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26 June 2017 –As the weather heats up, Philly restaurants and bars are cooling down with refreshing and creative twists on classic summer cocktails. From Old City to University City, and even one creative force in the Western suburbs, these bars have locals covered with the best summer cocktails in Philly.

aMuse/Le Méridien – Gali Dali

Bacardi 8, Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, Mint, Angostura bitters.

aMuse Gala Dali

Bluebird Distilling – Summer Fling

Bluebird Distilling Sugarcane Rum, Grapefruit Cordial, Lime Juice, Ginger Slice, Mint.



Cafe Ynez – 4 Housemade Mixers

Mango mint (suggested pairing: sparkling wine), Blackberry Lemon Thyme (gin or vodka), Bloody Mary (tequila or vodka), Orange Margarita (tequila).

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City Tap House – The Whitehead Tart

A refreshing take on the classic Hemingway Daiquiri featuring Bluebird Distilling Sugar Cane Rum.

City Tap House The Whitehead Tart

Coopers’ Craft – Ale-8-One

Coopers’ Craft and Ale-8-one, served over ice in a highball glass with lime.

Coopers' and Ale-8-one

Devil’s Den – Love Someberry

Blueberry and raspberry vodka, mint, strawberries, lemonade.

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Jet Wine Bar – Black Hole Sun

Bacardi Rum, Roots Mastiha Liqueur, peach, lime.

Jet Wine Bar Black Hole Sun

MilkBoy South Street – Paloma Flip

Espolon, lime, agave, egg white, habanero.

Milkboy South Street Paloma Flip

Ocean Prime – Cucumber Gimlet

Bombay Sapphire Gin, muddled fresh cucumber, hand squeezed lime.

Ocean Prime Cucumber Gimlet

Red Owl Tavern – Art of the City

Black lime infused Bluebird Distilling Gin, lime, pastis, orgeat syrup, egg white.

Red Owl Tavern Art of the City

Rex 1516 – Openly Opily

Bourbon, lemon, Becherovka, orange curacao.

Rex 1516 Openly Opily

Townsend – Two Paths One Way

Gin, Génépy, Blanc Vermouth, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, lavender bitters, lemon peel garnish.


The Twisted Tail – Champagne Pop

Fresh fruit popsicle in a coupe of champagne.

The Twisted Tail Champagne Pop

SkyGarten – Slushies

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri and Frozen Margarita.


Square 1682 – Punch Drunk Love

Tito’s Vodka, Aperol, lemon, grapefruit, pomegranate, celery shrub bitters, brut served in a wine glass.


– Blake Pertl