Clarey’s Liquors carries a diverse selection of specialty spirits for the creating those one of a kind cocktails.

We cater to the mixologist and if your looking for something special, we can help you.

Here in Charleston we have many talented local bartender and cocktail aficionados. And each month we like to feature a local bartender and share with the community where you can find them.

Featured Bartender

Alejandra Boyd at Tsunami of Mt Pleasant

Which ingredients are you especially having fun with right now?

I currently really enjoy working with basil, mint and fruit. They really make the drink stand out.

How did you get bitten by the bartending bug?

I had a friend who bartended and saw how much fun they had and the money was really good. I also find it is a great way to meet new people.

Bartender, Mixologist, Bar chef. Which one are you?

Bartender and inspired Mixologist.

What is it about “Tsunami” beverage program that makes it so distinctive?

Tsunami offers really creative cocktails and a trendy selection of sake.

How would you describe your customers?

Very loyal and always expecting something different.

What are the three most important skills a bartender needs to be successful today?

Being organized for my employer, friendly to my customers and staying current with todays newest liquors.

There is so much competition out there in terms of brands. When stocking your bar, how do you decide which new ones to feature?

The ones that I hear the most talked about and customers are asking for.

What is the most popular cocktail you are making these days?

Southern Gent which is a great balance of muddled basil, oranges and bourbon.

What are the trends you are noticing among your customers?

They are always up for trying something new and different. The more complex the better.

How many different bottles do you have on the back bar?

Last count it was 60 plus.

It seems like Charleston is really boosting its number of quality cocktail bars. Do you think the this is a trend that is likely to continue?

Yes, most definitely. Our customers are commenting all the time about how much more interesting the bar scene is now with all the choices available to them.

What are your thoughts on Charleston’s bar scene in general? Do you think it’s changing?

Yes, I think it is becoming more trendy and competitive and most definitely growing.

When a brand ambassador or sales rep hits you up with their newest products, what will it take for you to put it on the back bar?

Promotions and their willingness to show my customers how great their product is and it must be versatile.


As Seen in Charleston City Paper
Charleston’s Hottest Bartenders 2012

 

 

 


Fifty Pounds London Dry Gin

By Robert Plotkin
Dry Gin is such an elegant and sophisticated spirit that it’s easy to believe it costs fifty pounds Sterling. Fortunately it doesn’t. In actuality, the brand name dates back to the early 18th century and the reign of King George II. Illegal gin production was so rampant that it was adversely affecting public health. In response, the British Parliament enacted the Gin Act of 1736, which levied a tax of fifty pounds on all producers of gin. It was shortly after its enactment that a family of independent London distillers came up with the original recipe for this gin. The recipe was lost for generations, until the descendants of those pioneering master distillers rescued it from oblivion and re-discovered its extraordinary qualities.

Fifty Pounds London Dry Gin is crafted by centuries old Thames Distillers in southeast London. The small batch spirit is made on a foundation of neutral grain spirits distilled four times to ensure its purity. The firm utilizes a still manufactured by the legendary John Dore & Co Limited. The spirits are then steeped for a minimum of 2 days with eleven botanicals and aromatics, 8 of which provide the backbone to scores of venerable brands. That roster includes juniper berries from Croatia, angelica root, coriander from the Middle East, Italian licorice root, Grains of Paradise from African, lemons and oranges from Spain and French herb savoury. >read more

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Queensborough Shopping Center
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