Crown Royal unveils new variants at Charleston tasting (cocktail recipes)

Crown Royal held a a private tasting event at Stars Restaurant Rooftop & Grill Room in Charleston a few days ago. I wasn’t able to go, so they sent some pictures – and more importantly recipes for cocktails created by Stars’ Mixologist, Brandon Verkaik.

I’ll be in Charleston this coming week. You know where I’ll be headed for some cocktail tasting of my own.

Pictures and recipes for cocktails created this evening follow a few shots from the event.

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Master of Whisky Stephen Wilson leads the Crown Royal Canadian Whisky tasting
Mixologist Brandon Verkaik
Brandon Verkaik, mixologist at Star’s Restaurant & Grill Room, during the whisky tasting of Crown Royal’s two new variants, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye and Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel

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A special cake for the occasion!

Holy City Brunch Punch
2 oz. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
1 oz. Jeramiah Weed Sweet Tea
1 oz. Charleston Distillery Tolerance Liquor
1 oz. Plantation Tea Infused Honey Syrup
3 oz. Whole Milk
2 oz. Heavy Cream
Sprinkle Nutmeg

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Royal Shandy
1 oz. Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel
.5 oz. Cardamaro
.5 oz. Peach Puree
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
.25 oz. Honey
Topped with Westbrook White Thai

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2 oz. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
.5 oz. Velvet Falernum
.5 oz .Cardamaro
.75 oz. Pure Maple Syrup
Two dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

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Wildflower Whisky Sour
2 oz. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
1 oz. St. Germaine
.5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Wildflower Honey Syrup

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Stars Restaurant Rooftop & Grill Room
495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-0100