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Dry January Jawn

December 31, 2019 – Shirley Temple, step aside. With the rise of dry and sober months, it’s no wonder many restaurants and bars have added alcohol-free cocktails to their menus. From simple fruit-based mocktails to over-the-top creations with no-AVB spirits, to alcohol-free beers, there’s a sober sipper for everyone to enjoy.

This year for Dry January, guests are invited to the below restaurants and bars to indulge in new, refreshing flavors that are fun to order, satisfying to sip on and pretty to look at.

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The Bar by Bluebird Distilling at The Bourse, located in the main dining area of the historic food hall in Old City, is offering guests two creative alcohol-free cocktails to sip on in January –Morning Dew ($6) made with lime juice, cinnamon simple syrup, mint, and angostura, and Hare of the Rabbit ($6) made with carrot shrub, lemon juice, and demerara.

111 S Independence Mall W. | https://bluebirddistilling.com

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Art in the Age is inviting Dry January participants in to enjoy two creative alcohol-free cocktails for the entire month. No-ABV imbibers can sip on the Old Fabrication ($12) made with Bittermilk No.1 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer, chilled lapsang souchong tea, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, Bitter Housewife Old Fashioned Bitters, and Orange Blossom Water Mist and the No-groni ($8) made with Bittermilk N.5 Charred Grapefruit Tonic Syrup, Hibiscus and gentian Infusion, Orange peel ginger tea, seltzer, Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters, Dashfire Bay Leaf Bitters and orange peel expression.

116 N. 3rd St. | 215.922.2600 | www.artintheage.com

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Royal Boucherie, the American brasserie from dry Chef Nicholas Elmi, has the prim and proper solution to a liquor-free month with the Lavender Bowtie ($6). This Instagramable drink boasts a beautiful purple hue from butterfly pea powder and is made with grapefruit, and soda.

52 South 2nd St. | 267.606.6313 | www.royalboucherie.com

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Rex 1516, the Southern-inspired restaurant and on South Street, is making the traditional Southern Hummingbird cake in liquid form for your sipping pleasure. Hummingbird Soda ($6) made with Hummingbird Shrub, lemon juice, and simple syrup is a house-made recipe of macerated chopped pineapples and bananas in sugar with vanilla beans, nutmeg, and cloves that rests and yields a concentrated juice that is then strained and fortified.

1516 South St. | 267.319.1366 | www.rex1516.com

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Café Ynez, the BYOB all-day Mexico City-inspired café, is offering delicious mixers made with fresh fruit and herbs. Guests can choose from a variety of flavorful combinations such as Blackberry Lemon Thyme made with blackberry puree, lemon, and homemade thyme syrup, Blood Orange, or Mango Mint made with orange juice, mango puree and mint syrup. Carafes are $13 and can be enjoyed virgin or with BYO tequila.

2025 Washington Ave | 215.278.7579 | www.cafeynez.com

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Royal Tavern, the recently renovated and re-opened South Philly favorite, offers two zero proof cocktails in addition to an alcohol-free beer. Both zero proof cocktails are $6 and include the Sits Easy made with chamomile tea, coconut nectar, orange and lemon, and the Funky Fresh Kombucha made with gritty turmeric, honey, and ginger. For beer lovers looking to cut back on alcohol, they can sip on Run Wild IPA ($4.50) from Athletic Brewing Company.

937 East Passyunk Avenue | 215.389.6694 | https://www.royaltavern.com

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Square 1682, the modern-American restaurant and bar in Rittenhouse, is offering the Like a Virgin, a Seedlip mocktail made with Chamomile Infused Seedlip Spice 94 Nonalcoholic Spirit, Fusion Verjus Blanc, raspberry basic syrup, lemon juice, and egg white. Available for $11, this spirited alcohol-free libation will be available for the entire month of January.

121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008 | https://square1682.com

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Bluebird Distilling Dry January

– Eleanor King