Every Saturday for the past few weeks, James Yoakum has been holding hours at his Cooper River distillery in downtown Camden. (If you haven’t heard of him, here’s an article to catch you up on the second distillery to open in New Jersey, and the only in South Jersey, in recent years.) He’s calling the September events the “Camden Cocktail Club”, and they usually last for a good part of the afternoon at 34 N. 4th Street. There’s a huge array of drinks to try, from unique creations like Petty’s Island Punch, a mix of rosé, rum, and amaretto, and Camden Cream, which involves rum, Kahlua, and half-and-half, to classic mojitos and piña coladas, all delicious. The distillery itself is a great space, and James plays a welcoming host happy to show you what he’s up to and give you some insight into how it came to be that he’s distilling rum in the City Invincible.
If you haven’t been to check it out yet, this coming Saturday would be a great time to do so. Here’s some info on this weekend from their website:
“September 27th, 2014 – Cowboy Up & Drink ‘em Down – 2:30pm – 7:00pm – Ever feel like you ‘shoulda been a cowboy?’ We’ll this is your chance! Whether or not you’re going to the Toby Keith concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center you’re invited to stop by the distillery for free tours, cowboy-themed cocktails, and a boot-scootin’ playlist of James’ favorite country tunes! Black Eyed Susan’s food cart will also be here providing some delicious cowboy grub! Country-western attire awarded with drink discounts! Up-to-the-minute info here!
If you’re going to the CFET benefit concert featuring Kevin Eubanks at Rutgers’ Gordon Theatre, present your ticket for 1/2 priced cocktails from 5:30-7:00pm!”
For more information, check out the distillery’s packed events page at http://cooperriverdistillers.com/CRD/?page_id=402