Sip & Savor

A Cornbread Recipe You Won’t Want to Miss

Hailing from Alabama, Charleston Grill’s Executive Chef, Michelle Weaver, learned the ABCs of Southern cooking from her mother, who taught her that food not only nurtures the body but also the soul.  Her refined and well-traveled palate is proven to be warm, inviting, and comforting.  With Thanksgiving merely days away, it’s difficult to decide what sides to prepare.  Skip the store-bought bread this year, and wow your guests with Chef Michelle Weaver’s savory cornbread recipe.  And, to pair perfectly with the warm, delicious bread we suggest you follow her herb-roasted turkey and gravy recipe.
Cornbread Recipe


All-purpose flour
1 cup

Stone-ground white cornmeal
3/4 cup

Baking powder
1 tbsp

Kosher salt
1 tsp


Sour scream
1/2 cup

Whole buttermilk
2/3 cup

Vegetable oil
1/4 cup



Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet inside to heat
Sift flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt together.  In a separate bowl, whisk eggs just enough to break them up.  Stir in sour cream, buttermilk, and oil.
Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.  Do not over-mix.  Pour mixture into hot skillet
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.

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Cocktails to Spice Up Your Next Holiday Party

As the days get shorter and the temperature gets cooler, it’s safe to say that we’ve officially reached the holiday season.  It’s time to part ways with your go-to summer drinks, and welcome the warm tastes of apple, cranberry, and cinnamon.  Our resident Thoroughbred Club mixologist, Mouzon, has prepared the perfect recipes for holiday-inspired cocktails.  Indulge in these festive drinks in the comforts of your own home, or, cozy up next to the fireplace at the Thoroughbred Club and listen to the sounds of live music.


The Conductor
1.5oz Wild Turkey American Honey
1oz Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur
1oz Fresh Sour mix
1 round lemon slice, for garnish
Granulated sugar, for garnish
Rub a lemon slice along the rim of a martini glass, then dip the glass into a dish of sugar.  Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Stir, then strain liquid into glass.  Garnish with lemon slice.

Cranberry Allspice Old Fashioned
2oz Barbancourt 15-year rhum
0.5oz allspice & brown sugar simple syrup
Dried cranberries and oranges muddled
1 orange peel, for garish and glass
Using a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle dried cranberries, orange, allspice, and brown sugar simple syrup against bottom and side of a glass. Fill glass with ice. Stir in rhum, cranberry juice, and splash of club soda (optional). Garnish with orange slice and cranberries.

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The Secret is Out – Mouzon’s Mash Recipe

Recipes that have been passed down through the family tend to not only be the most cherished, but also the most delicious. The Thoroughbred Club bartender, Mouzon, has a family drink recipe that is no different. Known at The Thoroughbred Club as Mouzon’s Mash, this bar favorite is loved by tourist and locals alike.

This fresh and vibrant drink didn’t start with Mouzon, it all began with his grandfather who owned a peach orchard. When Mouzon was younger, he remembers his grandfather creating a similar drink combining freshly picked peaches with a generous pour of homemade moonshine. Over the years, the concoction evolved, switching out the liquor for Gentleman’s Jack Tennessee Whiskey, giving it a smokey flavor.

Mouzon combines Gentleman Jack Whiskey, pureed fresh peaches, mint and lemon to create this unique cocktail. And now the secret is out, as Mouzon shares his family recipe.

Fresh peach nectar
1.5 oz
Instructions: Take the peach nectar, mint leaves, simple syrup, lemon and muddle. Add Gentleman’s Jack Tennesee Whiskey, shake together and strain over fresh ice. Top off with club soda and garnish with a fresh peach and mint sprig.

Mint leaves
4 – 5

Simple syrup

Club Soda


Gentleman’s Jack Whiskey
2 oz


Try this cocktail at home or you stop by the Thoroughbred Club and enjoy this drink while listening to the full story from Mouzon himself.

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