Cocktail: Lucky Bones Beach Plum Mojito

1.5oz simple syrup 1.5oz Beach Plum purée 1.5oz light rum 1/2 lime, cut into wedges 4–5 freshly picked mint leaves Ice Club soda Add simple syrup, Beach Plum purée, mint, and lime to pint glass. Muddle. Add rum and top with ice. Fill glass with club soda and stir with a bar spoon. Serve with…

Cocktail: Flight of Wine

Create your own flight of wine for the holidays! The Washington Inn serves Stag Leap Petite Syrah, Reserve de la Sayrine Rosé, and Ancilla Lugana Ella—a non-sparkling Italian white wine. Flight glass holders, similar to shown, are available on Etsy.

Cocktail: Sweet Dreams from the Mad Batter Restaurant

Recipe courtesy of the Mad Batter 1/2 oz London dry gin 1/2 oz brandy 1/2 oz pear vodka 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 3/4 oz simple syrup (1:1 ratio) 1 drop cinnamon tincture 1 drop clove tincture 6 drops chamomile tincture 1 fresh sage leaf (garnish) Freshly ground nutmeg (for the rim) In a shaker,…

Cocktail: Cape May Mariner

“The Cape May Mariner has been a popular drink at Aleathea’s since before any of the present bartenders even started working here! It’s become a standby—one of our classic summer cocktails.” 1.5 oz orange vodka .75 oz Grand Marnier .375 oz pomegranate liquor .75 oz cranberry juice .75oz lime juice Shake all ingredients over ice…

Restless Spirits: Cape May’s most haunted bars

The traffic signals were winking continuously yellow on a beautiful autumn day last October, as Cape May resident Brady Schoenrock drove down Beach Avenue. “They were blinking in perfect sync,” he recalls. “No traffic at all, just these empty streets.” What a great picture this would make, he thought, and popped his iPhone onto the…

Cocktail: Blueberry Ouzo Lemonada from the Pier House

This cocktail is a cool, refreshing blend of lemonade, grape juice, and fresh mint picked right from our garden, and the added kick of Ouzo, the Greek aperitif. Simply put, it’s a symphony of summertime splendor.