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Charleston Culinary Tour Adds Mixology Tours

On to next destination (Photo Credit: Charleston Culinary Tours)

On to next destination (Photo Credit: Charleston Culinary Tours)

History tours are a little bit more interesting when adult beverages are on hand. OK, most things are a little bit more interesting. Lucky for us, our friends at Charleston Culinary Tours are here to help our inner history buff and cocktail connoisseur join together in Holy City matrimony.  The newly added Mixology Tours are just what you think; drinking at various Charleston haunts (three to be exact) while listening to true tales of days of yore. Learning while drinking?  Sign us up!

“We had been talking to our various restaurant participants about the Mixology Tour for a while,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “It was just a natural fit to complement our culinary tours in a city full of great talent behind the bars.”  This is a tour even locals will love, adding another bragging right to our long list of why Charleston is so great.

Unnamed drink from Stars containing Tequila, St. Germain, Pureed Heirloom Tomatoes from Ambrose Farms, Ginger, Lemon Juice, Jalapeno and topped with dried flower petals.  (Photo Credit: Charleston Culinary Tours)

Unnamed drink from Stars containing Tequila, St. Germain, Pureed Heirloom Tomatoes from Ambrose Farms, Ginger, Lemon Juice, Jalapeno and topped with dried flower petals. (Photo Credit: Charleston Culinary Tours)

Here’s the deal; $40 gets you an hour and a half tour with a signature cocktail at three different locations. Your tour guide will entertain you on your walks between stops with stories about our town while mixologists at each watering hole will enlighten you with a cocktail of choice, all based on traditional techniques and flavors of the Low Country.  These aren’t just tastings of specialty drinks; we’re talking “legit” sized concoctions that pack a punch.  (Tip: eat a snack before you head out. It will sustain you. Trust us.)  Monday and Wednesdays will find you traveling the street of East Bay, while Tuesdays and Thursdays take you on trip down the ever expanding Upper King Street area. The end of the tour will have you cheers’ing with the rest of the tour goers a.k.a., your new best friends.

Limit 14 people per tour, I highly recommend this for anyone who needs an extra activity to entertain out of town guests.  Prepare to be quenched.

 

WHEN: Tours start at 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday

WHERE:
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Stars Restaurant, 495 King Street, Charleston, SC
Mondays and Wednesdays at 161 East Bay Street on the corner of East Bay and Queen Street – right outside of the Southend Brewery.

TICKETS:  Please call Charleston Culinary Tours at 843-259-2966, or click here for more information.

 

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