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Yesterday, I had a chance to check out the newest in the recent string of whiskey-centric bars opening in Philadelphia. Bank & Bourbon (infuriatingly similar in name to the also-new Bourbon & Branch in Northern Liberties, sure to confuse me more than it should for the foreseeable future) is located at 1200 Market Street, attached […]

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After a month that seemed to take far too long, Jen and I got together with 8 other like-minded drinkers from Philadelphia for the express purpose of opening and consuming a bottle of whiskey that at least one of us had been meaning to try. Due to some really fortunate timing and a tip from […]

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Slow Learner 1 oz Bourbon (I used Elijah Craig) 0.5 oz Aalborg Akvavit 0.5 oz Benedictine 0.5 oz lemon juice 2 dashes Hella Bitters Wormwood 0.75 strawberry rhubarb syrup Shake ingredients well with ice and strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a strawberry and a lemon peel. NOTES: I […]

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Nog the Halls

Last week, I wrote a holiday themed classic cocktail post for Drink Philly, featuring some of my favorite recipes. I made almost all of them for our holiday cocktail party on Friday, but I ended up tweaking the eggnog recipe last minute because I found an almost empty bottle of ROOT in the back of […]

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The Orchard Keeper 1.5 oz Eagle Rare Bourbon 0.5 oz Laird’s 100 Proof Apple Brandy 0.25 oz Nocello Walnut Liqueur 1 oz Grenadine 3 drops Autumn Spice Bitters Shake ingredients well with cracked ice and strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with candied ginger and cinnamon. NOTES: This one is […]

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We were invited to a potluck this past week with a lot of people that do some really heavy-duty cooking, so I thought I’d leave the cooking to them and bring along a drink to share. I also got to take the half-finished bar bag for a test run. It needs a little work, but […]

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1.5 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1 oz Mezcal 1 oz Pear Vanilla Shrub 1 tbsp condensed milk 2 dashes chocolate bitters Shake ingredients well with ice, strain and serve up. Garnish with a slice of pear. NOTES: I set out to try something in the bourbon family with the pear shrub. In my head, I […]

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After a surprisingly high number of suggestions to do so, we decided to try our hand at some beer cocktails. Being fall (and considering it was already in our fridge), we started with a pumpkin beer that neither of us had ever tried: Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale. I was a little surprised by the results, specifically […]

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Year of the Flood 1.5 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon 0.5 oz Cazadores Reposado Tequila 1 oz Raspberry Vanilla Syrup 0.5 oz Benedictine Shake well and serve over ice. NOTES: Pretty tasty. I really like the taste of this syrup, but if we’re being honest, the follow-up drink was just 1 oz of the syrup and […]

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After being teased with advance ads for over a month, we were finally able to get our hands on a bottle of RHUBY, Art In The Age’s newest liqueur. We sat down to try it out by itself first. I will say it’s not quite the sipping spirit that I found ROOT to be, mostly […]

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