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The locavore movement has moved on to booze.
The locavore movement has moved on to booze.
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12 Places to Drink Garden-To-Glass Cocktails

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The locavore movement has moved on to booze.
| Photo Grid: Eater Philly

The locavore movement has stretched beyond the pots and pans of restaurant kitchens, and into the stainless steel shakers of the lads and lasses behind the stick. What that means is the advent of the inevitable "garden-to-glass" cocktail menu at your favorite watering hole, featuring a roster of inebriants infused with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and spiked with local liquors. As the temperature outside trends upward from warm to scorched earth, those fresh ingredient-based boozers become more prevalent all over town.

On the list, you'll find drinks made with produce by local sourcerers at restaurants like Supper and White Dog, and augmented with house-grown herbs from the bars at Square 1682 and Le Virtu.

Without further ado, here are the 12 Best Garden-to-Glass Cocktails and the bars where you can find these sustainable sips.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Vernick

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2031 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 639-6644
Just like Chef Greg Vernick’s food, the cocktails at Rittenhouse favorite Vernick use only the crispest ingredients, local when possible. Try the Calindri Cure - cynar, tawny port, genever, fresh ginger, and citrus - or the Old Cuban - rum, lime, fresh mint, and sparkling wine.

2. 10 Arts at the Ritz-Carlton

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10 Avenue of The Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 523-8273
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This restaurant and lounge belies its corporate hotel chain status by stocking the bar with locally made and sourced cocktail ingredients. Try A Collins Please, Sweetie, made with Shine Libertea, local honey, and house-made lemon soda.

3. Talula's Garden

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210 W Washington Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7787
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At Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr’s Washington Square farm-to-table stronghold, you can drink garden-fresh cocktails right in the midst of a lush garden. Try Daytripper, made with Bulleit Bourbon, local strawberries, and fresh mint.

4. Supper

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926 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-8180
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Chef Mitch Prensky is no stranger to sourcing locally in his kitchen, and the ethos extends to his bar with the Big Fun, made with Appleton V/X, aperol, lime juice, angostura bitters, and local honey from Blue Elephant farm.

5. Le Virtù

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1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-5626
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It doesn’t get more local than the herb wall on the surface of the restaurant itself. Try the Pratola - muddled fresh strawberries from Green Meadow, mint from the herb wall, sweet vermouth, vodka, black pepper - or the Sirente – berentzen pear liqueur, stoli vanilla, and charred rosemary from the herb wall.

6. Square 1682

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121 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-5008
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The sage used in Square 1682’s cocktails is so local it’s grown on the restaurant’s roof. Try the Blue Sage - Herradura Silver, lime, coconut sugar, POM, fresh sage leaves, and locally sourced blueberries.

7. Twenty Manning Grill

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261 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 731-0900
Audrey Claire Taichman is no stranger to locally sourced food. The Garden Gnome is truly straight from the garden, crafted with house-made organic limoncello, watermelon, basil, sparkling wine, rhubarb bitters and Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb liqueur.

8. Ranstead Room

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2013 Ranstead St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
El Rey’s mysterious cocktail bar the Ranstead Room just unveiled a fresh summer menu this week, featuring pours like the Clover Club made with gin, lemon, muddled raspberries (in season right now!), and egg white.

9. White Dog Cafe

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200 W Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 225-3700
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Humanitarian Judy Wicks founded White Dog in 1983 as a tiny shop serving muffins and coffee. It’s grown into an icon of the ocal food scene, and even though Wicks passed the restaurant on, it's strong as ever. Try the Rhuby, made with fresh strawberry rhubarb puree, fresh muddled mint, RHUBARB tea liqueur and soda.

10. Isabella

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382 E Elm St
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(484) 532-7470
Conshocken’s Isabella just debuted a farm-fresh cocktail menu for summer, featuring local rhubarb in the colorful Rhubarb Mojito, organic local cucumber in the Cucumber Lime Martini and local Wildflower Honey in the Lavender Martini.

11. Nectar

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1091 Lancaster Ave
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 725-9000
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Seasonal libations at Chester County’s Nectar include the Hibiscus Bliss - sparkling wine, raspberry-infused syrup, hibiscus flower - and the Pomegranate Blueberry - pomegranate-blueberry puree, vodka, orange liqueur, and lemon infused syrup.

