Fall Inspired Boozy Beverages

By Lili Gurry | October 25, 2019 | Food & Drink

Essential autumn flavors like cinnamon, ginger and apple secure a prominent presence in the food and drink scene come fall. As the cold weather settles in, warm up with an autumnal cocktail at one of Philadelphia’s trendiest restaurants. These sterling seasonal drinks make for the quintessential fall experience.

Picture Worthy

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Located in Queen Village, Olly is serving fall in a cup with their Melted Microphones cocktail. Warm up with the concoction of apple brandy, cocchi americano and yellow chartreuse. Served on a red wine ice sphere, this drink is more than Instagram worthy. Feeling hungry? Olly’s selection of contemporary American comfort food surely pairs well with this inventive autumn-inspired drink. $12, 700 S. 5th St., 267.457.5319, ollyphilly.com

Innovative Ingredients

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Bada bing is right! Fond’s new fall cocktail, the Bada Bing, truly hits the spot. What the restaurant lacks in size is made up for with massive amounts of creativity and flavor in this take on an old fashioned. A combination of rye whiskey, mezcal, charred orange syrup and averna amaro comprise this $14 sensation. 1537 S. 11th St., 215.551.5000, fondphilly.com

Sweet and Sour

Sip and savor Tuna Bar’s new drink, a liquid dessert with pops of fall flavor. The Caramel Flip consists of egg white, cinnamon, caramel whiskey and lemon. Sweet caramel paired with sour lemon enriches your palate with a variety of tastes. This chic sushi bar will serve the seasonal drink throughout the fall and winter months, the perfect pairing for your fall sushi dinner. $14, 205 Race St., 215.238.8862, tunabar.com

Strong Flavors

Looking for creamy autumn flavors with a boozy twist? Two different kinds of scotch, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, demerara syrup and heavy cream make the More Like A Somersault cocktail a fall favorite at The Good King Tavern. The restaurant’s chalkboard of cocktails du jour frequently features this stiff and flavorful drink that is sure to leave visitors satisfied. $13, 614 S. 7th St., 215.625.3700, thegoodkingtavern.com

Smokey Spirits

Warm up on a chilly fall night with the scrumptious smoked fig cocktail. Davio’s seasonal concoction, which is only available through November, is prepared with mezcal, amaretto disaronno, citrus, and fig. The carefully crafted drink is full of warm flavors and a fruity twist for that unique kick. $14, 111 S. 17th St., 215.563.4810, davios.com

Spice It Up

No brunch is complete without a delicious drink to go with it. Porta understands this better than anyone and is serving the pumpy cocktail to meet all your fall pumpkin cravings. The Pumpy is comprised of pumpkin-spiced coffee, rum, hot coffee, whipped maple and pumpkin spice cream. Served hot in a glass coffee mug, the cocktail is a cup of caffeinated boozy fun. $13, 1216 Chestnut St., 267.534.2135, pizzaporta.com



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