Each year, the Local Palate celebrates the South’s favorite spirit at the annual Whiskey After Dark. For 2022’s event, the publication partnered with Breakthru Beverage to bring the ambassador’s of world-class whiskey brands to Charleston. In addition to sampling pours of premium whiskey, three signature cocktail were designed for the event. Bright and punchy, You’re the Pom pairs flavors with blackberry, pomegranate, and lime juice with whiskey, turning the fiery spirit into an easy sipper. A bit of Mountain Valley Sparkling Water Blackberry Pomegranate keeps the drink light and refreshing. You may not need all 2 ounces of sparkling water, just pour to fill the glass to the desired level.
1½ ounces whiskey
½ ounce lime juice
½ ounce blackberry-mint syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 ounces Mountain Valley Spring Water Blackberry Pomegranate
Garnish: lime wedge
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine whiskey, lime juice, syrup, and bitters, and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass, add ice, and top with Mountain Valley Sparkling Water Blackberry Pomegranate. Use a bar spoon or straw to give everything a quick stir and garnish with a lime wedge before serving.