The “signature cocktail”…the mark of a well-executed Southern brunch, a tailgate or any porch party. I grew up in Virginia, and I was taught that a Southern host must master at least one signature cocktail. (I was also supposed to learn the family recipe for triple layer coconut cake, chicken salad, and sourdough rolls)
Fast forward to 2018. The signature cocktail has been roaring back for the past few years. Virginia has seen a surge in both new distilleries and in the cocktail market. Custom, craft cocktails are being served in bars across the Commonwealth. 2018 is poised to be the year of the Commonwealth Cocktail.