Manatawny Still Works, the Pottstown distillery committed to handcrafting authentic spirits with a nod to the region’s history, took its name from the Lenape Indians’ word for “the place we meet to drink.” Made in small batches, the spirits can be imbibed neat or “as the difference maker in your favorite cocktail.”

Old Man Thyme uses Odd Fellows No. 214 Gin—a salute to odd fellows everywhere. “It’s a beautiful cocktail and tastes amazing … perfect for a holiday party or get-together with friends,” says Randy McKinley, VP of sales and marketing.

INGREDIENTS
—2 oz. Manatawny Still Works Odd Fellows
No. 214 Gin
—2 oz. Thyme and Cranberry Syrup*

* DIRECTIONS for Thyme and
Cranberry Syrup:
—.75 cup of crushed cranberries
—1 full / split vanilla bean
—.25 cup of sugar
—.5 cup of water
—15 thyme sprigs
—Let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes then strain

INGREDIENTS:
• 1.5 oz Plantation 3 Stars rum
• .5 oz Aperol
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• .5 oz lemon juice
• .5 oz Orgeat
• 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

DIRECTIONS:
Shake and double strain into your favorite Tiki mug and add ice.

 

Courtesy of Bar Marco, Pittsburgh 

 

Tucked inside the first floor lobby of Le Méridien Philadelphia, aMuse has a sleek and sexy style (think a handsome bar, fireplace, chandeliers and black leather seating). Executive chef Jennifer Salhoff creates classic French dishes with a contemporary twist. It may be an intimate space but its cocktail list makes a big impression, especially when presented in smokescented glasses and luxe flasks. Signature cocktails look to a number of leading ladies, including Philadelphia’s own princess, Grace Kelly.

 

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
—.5 oz. Grand Marnier
—one-half crushed orange
—dash of Sweet Vermouth
—Few dashes of blood orange bitters 

DIRECTIONS
—shake in a Boston Shaker
—strain into classic cocktail glass
—garnish with a lemon twist

Created by Darian Conklin, courtesy of One Lincoln at The Gettysburg Hotel