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Let’s Get Percolated: Celebrate International Coffee Day with these Java Joys

September 26, 2019- Who said Bloody a Mary is the only breakfast cocktail? Get your buzz going with all things coffee for International Coffee Day on Sunday, September 29.

The below restaurants and bars have concocted a slew of coffee-infused creations for guests looking for a Sunday pick-me-up. Options from around the city include brew-tiful cocktails, beers and – of course, java-centric desserts.

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Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop is offering coffee connoisseurs two coffee cocktail creations for National Coffee Day. Guests can enjoy an Espresso Martini, made with Powderhorn Vodka, espresso, Dashfire Mole Bitters, oak milk, cinnamon and a coffee bean garnish, and a Cold Brew Old Fashioned made with Kinsey Bourbon, Grady’s Cold Brew Coffee Syrup, Orleans Bitters, cardamom bitters, and an orange peel garnish.

116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | http://artintheage.com

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Bluebird Distilling and Menagerie Coffee at The Bourse have partnered to create not one, but two coffee cocktails. Guests can enjoy a PSL, made with Bluebird Vodka, Menagerie Cold Brew Concentrate, pumpkin, Orgeat, and egg white and the Teacher’s Pet, made with Phoenixville Whiskey, Menagerie Cold Brew Concentrate, sweet vermouth, chocolate bitters, and Luxardo cherry.

111 S Independence Mall East | https://theboursephilly.com

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CO-OP Restaurant and Lounge, the bustling corner hot-spot in University City, is bringing together decadent flavors for their National Coffee Day by offering a Salted Caramel Affogato. Crafted with vanilla bean ice cream and a salted caramel sauce ‘drowned’ in Illy Espresso, this sweet treat is available for $8 all day long.

20 South 33rd Street | 215-398-1874 | https://www.coopphilly.com

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Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard” located on South Street, is offering guests a classic coffee and booze combination with their Espresso-tini, made with vanilla vodka, espresso, and Kahlua. This $12 favorite is available all day for Sunday imbibers.

1525 South Street | 215.735.1116 | http://jetwinebar.com

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Philadelphia Brewing Co., one of Philadelphia’s oldest and largest breweries, is offering a brewed awakening to Sunday sippers with pints and bottles of their Joe Coffee Porter. This ale is brewed with locally-roasted, organic, coffee from Passero’s Coffee Roasters. Dark Munich and chocolate malts combine to create a well-balanced, flavorful porter with a fresh roasted coffee aroma.

2440 Frankford Avenue | 215.427.2739 | http://philadelphiabrewing.com

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Red Owl Tavern, located on the corner across from Independence Hall, is offering guests a draft of Tröegs Java Head Stout ($8). This creamy oatmeal stout is infused with locally roasted, cold steeped coffee through a HopBack vessel, which releases subtle hints of cocoa, roasted nuts and dark mocha.

433 Chestnut Street | 215.923.2267 | https://redowltavern.com

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Urban Farmer is partnering with Commons Café, a coffee shop located on the lobby level of The Logan hotel, for a Coffee Happy Hour from 9 to 10 am daily, September 29 through October 4, featuring the  Cinnamon Mocha Latte ($4) from their Fall Drink Specials. This coffee shop offers a respite from the daily morning madness with comfortable seating and plenty of freshly made bakery items, and exclusively brews La Colombe coffee.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | https://urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com

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For those looking to create their own coffee cocktails, Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Bourbon now offers a coffee-infused recipe for the aspiring home bartender: the Kentucky Pick Me Up, courtesy of Atlanta’s acclaimed bartender Kellie Thorn (Empire State South).

Kentucky Pick-Me-Up

Courtesy of Kellie Thorn, Bar Manager, Empire State South, Atlanta — GA 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
  • .5 oz J. Reiger’s Caffe Amaro
  • .5 oz espresso
  • .5 oz rich brown simple syrup
  • 2 dash chocolate Bitters
  • 1 dash cardamom Bitters

Procedure: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice and shake. Fine strain up into a chilled stemmed cocktail glass.

Garnish: 3 espresso beans

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-Eleanor King