March 19, 2010 BLU Restaurant
In January, 10 talented mixologists took the stage at Shine, presenting their haute concoctions in hopes of winning the title of Charleston’s Next Top Cocktail and bragging rights for creating the signature drink for Charleston Fashion Week’s Fashion Finale. Among the libations, which featured either Grey Goose vodka or Gentelman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, the Skinny Goose by Morgan Hurley of BLU Restaurant at Folly Beach raised the bar. A refreshing blend of Grey Goose vodka, pomegranate juice, Triple Sec, and lime; the enticing drink also features VeeV Acai Spirit, the Brazilian liqueur purported to have superfood antioxidant powers.
“Its an update on the classic cosmo- very fashionable but with a healthy twist”, explains Hurley, who says the cocktail was inspired by his surfing connections, interest in health and fitness, and suitability for the style-conscious fashion world. chosen for its exquisite flavor, visual appeal, and simplicity, it was the perfect thirst quencher for CFW fahionistas, agreed the judges.
by Patricia Agnew