Bring Your Own Cocktail Ideas Worth Noting

Recipes include Pennsylvania-distilled spirits with tasty mixes from behind the bar.

Penn 1681 Rye Vodka Philadelphia Distilling 
Smooth on the palate, thanks to its artisanally distilled, organic Pennsylvania rye grains. Order: Thai iced tea or a mango lassi, then sip away a few inches to make room for a shot of vodka. Mix with straw. 


Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Mountain Laurel Spirits 
Smooth and floral, delivering an upfront spice that’s characteristic of rye whiskey, and finishing with a full, round mouth feel. Underlying notes of dried fruit and black cherry, with hints of tobacco, vanilla and oak. Order: Ice, ginger ale, soda water and a lemon slice. Mix one part of each to make a Presbyterian. Garnish with lemon. Also great on its own.

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Blue Coat Gin Philadelphia Distilling Company 
Made with organic botanicals and distilled in hand-hammered copper for earthy, spicy juniper notes with hints of citrus. Order: Ice, tonic and lime. Mix and enjoy.


RHUBARB Tea  Art in the Age 
An 80-proof elixir made of beets, carrots, lemons, petitgrain, cardamom, pure cane sugar and rhubarb liqueur. Tangy and sweet, with a hint of spice. Order: Ice, plus orange and cranberry juices, for a Rosy Madras. Mix one part RHUBARB and two parts cranberry juice. Top off with one part OJ.


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The Bay Seasoned Vodka Philadelphia Distilling 
Handcrafted, with notes of celery seed, black and red pepper, nutmeg, cardamom and other secret spices, blended with sea salt.  Order: Ice, tomato juice, lemon slices and hot sauce; mix for a well-seasoned Bloody Mary; squeeze in lemon juice. 


SAGE, Art in the Age. 
Woodsy and herb-aceous, infused with thyme, rosemary, lavender,  fennel and sage.  Order: Lemonade and lemon slices; mix two parts lemonade with one part SAGE; garnish with fresh lemon. 


Shine Salted Caramel Corn Whiskey, Philadelphia Distilling Company. 
Distilled three times to deliver buttery notes and hints of sea salt. Order: To end your night on a sweet note, order a latte, steamer or hot cocoa. Add a touch of Shine, sugar, and a dash of cream (or top with whipped cream). —Mary Bigham

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