During the summertime, there’s nothing like a refreshing cocktail to relax with at your Alston apartment. However, here in Ronkonkoma, you don’t need to go with run-of-the-mill liquors to enjoy with your cocktail of choice – you can purchase artisan spirits from nearby distilleries.

If you’re ready to mix up your summer drink with some high-quality, homemade liquors, stop by these local distilleries for rum, vodka, gin, whiskey and more that’s made with tender, love and care right here in the Ronkonkoma area.

The Better Man Distilling Company, located at 161 River Ave, Patchogue which is 11 minutes from your Alston apartment, offers a list of constantly changing craft cocktails and rotating food trucks as well as a beautiful outdoor patio.

Founder Anthony Gruppuso was not just a man who loved spirits – he was a man who read every book written on the subject, special ordered bottles from overseas, mastered the art of cocktail making and aged his own negronis. Now, he has fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening his own distillery.

Long Island Spirits, located at 2182 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow which is 26 minutes from your Alston apartment, became the first craft distillery since the 1800s founded on Long Island when they opened in 2007.

Housed in twin-cupola barn that has been repurposed into a craft distillery, Long Island Spirits is proud of its sustainable distillery practices and the innovative fermenting, distilling and blending techniques it has pioneered and the fact that all their spirits are non-chill filtered.

The Better Man Distilling Company

161 River Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772

(631) 708-7405

Long Island Spirits

2182 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933

(631) 630-9322