Spirit Forward is a downtown Macon cocktail collaborative designed to highlight our talented bartenders/mixologists and promote locally distilled Georgia spirits! Each week, bartenders from participating bars, venues, and restaurants will be tasked with reimagining classic cocktails with an unexpected spirit. On Mondays, NewTown Macon will select and announce a cocktail on Facebook and Instagram for every participating venue to create. But here’s the catch – each venue will be assigned a spirit from a sponsoring distillery to create the featured cocktail of the week! This might mean a venue has to develop a classic Old Fashioned using gin, or a gimlet with bourbon. Each week will bring a variety of new twists to the drinks you know and love.
Each venue will only have 2 days to develop their cocktail. On Wednesday nights beginning March 3 through March 31, you’re invited to taste the concoctions and discover new favorites and flavor profiles.

Participating Venues

A Brooke Haven Lounge
Kinjo Kitchen + Cocktails
Kudzu Seafood Company
Lazy Susan Tapas Bar
Reboot Retrocade & Bar
The Rookery

Enter to Win!

Visit each participating venue over the course of the month and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card from EACH participating business. Here’s how:
1. Download the punch Card below.
2. Place an X over the venues you visit after trying their cocktail specials on March 3, 10, 17, 21, 30.
3. Email your completed card to emily@newtownmacon.com by April 1. The lucky winner will be announced on April 7!
4. Please enjoy responsibly!
You do have to visit each participating venue at least once over the course of March to mark off your punch card but you do not have to visit every single venue each Wednesday to be entered into the drawing. This collaboration is an opportunity for patrons to enjoy cocktails responsibly over time rather than in one evening. We encourage all participants to enjoy responsibly.

Spirit Forward Punch Card

Distillery Sponsors