In Lewisberry, Pa., a town of less than 400 people, is the passionate team at Crostwater Distilled Spirits. Founded by the daughter of immigrants, Crostwater Distilled Spirits was created to produce high quality craft spirits while honoring the legacy and origins of those spirits.
Crostwater Distilled Spirits’ founders, Victoria and Kevin Close, initially wanted to honor Victoria’s Russian heritage and the tradition of ‘Holy Water,’ the Russian expression for vodka, by opening a vodka and martini bar. Soon after, Victoria came to the realization that many of the staple spirits have found their way to America from all over the world, and their legacies deserve celebration too.
Crostwater Distilled Spirits’ full range of award-winning craft spirits includes vodka, whisky, rum and gin. Though rum is widely known to be made with molasses, Crostwater Distilled Spirits brings rum back to its early 1600s roots. Their gold-medal-winning rum is made with 100% cane sugar, giving the rum a candy floss flavor perfect on its own or in a slew of different cocktails.


  • .5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Splash of Triple Sec
Combine in shaker full of ice and shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with lime wheel. Enjoy!

Vampire Cocktail

  • .25 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Raspberries
  • 2 oz. Amaretto
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 4 oz. Vodka
  • 4 Plastic Syringes
  • 6 oz. Club Soda
Puree the raspberries in a blender or food processor. Press the puree through a fine mesh strainer to separate the pulp from the seeds. Discard the seeds. Combine the puree with the sugar in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir frequently and cook until mixture darkens and thickens, about 10 minutes. Chill until ready to use. Add vodka and amaretto to a shaker with ice and shake until very cold, about 20 seconds. Stir in orange juice and club soda. Pour into iced glasses. Fill syringes with equal parts of the raspberry syrup and place in glasses before serving.

Spiced Mule

  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 oz. Spiced Rum
  • Top with Ginger Beer
Add ice to glass, then pour in rum and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and enjoy!

Crostwater Toddy

  • 1.5 oz. Crostwater Spiced Rum
  • 4 oz. Hot Tea (preferably black tea)
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Honey
Add honey and hot tea in heat proof glass and stir until honey dissolves. Add rum and lemon juice and stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick and lemon wedge.

Stormy Cider

  • 1.5 oz. Crostwater Spiced Rum
  • 2 oz. Apple Cider
  • 4 oz. Ginger Beer
  • Splash Lime Juice
Combine rum, cider, and lime juice in glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!