12. London Grill

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2301 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 978-4545
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London Grill has a solid drink menu, boasting 15+ local craft beers, an expansive wine list, and house-infused cocktails. Try the Needles, Guns and Grass, made with blueberry-black pepper infused white dog, lemongrass simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and club soda.

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1. Vernick

2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Just like Chef Greg Vernick’s food, the cocktails at Rittenhouse favorite Vernick use only the crispest ingredients, local when possible. Try the Calindri Cure - cynar, tawny port, genever, fresh ginger, and citrus - or the Old Cuban - rum, lime, fresh mint, and sparkling wine.
2031 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. 10 Arts at the Ritz-Carlton

10 Avenue of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102
This restaurant and lounge belies its corporate hotel chain status by stocking the bar with locally made and sourced cocktail ingredients. Try A Collins Please, Sweetie, made with Shine Libertea, local honey, and house-made lemon soda.
10 Avenue of The Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

3. Talula's Garden

210 W Washington Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19106
At Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr’s Washington Square farm-to-table stronghold, you can drink garden-fresh cocktails right in the midst of a lush garden. Try Daytripper, made with Bulleit Bourbon, local strawberries, and fresh mint.
210 W Washington Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19106

4. Supper

926 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Chef Mitch Prensky is no stranger to sourcing locally in his kitchen, and the ethos extends to his bar with the Big Fun, made with Appleton V/X, aperol, lime juice, angostura bitters, and local honey from Blue Elephant farm.
926 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

5. Le Virtù

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
It doesn’t get more local than the herb wall on the surface of the restaurant itself. Try the Pratola - muddled fresh strawberries from Green Meadow, mint from the herb wall, sweet vermouth, vodka, black pepper - or the Sirente – berentzen pear liqueur, stoli vanilla, and charred rosemary from the herb wall.
1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

6. Square 1682

121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The sage used in Square 1682’s cocktails is so local it’s grown on the restaurant’s roof. Try the Blue Sage - Herradura Silver, lime, coconut sugar, POM, fresh sage leaves, and locally sourced blueberries.
121 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. Twenty Manning Grill

261 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Audrey Claire Taichman is no stranger to locally sourced food. The Garden Gnome is truly straight from the garden, crafted with house-made organic limoncello, watermelon, basil, sparkling wine, rhubarb bitters and Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb liqueur.
261 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8. Ranstead Room

2013 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
El Rey’s mysterious cocktail bar the Ranstead Room just unveiled a fresh summer menu this week, featuring pours like the Clover Club made with gin, lemon, muddled raspberries (in season right now!), and egg white.
2013 Ranstead St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

9. White Dog Cafe

200 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
Humanitarian Judy Wicks founded White Dog in 1983 as a tiny shop serving muffins and coffee. It’s grown into an icon of the ocal food scene, and even though Wicks passed the restaurant on, it's strong as ever. Try the Rhuby, made with fresh strawberry rhubarb puree, fresh muddled mint, RHUBARB tea liqueur and soda.
200 W Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA 19087

10. Isabella

382 E Elm St, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Conshocken’s Isabella just debuted a farm-fresh cocktail menu for summer, featuring local rhubarb in the colorful Rhubarb Mojito, organic local cucumber in the Cucumber Lime Martini and local Wildflower Honey in the Lavender Martini.
382 E Elm St
Conshohocken, PA 19428

11. Nectar

1091 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312
Seasonal libations at Chester County’s Nectar include the Hibiscus Bliss - sparkling wine, raspberry-infused syrup, hibiscus flower - and the Pomegranate Blueberry - pomegranate-blueberry puree, vodka, orange liqueur, and lemon infused syrup.
1091 Lancaster Ave
Berwyn, PA 19312

12. London Grill

2301 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
London Grill has a solid drink menu, boasting 15+ local craft beers, an expansive wine list, and house-infused cocktails. Try the Needles, Guns and Grass, made with blueberry-black pepper infused white dog, lemongrass simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and club soda.
2301 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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