It’s not only about the beer, even if the last six pages happened to be. In addition to an abundance of breweries, New Jersey is also home to several distilleries that know the basis of a perfectly crafted cocktail is a perfectly distilled spirit. Monmouth and Ocean counties feature a few distilleries of their own making your favorite spirit close to home. Whether you enjoy a smooth, crisp vodka or gin or prefer a dark whiskey or flavored rum, there is a distillery and spirit crafted just for you right in Monmouth or Ocean counties so catch your spirit today.
ASBURY PARK DISTILLING MARTINI
ASBURY PARK DISTILLING CO.
When you visit Asbury Park Distilling Co, you are being served a drink literally made from scratch in-house. All the alcohol, bitters, tonics, tinctures, syrups and any other cocktail accompaniment is made by their incredibly talented bar staff. Grab a martini and sip and relax.
COPPER KETTLE SPIRITS
NJ BEACH BADGE VODKA
NJ Beach Badge Vodka and Spirit of NJ Vodka, the distillery’s award-winning vodkas, are made slowly with purpose in New Jersey for people who love New Jersey. Jersey Shore natives know that local pride is as real as local summer and this local vodka is also the real deal.
THE COLTS NECK STILLHOUSE CO.
Muckleyeye Spirits are distilled with white knuckle enthusiasm, exuberant pride and the spirit of proclamation. The unique and detailed craft cocktail program utilizes house-made tinctures, bitters, cordials, syrups, sodas and shrubs from locally sourced ingredients and produce.
ISLAND BEACH RUM BUCKET
ISLAND BEACH DISTILLERY
Island Beach Distillery is home to all things rum from white rum, spiced rum, sweet rum and pineapple, coconut, banana and cinna-rum, the distillery has a rum for you. Grab a rum bucket for a mixture of a few of your favorite spirits and juices.
LAIRD & COMPANY
Laird & Company’s Apple Snap features Laird’s Applejack topped with ginger beer and a lemon for a smooth and refreshing cocktail.
SOURLAND MOUNTAIN SPIRITS
Sourland Mountain Spirits Ultimate Cooler features Sourland Mountain Spirits Gin mixed with simple syrup, fresh mint, cucumber and fever tree tonic. This Ultimate Cooler debuted during the distillery’s first week of its 12 Weeks of Summer Cocktails.
AGUA DE MELON
THE JERSEY CITY DISTILLERY
The Jersey City Distillery’s Agua de Melon features Corgi Saddlecoat Vodka, watermelon, cranberry, lime and simple syrup. This cocktail is featured on the distillery’s summer menu so sip it while you can.
DUMBASS PEACH MULE
DUMBASS WHISKEY CO.
The Dumbass Peach Mule is Dumbass Whiskey Co.’s own version of a mule cocktail. Simple yet spectacular, the Dumbass Peach Mule is made with one part Dumbass Peach Whiskey and three parts ginger beer.
LITTLE WATER DISTILLERY
Little Water Distillery’s Lexington Lemonade is made with muddled cucumber, lemon, house made simple syrup and 48 Blocks Vodka. Head to the distillery for tours, tastings and handcrafted cocktails.
THE JERSEY SUNSET
PINE TAVERN DISTILLERY
Pine Tavern Distillery’s The Jersey Sunset features fresh muddled strawberries, peach cider, lemonade and Muddy Run Jersey Style Vodka.
SILK CITY DISTILLERS
Silk City Distillers’ Bloody Mary is made with the distillery’s corn whiskey and the usual Bloody Mary fixings like tomato juice, horseradish and spices, then garnished with a pickle, celery stalk, green bean and a lime and lemon.
Feeling peachy? Trainwreck Distillery’s made in-house rum infused Peach Martini is divinely delicious. Stop in to sip on the Peach Martini or one of the distillery’s other craft cocktails.