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

Atop the new Pod Brooklyn is RFTP, a bar and lounge with views of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood and the Manhattan skyline. Much like the Pod Hotels brand, RFTP is modern, minimal and cool. With a zinc bar and cushioned wooden “banquettes,” the space can host private events for up to 200 guests.

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
—lemonade
—cucumber
—mint leaves
—soda water

 

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 

 

INGREDIENTS
—2 ½ ounces Dubonnet Red
—1 ounce Elijah Craig bourbon
—1 ½ ounce triple sec
—1 dash Angostura bitters

DIRECTIONS
Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange zest.

Courtesy of Butcher & Banker