Philadelphia now has its own cocktail, thanks to a contest among six Philadelphia bartenders to create the perfect drink for the city of brotherly love.
KYW’S Karin Phillips reports Philadelphia’s new ‘With Love’ cocktail contains vodka, ginger liqueur, fresh lime juice, and passion fruit syrup. It’s topped with sparkling wine and garnished with a berry.
Its creator, Willy Menlendez from Amuse at Le Meridien, beat out six other center city bartenders at a tasting contest at Square 1682 at the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia.
Jeff Guarcino is spokesman for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation:
“When visitors come to Philadelphia, they may have seen the ads and the television commercials, but when they get here they want to feel a little love too. So now you can order it at the bar.”
You’ll be able to start getting the new ‘With Love Philadelphia’ cocktail beginning this fall at several center city hotels.
(Photos by KYW’s Karin Phillips)