Happy Hour Philly Announces Summer Social Launch
Bars / Beer / Cocktails / Happy Hour / Wine

Happy Hour Philly Announces Summer Social Launch

In April, Center City District announced that its annual summer happy hour series, SIPS, was canceled due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic. With restrictions now fully lifted and coronavirus numbers low, it may have seemed premature. Chris Parker-Rajewski and Mark Prinzinger, of social startup Happy Hour Philly, conceived Summer Social, a weekly happy … Continue reading

RIP The Franklin Bar AKA Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company
Bars / Cocktails

RIP The Franklin Bar AKA Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

Another one bites the dust? The Franklin Bar is permanently closed. Yet another COVID-19 casualty? Almost certainly. However, rumors say the building has been sold for some sort of development. Isn’t that always the story in this city? Sigh. While this is extremely sad news for cocktail enthusiasts, it hardly comes as a surprise. Pandemic … Continue reading

Fearless Restaurants Mixing It Up with New Zoom Cocktail Classes
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Fearless Restaurants Mixing It Up with New Zoom Cocktail Classes

Fearless Restaurants might be closed due to COVID but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still mixing up some of the best cocktails in the area! Fearless Restaurants, the parent company of White Dog Cafe Wayne, Haverford, Glen Mills, and University City; Autograph Brasserie, Rosalie, Louie Louie, Moshulu; and Daddy O and Tucker’s Tavern on Long … Continue reading

Product Corner: Fabrizia Limoncello Canned Cocktails
Booze / Cocktails / Products

Product Corner: Fabrizia Limoncello Canned Cocktails

With the craft beer boom in full swing, it seems almost commonplace today for beer lovers/brewers to leave their careers behind to start breweries. It’s hardly commonplace for someone to leave their career to start a niche liqueur company—but that’s exactly what Phil Mastroianni did with Fabrizia Spirits in 2008. A former accountant, Phil left … Continue reading

Product Corner: ROOT Crafted Cocktail Mixers
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Product Corner: ROOT Crafted Cocktail Mixers

What better way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend than with cocktails? ROOT Crafted Cocktail Mixers made it easy for me by sending me a few samples. These all organic, artisanal cocktail mixers were created by two women “with a shaker and a dream” in Bethlehem, PA (approximately 70 miles north of Philadelphia). Founded by Trish … Continue reading

Booze News: Philadelphia Distilling Cocktail Kits Now Available
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Booze News: Philadelphia Distilling Cocktail Kits Now Available

Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation allowing temporary cocktails-to-go today. Philadelphia Distilling announced it is offering to-go cocktail kits being packaged by out of work Philadelphia bartenders. In addition to its own bartenders, Philadelphia Distilling has hired local bartenders who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to assemble the cocktail kits by … Continue reading

Product Corner: Hank’s Limited Edition Caribbean Recipe Ginger Beer
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Product Corner: Hank’s Limited Edition Caribbean Recipe Ginger Beer

When I received the press release that Hank’s Gourmet Root Beer is now rolling out its spiciest flavor yet, Hank’s Caribbean Recipe Ginger Beer, I asked them to send me a sample so I could try it. I’m a fan of ginger beer in “Moscow Mules” or even just by itself, depending on my mood. This is … Continue reading

Sisterhood of Spirits? P.J. Clarke’s Launches Women’s Social Club
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Sisterhood of Spirits? P.J. Clarke’s Launches Women’s Social Club

P.J. Clarke’s announces the launch of Philadelphia’s newest women’s social club, The Moon Tree Society. The Moon Tree Society is an organization founded by and for the women of Philadelphia as a forum for social engagement and the exchange of ideas and narratives over drinks of all kinds. The club will meet monthly at P.J. … Continue reading

New Year’s Eve 2019 Cocktails
Booze / Cocktails

New Year’s Eve 2019 Cocktails

Guest post by Fine Wine & Good Spirits. Whether you’re dancing the night away with friends or watching the ball drop from the comfort of your couch, you’re going to need something to toast with this New Year’s Eve. Countdown to 2019 with these sparkling sips. Midnight Twist 1 ½ oz Bluecoat Gin 1 oz … Continue reading

Cocktail Recipes Guaranteed to Make Your Holidays Happier
Cocktails

Cocktail Recipes Guaranteed to Make Your Holidays Happier

Guest post by Fine Wine & Good Spirits Make your next holiday party shine with some of these dazzling twists on traditional cocktails. Because no party is complete without a signature drink, good friends and family. So mix up the flavor and pour on the fun this holiday season. Berry Merry Holiday Cocktail 2 oz … Continue reading