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Celebrating Philly’s Best G&Ts

October 19, 2021 — We’re toasting to International Gin & Tonic Day (October 19) with a bevy of unique twists on the classic cocktail from Forsythia, Jet Wine Bar, Oloroso, and Stratus Rooftop Lounge. Check out the details below, and celebrate all week long by sipping on one (or all four) of these refreshing, effervescent tipples.

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Forsythia, Old City’s contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, features a playful nod to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the signature, crowd-pleasing RBG&T ($14) composed of Combier Rose liqueur, Fever Tree aromatic tonic, and lemon. This year-round go-to cocktail is available on the recently re-launched happy hour menu for just $10, Wednesday through Friday from 5 – 7pm.

Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm.

233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 |     www.forsythiaphilly.com

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Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” boasts an extensive and inventive craft cocktail selection in addition to carefully curated, hard-to-find global wines. One seasonal, salty sipper is the Salty Dog ($12.5) composed of seaweed-infused gin, orange bitters, and tonic — not to be confused with the classic Salty Dog cocktail composed of gin and grapefruit juice. Imbibers can enjoy this effervescent tipple outdoors at Jet Wine Garden, the verdant oasis adjacent to Jet Wine Bar.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 4 – 10pm, Friday from 4 – 11pm, Saturday from 12 – 11pm, and Sunday from 12 – 8pm.

1525 South St. | 215.735.1116 |   www.jetwinebar.com

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Oloroso, Philadelphia’s premier Spanish restaurant, has an acclaimed bar program with exclusive Spanish wines, dessert wine, sherry, and an ever-evolving craft cocktail menu including the pleasing G n T ($14) composed of Nordés Spanish Gin from Galacia, tonic, and a fresh sprig of rosemary adding a distinct pine essence. This crisp cooling cocktail is ideal for pairing alongside seasonal, savory tapas on Chef Jason Peabody’s rotating menu of authentic Spanish fare.

Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 5 – 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5 – 11pm, and Sunday from 5 – 9pm.

1121 Walnut Street | 267-324-3014 |  www.olorosophl.com/

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Stratus Rooftop Lounge, the swanky rooftop venue on the 11th floor of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Old City, and Lead Bartender Christopher Devern crafted a slightly spicy variation of the classic cocktail with the seasonal, brand-new to the beverage menu Potion n.9 ($14) composed of pea flower pink peppercorn gin, rosemary honey, lime juice, and Fever Tree aromatic tonic.

Hours of operation: Thursday from 5 pm – 12 am, Friday from 7 pm – 2 am, and Saturday from 8 pm – 2 am.

433 Chestnut Street | 215.925.2889 | www.stratuslounge.com/

-Nicole Schofield