Summer months call for pitcher-friendly cocktails, perfect for sharing.
The Temporada sangría at Amada on Chestnut Street.
The rustic restaurant, owned and operated by chef Jose Garces, transports guests to Spain through artisanal cocktails and rich cuisine. “Our pitchers of sangría are very much on-theme with the tapas experience as a whole. They are meant to be shared—much like our food dishes,” notes general manager Nick Agosto. 217 Chestnut St., 215-625-2450
Channel your inner chi with Buddakan’s Zen-gria pitcher. The seasonal blend of wine, sake, and fruit mixtures pairs with the restaurant’s modern Asian fusion dishes, like the five-spice duck breast or wasabi-crusted filet. 325 Chestnut St., 215-574-9440
Stephen Starr’s unique gastropub comforts diners with savory British dishes and cozy tables. On your next visit, order a pitcher of its take on red sangría, a clever mix of Malbec, blackberry brandy, strawberries, and orange slices. It’s an ideal accompaniment to the restaurant’s signature bangers and mash entrée. 124 S. 18th St., 215-558-2500
Garces Trading Company
Spice up your weekend brunch with pitchers from Garces’s European bistro. While the mimosa is always a classic choice, we recommend the Pamplemousse pitcher. It’s filled with Cava, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, and a hint of lavender essence. 1111 Locust St., 215-574-1099
The Parkside Punch is the perfect libation to sip on while people watching along Rittenhouse Square. Made with Appleton Estate Jamaica rum, pineapple, fresh ginger, and lemon, the cocktail is poured tableside into a half carafe for diners to drink at their leisure. 205 S. 18th St., 215-732-6622
The Scorpion Bowl, a thirstquenching communal drink, is available in three delicious varieties from the 13th Street eatery. Another standout beverage is The Midtown Punch—consisting of Absolut Citron, lychee, house-made grenadine, and pineapple—perfect for sipping in the open-air Graffiti Bar, located down an alley behind the restaurant. 124 S. 13th St., 215-732-3501
Tucked away in picturesque Washington Square, this farm-to-table establishment provides diners with seasonal American cuisine. The Winemaker—sangría spiced with Snap Dragon wine, berries, and orchid fruit—pairs wonderfully with the extensive cheese menu. 210 W. Washington Sq., 215-592-7787
Red and white seasonal sangrías are available by the pitcher at this Mediterranean/Latin–themed restaurant. Grab friends, order the sangría alongside Valanni’s traditional tapas and flatbreads, and enjoy the neighborhood feel that this casual Spruce Street eatery offers. 1229 Spruce St., 215-790-9494
“The Lemonnana is a riff on the minted lemonade that can be found all over Israel,” comments chef and co-owner Michael Solomonov of the restaurant’s signature pitcher. “We took the classic pairing up a notch by spiking the drink with bourbon and adding the herb lemon verbena to bring another dimension to the fresh flavor.” 237 St. James Pl., 215-625-8800