Five Charleston restaurants have created Spoleto Festival USA-inspired cocktails that will appear on menus during the 2018 season (May 25 – June 10). The Festival partnered with Le Farfalle, The Macintosh, Victor Social Club, The Watch: Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits, and Zero Restaurant + Bar, and each featured drink corresponds with performances at nearby venues.


A list of participating locations and cocktails follows:

Le Farfalle
“A Fiery End”
Inspired by the U.S. premiere of Pia de’ Tolomei at the Sottile Theatre at College of Charleston
Made with: Vodka, Chile liqueur, citrus juice, Campari

The Macintosh
“The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart”
Inspired by the National Theatre of Scotland’s The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Woolfe Street Playhouse
Made with: Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch Whisky, Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur, vermouth, pomegranate, chamomile tea

Victor Social Club
“The Victor Valdés”
Inspired by Chucho Valdés Quartet at the Charleston Gaillard Center
Made with: Blend of aged, white, and coconut rum; Creole shrub; house-made Falernum; fresh citrus juice; lime

The Watch: Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits
“Ranky Tanky Ring Shout”
Inspired by Ranky Tanky at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard
Made with: Peanut-infused New Southern Revival Sorghum Whiskey, peaches, vermouth, simple syrup, benne seed bitters

Zero Restaurant + Bar
“Two Worlds in Thyme”
Inspired by the U.S. premiere of Tree of Codes at the Dock Street Theatre
Made with: Thyme-infused Aperol, rum, vermouth, gin, lemon, egg white, citrus-thyme syrup