Fall is finally here and we can now drink to that with a new wave of libations that’s right on time. For those who love seasonal beverages that embrace apples, pears, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, cardamom, and orange bitters — you’re in the right place. From boozy renditions of apple cider to maple Manhattans, here are some autumn cocktails you’ll find at bars and restaurants around Philly with several including local spirits.Read More
The Ultimate Fall Cocktails in Philly
Try these libations that are seasonal, sparkling, neat, and made with local spirits
The Burn Out Manhattan at Hook & Ladder Sky Bar
Brown liquor lovers will enjoy this rich cocktail made with Resurgent Bourbon, Meletti Amaro, and sweet vermouth all aged at this popular bar for 30 days in American oak whiskey barrels. Even more impressive: It’s stirred cold with black walnut bitters and topped with Luxardo cherries for an additional fall touch,
Sweater Weather at Blondie
This cocktail intends to warm in the chilly weather with its notable blend of bourbon, spiced honey syrup, fresh lemon, orange juice, orange bitters and cardamom.
Hi-Ball at Pod
A classic whisky and ginger ale hi-ball symbolizes fall, cocktail wise. Pod has created five unique spins on the popular drink with their own hi-ball menu that includes the “Mizuwari ballin’” made with suntory toki whiskey and fever tree soda, the “momo daddy” with Old Grand-Dad whiskey and peach soda, and the “Sakura pop” made with Smirnoff citrus vodka and cherry soda.
E.S. Tea at The Dandelion and Yards
This collaboration between Yards Brewing Co and The Dandelion is an English-inspired cask ale brewed at 6% ABV with East Kent Golding hops, sweet orange peel, and the distinguished British Earl Gray tea. With aa smooth malt character that’s met with refreshing notes of orange and tea brewed — it’s a shame it will only be available at The Dandelion and Yards Brewing Co’s taproom for the fall.
Apple Cider Sangria at Dolce Italian
This boozy apple cider is made with sauvignon blanc, apple, lime and lemon juices, apricot combier and a special winter syrup to immediately welcome the seasonal change.
Tiny Dancer at Loch Bar
Center City’s newest restaurant is already in season with an inventive (and exceptional) cocktail that includes Penn 1681 vodka, pear, lemon, elderflower, honey and sparkling wine.
1976 at Aqimero
The French 75 has nothing on this bubbly fall sipper that’s made with Union Forge Vodka, St. Germain, maraschino, lemon and sparkling wine.
Whiskey Apple Mule at Hard Rock Café
This crowd-pleasing autumn mule has a crisp blend of Woodford Reserve Bourbon with fresh green apples, lime and mint that’s topped with sparkling Fever-Tree ginger beer.
Basic Espresso Martini at The Morris
No fall cocktail experience is complete without pumpkin spice. The basic espresso martini is loaded with all of the elements of autumn (coffee, nutmeg, and pumpkin) that’s ideal for a chill happy hour as the leaves change color.
Treehugger at Talula's Garden
The classic Manhattan gets an autumn remix that features Talula’s exclusive single-barrel aged Dad’s Hat Rye, brandy, black walnut bitters and PA maple.