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Cheers to the Holiday Season

December 18, 2019 – Holiday imbibers can raise a glass to the season with spirited cocktail creations both at home and at some of Philadelphia’s festive restaurants and bars. Now through the end of the year, guests are invited in to sip creative cocktails at Urban Farmer, Fond, and CO-OP, while at-home imbibers can create their own holiday themed libations from Coopers’ Craft and Art in the Age. Click here to get all the spirited details.

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Urban Farmer, the rustic-chic restaurant and bar on Logan Circle, is offering quests the Clear Resolution ($16) to kick-off their New Year’s resolution making. Made with gin, citric acid, sparking rose, and edible gold, this over-the-top bubbly libation is available until January 1.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com

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Fond, the contemporary restaurant and bar on East Passyunk Avenue, is inviting guests to celebrate the holidays and the end of 2019 in style with the luxury XO-teric cocktail ($65). This decadent libation is made with Rémy Martin XO, Grand Marnier, lime juice, egg white and topped with a golden leaf.

1527 South 11th St | 215.551.5000 | https://www.fondphilly.com

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CO-OP Restaurant and Lounge, located on the bustling corner of 33rd and Chestnut sts. in University City, is inviting guests to raise a glass of Loves Me Not ($14) made with Koval Cranberry Gin, St Germain, orange liqueur, pomegranate and cranberry in celebration of the spirit.

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

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Say cheers with holiday cocktails from Brown-Forman’s newest bourbon in twenty years, Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From a vegan eggnog to a unique spin on the Boulevardier, please see below for a selection of fun holiday cocktail recipes courtesy of Coopers’ Craft Mixologist, Fitz Bailey, featuring the original Coopers’ Craft bourbon as well as brand new expression, Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve!

Vegan Egg Nog
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

  • 1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve
  • 1 oz Goya Coconut Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Aquafaba
  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Almond Milk

Instructions: Shake Aquafaba vigorously for 30 seconds then combine with all other ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Vigorously shake for another 1-2 minutes, strain into ice-filled glass, top with optional garnish.

Garnish: Dash of Chinese Five Spice (optional)

Holiday Boulevardier

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

  • 1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • .5 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Dash of Cranberry Bitters

Instructions: Put all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker, stir until chilled, pour into rocks glass with ice cube if desired and top with garnish.

Garnish: Speared cranberries

Coopers’ Sparkling Cider
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

  • 2 oz Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
  • Sparkling Apple Cider 

Instructions: Pour bourbon into an ice-filled shaker, stir until chilled, pour into flute and top with desired amount of sparkling apple cider, then garnish.

Garnish: Apple slice dusted with cinnamon on side of glass or floating

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Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop, offers NYE imbibers two specialty cocktails, the Midnight Reverie ($14) and Flirting with the Zodiac ($10). Those looking to make Flirting with the Zodiac punch for at-home NYE parties can purchase both The Reverend’s Universal Spirit and The Good Reverend’s Guide to Infused Spirits at Art in the Age and create their own spirited holiday libations.

Flirting with the Zodiac (serves 20)

Courtesy of Lee Noble, Cocktail Director

  • 12 oz. Universal Spirit
  • 24 oz dry champagne
  • 24 oz. pineapple juice
  • 12 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 6 oz. ginger beer
  • 4 oz. lime juice

Instructions: Add above ingredients to punch bowl and stir gently to integrate. Add nine large ice balls to keep the punch cool. Ladle punch over cube ice in individual 8 oz cups

Garnish: Pomegranate seeds, preserved lemon slices, mint leaves (as desired)

Midnight Reverie

Courtesy of Lee Noble, Cocktail Director

  • ½ oz Art in the Age Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz chilled ginger lemon syrup
  • Topped with Cava

Instructions: Put a few blueberries in the bottom of the Collins class. Fill the glass the rest of the way with pebble ice. Add all ingredients except Cava together with ice, and strain the liquid into the glass. Top with Cava

Garnish: Thyme and blueberries

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

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-Eleanor King