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6 Drinks Exclusive to Elizabeth City

Posted on 05/13/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City

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North Carolina’s “Harbor of Hospitality® ” wouldn’t be complete without great beverages to give you a warm welcome, and, on your next trip, you will be pleased with the unique offerings available. Read on for the 6 Drinks Exclusive to Elizabeth City, North Carolina!

Lighthouse - Ghost Harbor Brewing Company
Ghost Harbor Brewing Company glass pint of beerOne of Ghost Harbor Brewing Company’s flagship beers is the “Lighthouse”, a New England IPA that has soft body amd smooth feel with a tropical, juicy after taste. Located in historic Pailin’s Alley in downtown Elizabeth City, the brewing company allows outside food to be brought in so you can eat your favorite NC food, like Hoppin' Johnz New South Cuisine, while trying out your new favorite IPA. 




Cypress Creek Collins - Cypress Creek Grill
gin cocktail at Cypress Creek GrillTry a fresh twist on an ageless classic at the local favorite for fine dining, Cypress Creek Grill. The Cypress Creek Collins, based off the popular cocktail, a Tom Collins, is made with a tasty blend of North Carolina’s own Mother Earth gin, a ginger-infused simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and club soda.




June Bug Specialty Cocktail - Montero’s Restaurant
blue curacao cocktail with cherryTalk about tropical paradise in a cup! A Montero's classic, the June Bug is a mix of Malibu Rum, Banana & Melon Liqueurs, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, and sweet & sour with a splash of orange juice. Mixed at one of the best Elizabeth City restaurants for celebrations, this cocktail has a flavor you won’t soon forget.





Hoppin’ Punch -  Hoppin’ Johnz New South Cuisine
hoppin punch cocktailWhether you’re on their patio or inside at Hoppin’ Johnz New South Cuisine, the Hoppin’ Punch will pair wonderfully with the restaurant’s delicious southern cuisine. It’s a fruity beverage made from fresh squeezed orange juice, vodka, peach schnapps and grenadine, garnished with an orange. Learn about all their cocktails here!




The Greenhouse - Paradiso Roma Ristorante
greenhouse cocktail paradiso roma ristoranteA truly distinct drink, the Greenhouse from Paradiso Roma Ristorante looks like it was crafted in a garden, and tastes like it, too! The drink made from vodka, Midori melon, soda, lime, and purple basil – which gives it an exceptional look and flavor. 





Bistro Rita - The Mills Downtown Bistro
orange cocktail with sugar around rim and orange sliceAt The Mills Downtown Bistro, you can try an Elizabeth City take on the refreshing margarita. The bartenders at the bistro balance the ingredients differently to give the sugar-rimmed cocktail a fruitier taste that pairs nicely with the Southern-inspired crepes and tapas they offer. Check out some photos of their tasty food on Facebook



If you’re looking for drinks with both a southern feel and modern flair, then head to Elizabeth City, North Carolina! For more dining and drink options, check out our website and be sure to share pics of your fun times in EC on social media with #VisitECity

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