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Cocktail of the Week: The Good Neighbor at Lowcountry 

click to enlarge ERIN WINCH
  • Erin Winch

A couple of weeks into June, Lowcountry released their new summer menu, and while every drink on it is a hit, there is one that stands out among the rest. The Good Neighbor is a beautifully crafted drink combining whiskey, sherry, lemon, cucumber, and Chareau, the aloe vera liqueur that so many have been hearing about. The cocktail is not only railing against the summer stereotype that only gin, vodka and other clear spirits can be on a drink menu, it also unites two ingredients that you don’t typically find with one another whiskey and cucumber.

“I wanted something that was different,” said Denise De Glopper, bar manager at Lowcountry and creator of the drink. “I had wanted to do something with cucumber and whiskey for a long time now but the two ingredients are hard to marry. Then I tried the Chareau and it just made sense.”

The addition of the aloe liqueur subtly introduces that cucumber flavor profile and compliments the whiskey. The lemon completes the cocktail and really instills that refreshing note that is essential in a summer tipple.

With three liquors in it, this drink is a strong one, perfect for sipping and savoring. It’s not a bad price either, $9 during regular business hours and $7 during happy hour, which runs Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Erin Winch writes about boozin’ in the Alamo City on her blog Drinking In SA. So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest San Antonio dining news with our Flavor Friday Newsletter.

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