannah getaway.

  • Isn’t that the cutest lil’ vessel! Cheers!