The Local focuses on (you guessed it: local) home-grown traditional American cuisine, with some Asian, French, and Italian influence. As Alec says, “the local products available to us are fantastic, and are held to an extremely high standard in this area by both restaurants and consumers alike. And as far as freshness goes, it’s a no-brainer: the closer your product is created, the fresher it will be when you serve/pour/sell it to your customers!”
2 oz. Vitae Platinum Rum
¾ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz. Blueberry-Lavender-Mint Cordial**
small pinch of salt
Add all ingredients to a shaker. Add ice, shake until well-chilled, and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a floating lavender sprig or a lime peel.
Alec Spidalieri of The Local
824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902