In celebration of national Gin and Tonic day on Friday, April 9, a host of Philadelphia bars and tasting rooms will be serving their twists on the classic cocktail that should impress all the gin aficionados or those hankering for a new drink option.
Art in the Age
This Old City tasting room and bottle shop is supplying a gin and tonic made with New Liberty Distillery snug harbor gin, Jack Rudy tonic syrup and lime bitters topped with seltzer in the form of bottled cocktails. Opened Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the bottle shop offers the cocktail in to-go singles and four packs or patrons can enjoy a leisure tasting at the Art in the Age outdoor cocktail lounge. 116 N 3rd St., 215.922.2600, artintheage.com
Chef Christopher Kearse’s French bar and restaurant will feature their twist on the classic cocktail whilst honoring former supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Entitled RBG&T, the drink is composed of gin, Combier Rose liqueur, Fever Tree aromatic tonic and lemon and will be served as an option alongside their signature chronic tonic. Compliment the drink with a serving of their popular Cod en Croute to celebrate the holiday with a selection of refined tastes. 233 Chestnut St., 215.644.9395, forsythiaphilly.com
Jet Wine Bar
Known as Philadelphia’s global vineyard, Jet Wine Bar was started by archaeologist Jill Weber and engineer Evan Malone with the intent to curate a collection of wine from across the world. Holding an innovative selection of wine and craft cocktails, their contribution to National Gin and Tonic Day is their fan-favorite pink gin and tonic made with bluecoat gin, lime and Fever Tree aromatic tonic. Customers can take the drink to-go or spend a tranquil evening at the Jet Wine Garden dressed in lights and wintery white globes. 1525 South St., 215.735.1116, jetwinebar.com
Photography by: Photo by Gaby Yerden