As we kick off summer reading, we’ll be pairing books with cocktails and helping to keep you hydrated all summer long. Author Mary Alice Monroe, whose new summer read A Lowcountry Wedding is out now, has created two recipes to accompany her book. Classy and delicious just like those Charleston weddings, these cocktails perfectly embody the flavors of the lowcountry and showcase two homegrown businesses in their ingredients.
A Lowcountry Wedding
1 oz. Firefly Peach Moonshine
3 oz. sparkling wine or Prosecco
1 peach slice or orange wedge for garnish
Pour moonshine in a 5 oz. champagne flute, then top with Prosecco or sparkling wine. Add fresh fruit for garnish.
Note: 1 jar of Firefly Peach Moonshine + 3 bottles of wine = approximately 22 glasses for a crowd.
Firefly Cannonball (or Gentleman’s Drink from A Lowcountry Wedding)
Pour vodka, ginger beer soda and lemon juice into shaker. Shake and pour in a glass over ice.
Photo of Firefly Cannonball by Sloan Bragg and taken at Mary Alice Monroe’s seaside book launch party on April 28 at the Grand Pavilion at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.