Cocktails

The Muddled History of How the Margarita Was Invented

“Cocktails,” writes famed booze historian David Wondrich, “are rarely created in the full light of history,” but how the margarita was invented is even more complicated than most.  Depending on which story you believe, the origins of the margarita involve crossing the Mexico-U.S. border (...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:28pm

2019 Bar Trends: Here's What Cocktails We'll Be Drinking

Among 2018's biggest bar trends were the rise of made-for-Instagram cocktails, bitter spirits taking the spotlight, and a more casual atmosphere in craft cocktail bars. In short, the continued cocktail renaissance has shifted into a different gear to keep appealing to a more diverse...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 6:00am

2018 Bar Trends: What Cocktails We'll Be Drinking and Where

Among 2017's biggest bar trends were the rise of new ingredients, international distilleries coming into their own, and bars constantly raising their presentation game. Simply put, the cocktail world hasn't been this exciting in over a decade. Now that it's time for a whole new year...

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 9:41pm

Everything you need to know about the Holiday Cocktail Classic from Drink Philly

It's time to celebrate the holidays in the city, cocktail style. The first ever Holiday Cocktail Classic from Drink Philly is right around the corner, and all Philadelphians are invited to come and sip on festive cocktails and tasty creations while sporting their best holiday outfit....

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:32pm

Get your freak on with Applebee's Dollar Zombie drinks all month long

Last year, Applebee’s offered $1 Dollaritas the entire month of October (and these margs were brought back the following spring). This time around, they’ve upped the ante with a killer drink they’re dubbing the Dollar Zombie, and it's the stuff that Halloween movies are made...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:08pm

This drink features a human toe and no, it’s not just for Halloween

It sounds like something out of a horror film: You’re enjoying a glass of local bourbon after a long day. You take a swig, when something grazes your lips. It's not an ice cube, it's not a lemon wedge — it’s none other than a human toe. Introducing the very real, very...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:12pm

Bambara’s Second Annual ‘Mary Madness’ promises bloody good time

March Madness always gets the blood boiling. The people at Bambara Kitchen & Bar in Cambridge know that all too well.In the spirit of good competition, and of college kids who haven’t quite mastered their fade-aways, Bambara invites you to come fade away with them March 26th, at their 2nd...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:49pm

In honor of '90s drink Zima returning, we present its old commercials

The ’90s influence can be seen just about everywhere these days, what with flannel, chokers, Doc Martens and crop tops sported on runways and streets — and pretty soon, maybe even at your next party.Zima, that clear-malt beverage touted as “zomething different,” is set to have a comeback later this...

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:43am

17 bubbly cocktails to ring in 2017

For this festive night, nothing beats that familiarpop! fizz! clink! Unless of course, you're taking that Champagne and adding a splash of grapefruit juice and rosewater.Ringing in the new year is synonymous with a glass of bubbly, but the tradition's roots aren't as clear as that crystal Champagne...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:20am

Rittenhouse Row's Holiday Fashion Crawl Returns

December is closing in and what's that mean? Holiday shopping. The Rittenhouse Row's annual Holiday Fashion Crawl will come back into play on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 12 to 3 p.m. Rittenhouse Row is an annual roving event that highlights the best festive fashion and Christmas cocktails in Rittenhouse...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:01pm

NamaTaste: A Free Yoga Happy Hour comes to Philly

The holidays can be stressful but you always need some time to relax. If you love yoga and food, here is an event for you. On Wednesday, Nov. 30Hard Rock Cafe will be hosting their second, free NamaTaste Yoga Happy Hour event.Sound intriguing?The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a 60-minute yoga...

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:15pm

Eat like an insider: Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn

Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn of Booze Époque know their cocktails. The locally based duo create custom cocktails and share their deep-rooted bartending knowledge for industry and private events and bars across New England. Needless to say, Sinclair and Dawn, both 36, were quick to whip up an...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:50pm

5 Halloween cocktails to die for

When we were kids, Halloween was all about dressing up and indulging in bagfuls of sugary treats. As adults, we still dress up but have swapped candy for cocktails and Philly has a number of drinking establishments where you can sip on seasonal libations. Take a walk on the macabre side and trade...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:44am

Cocktails for the rest of us

You may fancy yourself a mixologist at home, but sometimes the rest of us just want a drank. Enter Kara Newman, cocktail enthusiast and author of “Sip. Shake. Stir.” a new book from Chronicle that explores the simple art of equal-part cocktails (meaning, drinks made with ingredients of equal parts...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:14am

This month's indie dance nights you can't miss

Make It New — Thursdays at Middlesex LoungeThursday is the new Friday like Tuesday is the new Thursday like … what are days of the week? Who knows? Middlesex brings in a trifecta of dream DJs for this long-running Thursday dance party — they’ll even celebrate their 12-year anniversary this week...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:30pm

You can get boozy Pinkberry next month

There’s something dangerous about oh-so-slurpable boozy milkshakes, but what about brown ale float? Harvard Square’s Beat Brasserie has created four tasty concoctions using Pinkberry’s new low-fat ice cream, Pinkbee’s. The soft serve, which is a sweeter departure from the tang of the chain’s...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 2:34am

New backroom bar The Body Shop is an ode to life in the fast lane

Modern speakeasies have traded being truly secret for modern touches, and that's just fine — especially when those changes are Mexican cuisine and a live cover band playing '60s classics like "White Rabbit" and "Come Together."If that sounds like your speed, pull up to one of the 14 seats at East...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 2:14am

Cuba Libre Restaurant celebrates National Rum Month

You will probably see Captain Jack Sparrow roaming around Cuba Libre Restaurant as they celebrate National Rum Month. Step into paradise all through August with a special rum flight of three types of Don Q rum — Gold, Anejo and Gran Anejo — or the Tour of the Caribbean flight. The Tour of the...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 8:24pm

Beat the heat with these homemade cocktail recipes from Hard Rock Philly

After a stressful week of work, there's nothing better than kicking back in the sunshine with a nice, cool cocktail.While you could go to your favorite local bar, why not try your hand at creating some crafty cocktails yourself? Hard Rock Philly has made it easy for us by suggesting a few recipes...

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:50am

NYC: 5 cocktails to start your summer off right

It’s the first day of summer, but we can agree the heat already made itself at home. So whether you’re in need of a quick (and refreshing) refuge from the heat, or an excuse to look fab at a pop-up rooftop bar, check out the summer cocktails we’re thirsty for.Huckleberry Bar588 Grand St.,...

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:30pm