Food & Drink

Philly’s 5 Best New Winter Cocktails


It’s the time of year when the Eagles... OMG NOT AGAIN! ARRRRRGGGH!!!! Oh, and it's also time to put on your sensible coat and tackle Philly's best winter events. Either way, you're gonna need something to drink, so we rounded up the five best new winter cocktails in Philly...

Merry Manhattan

Estia (address and info)
The cozy Greek restaurant on Locust gets cozier with three new holiday drinks on the menu, including the Merry Manhattan, a mix of bourbon, cranberry-ginger-orange syrup, and ginger liquor for an extra kick that’s like Christmas in a cup.

Harvest Cranberry Bourbon

Harvest Seasonal Grill (address and info)
University City
Harvest is all about seasonal ingredients and organic farm-to-table dining, and holiday drinks are no exception. The Harvest Cranberry Bourbon, with Woodford Reserve bourbon, agave nectar, ginger ale, and muddled cranberries, will give you a sustainable buzz while also being, you know, sustainable.

El Coquito

Cuba Libre (address and info)
Old City
From now through New Year’s, Cuba Libre serves an authentic Cuban specialty loved by festive islanders. El Coquito rings in the holiday season with coconut spiced rum, toasted coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, condensed milk, and even more coconut.

Peter Brewslow PR

Cranberry margarita

Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar (address and info)
Bryn Mawr
Nothing will get you singing "Feliz Navidad" faster than the tequila-toting cranberry margarita at this Latin-fusion gem of a Main Line restaurant. Plus every Tuesday leading up to Christmas their tacos come with a free festive drink.

Marielle Mondon

Poinsettia Punch

McGillin's Olde Ale House (address and info)
Penn Center
Get jolly at Philly’s oldest bar with a fresh glass of Poinsettia Punch, the spot’s signature winter drink that is just as mysterious -- and effective -- as whatever your oldest uncle puts in his punch.

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