The Best Summer Cocktails in Philly

The Best Summer Cocktails in Philly

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Philadelphia, PA - As the weather heats up, these Philly restaurants and bars are cooling down with refreshing and creative twists on classic summer cocktails. From Old City to University City, and even one creative force in the Western suburbs, these bars have locals covered with the best summer cocktails in Philly.Philadelphia, PA - As the weather heats up, these Philly restaurants and bars are cooling down with refreshing and creative twists on classic summer cocktails. From Old City to University City, and even one creative force in the Western suburbs, these bars have locals covered with the best summer cocktails in Philly.

 

Gin 'n' Juice • $12 - Bluebird Distilling, an award-winning local distillery that specializes in grain to glass craft spirits, including Four Grain Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Juniperus Gin and Sugarcane Rum, boasts a roster of carefully curated cocktails. This summer, guests can beat the heat with Gin ’n’ Juice, the perfect warm weather libation, served with Juniperus Gin, lime, fresh English cucumber juice, and simple syrup. 100 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA | www.bluebirddistilling.com

The Whitehead Tart • $14 - City Tap House has been Philly’s go-to destination for craft beer, and now, for the first time ever, the elevated gastropub is expanding its bar program to include craft cocktails! The starting lineup consists of 7 innovative and inspired cocktails made with the season’s freshest locally-made ingredients, including The Whitehead Tart — a refreshing take on the classic Hemingway Daiquiri featuring Bluebird Distilling Sugar Cane Rum. Named after Hemingway’s famous Key West residence, located at 907 Whitehead Dr, this cocktail boasts a raspberry twist on a classic with a welcomed tart note. 3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA | www.ucity.citytap.com
2 Logan Square, Philadelphia PA | www.logan.citytap.com/  Washington, DC | www.pennquarter.citytap.com/ Boston, MA | www.boston.citytap.com/ West Palm Beach, FL | www.wpb.citytap.com/

Art of the City • $14 - Kyle Darrow, Lead Bartender at Old City’s Red Owl Tavern, recently won the grand prize at the Visit Philly With Love Cocktail Competition at Le Méridien Philadelphia, with his stunning ombré cocktail, Art of the City, made with black lime infused Bluebird Distilling Gin, lime, pastis, orgeat syrup, and egg white. Guests can enjoy this summer sipper at one of Red Owl Tavern’s al fresco tables flanking Independence Mall. 433 Chestnut St | www.redowltavern.com

Champagne Pop • $15 - The Champagne Pop, boasting fresh fruit popsicles from Executive Chef Leo Forneas, is a seasonally effervescent cocktail available through the warm weather months — until it gets cold and fresh fruit is no longer in season. The popsicle flavors are ever changing, but previous flavors include: Lime & Mint, Mixed Berry, and Watermelon. Guests should be sure to snap a picture before sipping as the Champagne Pop is sure to secure any imbiber major likes on social media. 509 S 2nd St. | www.thetwistedtail.com

Cucumber Gimlet • $13 - Ocean Prime is known for its delicious seafood, steak, and carefully curated cocktails. Guests looking for a refreshing beverage on a hot day in Center City, should head to the stunning seafood and steakhouse for a Cucumber Gimlet, served with Bombay Sapphire Gin, muddled fresh cucumber, and hand squeezed lime. 124 S 15th St | www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/philadelphia

Black Hole Sun • $10 - Patrons still mourning the death of Grunge God and Soundgarden Leading Man, Chris Cornell, should head to Jet Wine Bar for Black Hole Sun, a piquant cocktail named after the band’s most recognizable single, served with Bacardi Rum, Roots Mastiha Liqueur, peach and lime. 1525 South St | www.jetwinebar.com

Gala Dali • $15 - Gala Dali was the wife and business manager of Salvador Dali. Le Méridien Philadelphia’s recently rebranded concept, aMuse, is paying homage to the Surrealist artist’s muse with the Gala Dali cocktail, made with Bacardi premium aged rum, simple syrup, lime juice, mint and angostura bitters. Locals and tourists alike can pull up a seat at The Bar at aMuse and enjoy this refreshing, deconstructed mojito. 1421 Arch St | www.amusephiladelphia.co

Sgroppino • $11 - Stephanie Reitano, Owner of Capofitto in Old City, and her team have perfected a slushy version of an Italian classic. The Limone, served with lemon sorbetto, vodka and prosecco, is sure to satisfy all imbibers' brunching and day-drinking needs. Guests can also enjoy a Buon Giorno Sgroppino ($10) — a Sgroppino of the day, served with the freshest seasonal ingredients — or, as the Capofitto team likes to say, “whatever is delicious and made this morning!” 233 Chestnut St | www.capofittoforno.com

Two Paths One Way - On the heels of being named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 100 Best Wine Restaurants, Bar Manager, Jeff Jagger has curated a summer bar program chock-full of showstopping warm weather sippers. Two Paths One Way is a twist on a classic gin martini, served with gin, génépy, blanc vermouth, Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum, lavender bitters, and lemon peel. The cocktail is smooth, refreshing and well-balanced, with bright tropical fruit notes from the Jamaican Rum. Two Paths One Way is perfect for those scorching hot days in Philadelphia. 1623 East Passyunk Ave | www.townsendrestaurant.com

 

 

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