As we begin the new decade, it’s difficult to imagine that the last time America saw the 20s, the depression was imminent and alcohol was forbidden. Forbidden! Even the word causes us to give a little shudder and give silent thanks that in today’s world, we’ve come to appreciate the benefits of a good drink. We’ve even learned that in many cases, an adult beverage can be beneficial to our health! And because we at New England Vacation Rentals are very concerned about the health of our guests, this guide to finding the best handcrafted Maine cocktails will help you in continuing your journey to good health. Let’s all raise a drink in toast!

Sacred Cod Tavern, 297 Shore Road #1 in Chatham

If you have ever spent far too much money on a so-so cocktail, you’ll appreciate the beverages served at the Sacred Cod Tavern on many levels. Innovative, refreshing, and so delicious, you’ll think you’re sampling the wares of a mixologist from New York City. But of course, you’re in a far better place, and the barrel-aged cocktails served here can be enjoyed with a view of the sea!

The Pheasant, 905 Main Street in Dennis

Although wine may be the drink that is most commonly served with French food, the French influenced American dishes served at The Pheasant go exceedingly well with the cocktails served here! Try the Burning Down the House, created from banana foster infused cognac, rye, brown butter syrup, star anise absinth infused Peychauds Bitters, and always served neat. Or enjoy a glass of Life During Wartime, a nostalgic nod to the glamorous age of the 40s created from rye, Ramazzotti Amaro, Punt e Mes, Krauterlikor, Cynar, house made spiced cherry cordial, root beer foam float and served up. The names of their cocktails are almost as delicious as the taste of every beverage!

Rock Harbor Grill, 18 Old Colony Way in Orleans

Specializing in all-American food, and pizza, the handcrafted cocktails served at Rock Harbor Grill go down incredibly smooth! Their drink menu is almost as long as the dinner menu and offers classic sangrias in both red and white and a selection of cocktails with names such as the Daisy (espolon blanco / clement coconut / velvet falernum / lime) and Pop – Rock – And Drop (It bulleit bourbon / inferno aperitif / grapefruit).

Maine Cocktails – Sample Them All

Or pick your favorite and go back again and again. Cape Cod offers a bevy of flavors to be sampled, and we hope you’ll give them all a try during your time here! Contact us today to book one of our waterview vacation rentals!