Holiday Spirits with Lowry Hill Liquors

Lowry Hill Liquors manager Brian Keeler talks December sales and shares a favorite holiday cocktail.

Lowry Hill Liquors and Lakeside Wine + Spirits in Long Lake have been family-run businesses from the beginning. Brian Keeler, currently general manager, grew up helping out behind the counter, stocking coolers and “getting paid with lollipops,” he says. Keeler says the liquor stores are special for many reasons: They find the best quality products, offer competitive prices, donate to the community and “try to serve the customer as best [they] can.”

Head into the stores this month for fabulous holiday sales. Pick up any case of non-sale wine for 25 percent off, or come in at the end of the month for a champagne blowout sale. They also have gift baskets available—a perfect gift for a cocktail connoisseur. The sales also continue into January, with more deals and wine discounts increasing each day of the month.

Once you’ve restocked your liquor cabinet, try this warm, comforting recipe, Keeler’s holiday cocktail recommendation:

Hot Buttered Rum
2 oz. dark rum
½ oz. sugar syrup or
1 tsp. brown sugar
Pinch of nutmeg
Fill with hot water
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and pat of butter