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Happy National Espresso Day!

November 23, 2021 – Espresso drinkers listen up! National Espresso Day is on Tuesday, November 23 and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Philadelphia-based coffee shops and restaurants offering special espresso drinks– as well as a few boozy espresso-infused cocktail recipes to celebrate this special occasion.

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WHERE TO DRINK ESPRESSO IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA
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Menagerie Coffee at The Bourse Food Hall, Old City’s modern artisanal food hall, is the crowd-pleasing coffee spot for locals and tourists to grab a morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Stop by for classic selections such as lattes, red eyes, or double shots of espresso.

 

Hours of operation at Menagerie Coffee are Monday through Sunday 8am – 4pm.

Hours of operation for The Bourse Food Hall are Monday through Thursday 7 am – 8 pm, Friday through Saturday 7 am – 10 pm, and Sunday 9 am – 6 pm.

 

111 S Independence Mall E | 215.625.0300 |  www.theboursephilly.com

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East Passyunk Avenue, home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is a well-known hub for coffee and espresso lovers with various cafés and quaint shops boasting fresh, high-quality espresso including the cozy Crème Brûlée Bistro and Café, Philadelphia-based small batch roastery Rival Bros., and neighborhood, mosaic-adorned caffeine bar Black ‘n’ Brew.

 

Check out the respective businesses’ website for additional information.

 

1904 E Passyunk Ave | www.visiteastpassyunk.com/
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MilkBoy, the iconic Philadelphia-based brand consisting of concepts spanning bars, restaurants, live music venues and a prestigious recording studio, helms an extensive coffee and espresso menu at MilkBoy Philly on Chestnut.
MilkBoy Philly, the bar known for offering early service, offers a classic Espresso Martini ($13), composed of vodka, crème de café, simple syrup, and smooth espresso.

 

Additionally, early birds and espresso enthusiasts may order classic espresso beverages including lattes, Americanos, and more from the espresso menu at the 11th and Chestnut St. location.

 

Opening hours: daily from 7am – 2am

 

MilkBoy Philly | 1100 Chestnut St | 215925.6455 | www.milkboy.tv/chestnut-street
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Sabrina’s Café, the locally grown group of popular breakfast and lunch restaurants, is serving up a line-up of seasonal lattes including the Pumpkin Mocha Latte ($4.99), composed of fresh espresso shots, a choice of milk, topped off with whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, and chocolate chips. Guests looking to have a sweeter treat, can sip on a Caramel Apple Pie Latte ($4.99), composed of fresh espresso shots, choice of milk, and topped with whipped cream, caramel, fall spices, and served with a ladyfinger. Either espresso drink is available hot or iced.

 

These energy boosting creations are available daily at any one of the four Sabrina’s Café PA/NJ locations.

 

Fairmount | 1804 Callowhill St | 215.636.9061 | www.sabrinascafe.com/
Collingswood | 714 Haddon Ave | 856.214.0723 | www.sabrinascafe.com/
Wynnewood | 50 E Wynnewood Rd | 484.412.8790 | www.sabrinascafe.com/
University City | 227 N 34 th St | 215.222.1022 | www.sabrinascafe.com/
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Stella of New Hope , Bucks County’s modern American restaurant overlooking the Delaware River, offers a riff on the classic espresso martini available on the after-dinner specialty menu that’s sure to impress coffee and cocktail fans: The Stella Espresso Martini ($14) is crafted with vodka, vanilla, rich white chocolate, and freshly pulled espresso. Guests can sip on the Stella Espresso Martini while cozying up to Stella’s fireplace, taking in the unparalleled views of the Delaware River.

 

Hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4 – 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 4 – 10pm, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 2pm.

 

50 S Main Street | 267.740.2691 | www.stellanewhope.com/
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BOOZY ESPRESSO COCKTAILS TO MAKE AT HOME

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Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, offers an array of unique and refreshing craft cocktails and recipes – perfect to make for an afternoon pick-me-up at home and a tasty, boozy way to enjoy your coffee.

 

This National Espresso Day, imbibers can create a signature recipe at home. Crafted by Art in the Age bartender Jackie Nevin, this spin on the Espresso Martini is composed of vodka, espresso, whole or oat milk and Dashfire Mole Bitters.
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Espresso Martini   Courtesy of Jackie Nevin, Art in the Age Bartender Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz New Liberty Powderhorn Vodka
  • 1.5 oz espresso
  • 3 dashes Dashfire Mole Bitters
  • .75 oz oat milk

Glassware: Martini glass
Garnish: Fine layer of grated cinnamon and three coffee beans
Instructions: Add liquids to shaker tins with ice and shake until chilled thoroughly. Fine strain into martini glass.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 6 pm.
116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | www.artintheage.com/
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Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, Brown Forman’s newest bourbon is a versatile and light bodied bourbon that can be used to make a variety of craft cocktails, including the espresso-based cocktail: Donut Mind If I Do. Donut and bourbon-lovers rejoice for this sweet tooth’s dream.

 

Donut Mind If I Do
Recipe Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 3 oz whole milk (or vanilla oat milk)
  • .75 oz glaze
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (optional)

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain, garnish, serve. Serve with your favorite donut.
Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

Instructions to make glaze: Combine all in a bowl and mix
Glassware: Mug
Garnish: Glaze rim and rainbow sprinkles or brown sugar
Coopers’ Craft Bourbon can be purchased at select Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores throughout Pennsylvania for $21.99
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Finlandia Vodka, the exceptional vodka crafted with nature’s finest ingredients such as pure glacial spring water and Suomi Barley, is perfect for crafting and enjoying cocktails at home with family and friends.

 

To celebrate National Espresso Day, classic cocktail-lovers can imbibe on a signature Espresso Martini, a refreshing mix of Finlandia Classic, fresh espresso, and simple syrup for sweetness.

 

Espresso Martini

Recipe Courtesy of Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia Vodka Global Master Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Finlandia Classic
  • ¼ part simple syrup
  • 1 part espresso

Instructions : Shake and pour into glass
Glassware: Martini
Finlandia Classic Vodka can be purchased at select Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores throughout Pennsylvania for $18.99

 

-Taryn Kolas