Try this: Make The Longboard’s refreshing cocktail recipe this spring

This cocktail recipe was created locally and is crafted at The Longboard on Sullivan’s Island.

The photo shows a specialty cocktail that's a coral color, in a short glass with salt around the rim.

Sip on the False Horizon, its recipe was created here in the Lowcountry.

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Warmer temperatures and later sunsets are back; it’s official: spring is in blossom. What better way to celebrate the beginning of a new season than with a cocktail created + crafted locally?

City Editor Callie here. I stopped by The Longboard, an island-inspired restaurant + bar on Sullivan’s Island, to learn how to make the False Horizon — a fun and refreshing spring cocktail. Let me tell you, it’s good… like really good.

The Longboard’s Beverage Director Billy Rockefeller created the drink and said he was inspired by some of his personal favorite liquors and ingredients that awaken several taste buds. In his words, “The cocktail is a balance of juicy, bitter, acidic, herbal, and a touch of smoke to really round things off. Adding the salt rim as a flavor enhancer only makes each aspect of the drink pop even more.”


The Longboard’s Beverage Director Billy Rockefeller created the False Horizon’s recipe.

Photo by CHStoday

False Horizon recipe


  • 1 ½ ounces reposado tequila (can substitute blanco)
  • 1/4 ounce Aperol
  • 1/10 ounce mezcal
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce sage agave


  • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  • Shake, shake, shake
  • Serve over ice in a glass with a salted rim
  • Garnish with fresh sage
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The Longboard – Sullivan’s Island is the second location for the coastal spot that was founded in St. John, USVI.

Photo by CHStoday

So whether you’re looking to expand your cocktail-making skills, or aiming to impress your guests at Easter brunch, this drink will shore-ly transport them to a coastal state of mind.

Check out this cool casual spot yourself; it’s located at 2213-B Middle St. There you can also try the Mi Boy Lilikoi + other specialty cocktails.

Fun fact: The Longboard – Sullivan’s Island is the second concept. The flagship location opened in 2015 in St. John, USVI.