InstaCocktail

Concoct on the spot with these local spirits.



Bluebird Distilling//Photo by Steve Legato.

Bluebird Distilling. Timeless, traditional cocktails (think Old Fashioned) sing with Four Grain Bourbon. This well-balanced brown spirit—aged in new, charred American-oak barrels—features an enticing blend of corn, rye, red winter wheat, and barley.

Dad’s Hat. Equal parts complex and smooth, Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey provides a welcome start to any meal. Fruit notes and a spice essence highlight the multilayered aspects, making it perfect in a Manhattan or on the rocks.

Hewn Spirits. Enhanced by sugarcane molasses and spices, Shipmate Gold Rum is so good you can sip it straight-up. But feel free to blend it with ginger ale and lime. We do.

Manatawny Still Works. Bring T. Rutter Rum along for a mojito, or zest up your post-dinner latte. Like it shaken, not stirred? Three Bitches Wheat Vodka is a top-notch foundation for a proper dirty martini. This worker-bee spirit plays exceptionally well with fruit juices, club soda and tonic, too.

New Liberty Distillery. This modern Philly operation replicated the recipe for its Kinsey 7-Year-Old Whiskey from its age-old predecessor, Continental Distilling Corporation. Mature floral notes, a medium body, and a vanilla oak essence make it ideal for enjoying it neat or in classic, uncomplicated cocktails.

Philadelphia Distilling. Soft juniper notes and an immense depth of flavors make Bluecoat American Dry Gin tonic’s ideal mate.

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