OMG… Charleston!

They say a war for supremacy burns between Savannah and Charleston. These southern cities have a mostly good-natured rivalry to be considered the most beautiful and charming and therefore, the best bang for your tourist dollars. Really? There’s a contest? We don’t see it…

Charleston is the epitome of southern style, grace, and timeless beauty. From the waterfront to the French Quarter to the City Market, I was enchanted by her. She is an intoxicating mix of English elegance, French joue de vivre, a breath of Italian architecture and strong dose of American independence. She’s a jewel.

Now, for all you Savannah lovers, that party girl did give me a lasting gift and what is more suited to her than a drink recipe! At Belford’s restaurant in the City Market I had a delicious cocktail called Dixie Lemonade. Not too sweet, not too sour, and for some reason, it packs a punch. I promptly created a low cal version for the upcoming summer. The recipe below is for one drink but you can increase the dosage for more people or make a big batch in advance. I usually tweak as I go but this is pretty close:

Nixie Lemonade Recipe

  • 1 shot vodka
  • Dash of Couintreu or Triple Sec
  • Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
  • 4 slices of muddled cucumbers
  • Chrystal Light lemonade powder to taste to sweeten the deal
  • Splash of lemon lime soda
  • Lots of ice

Y’all come back now, ya hear? We’re headed to Bald Head Island near Southport, North Carolina…

6 thoughts on “OMG… Charleston!

  1. Susan

    LOVED taste-testing your “Nixie Lemonade”… one of the most delicious, refreshing drinks ever! Thanks for including your recipe. I’ll have to share a pitcher with my neighbors this summer. It’s sure to be a hit in this Yankee campground!

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  2. Greg Starlin

    Hello dear friends
    We have missed you!
    I am overjoyed at the beginning of your cruising adventure!
    God be with you!
    Your Friend
    Greg S.


    1. Greg, we miss y’all! It would be so great to have you visit us on Joy Girl. You would love it!! Keep in touch when you come to the East Coast. Let’s try to connect! Thank you for your blessing ☺️


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