Philadelphia Distilling opened in 2005 and is the first distillery in Pennsylvania since before Prohibition. The distillery has been educating the fine folks of Philadelphia about high-end American spirits since the doors first opened and intends to continue to educate their patrons for years to come.

Philadelphia Distilling
12285 McNulty Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 671-0346
www.philadelphiadistilling.com

Philadelphia Distilling has earned several awards such as, “Best Gin” and “Double Gold Medal” from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, along with critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Imbibe Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine and GQ Magazine. Here are a few delicious drink recipes that the folks at Philadelphia Distilling suggest to help make your winter a little warmer.

Evergreen Martinez

  • 2 oz fresh pine wood macerated Bluecoat American Dry Gin
  • 1 oz Carpano Antica Formula
  • .25 oz Luxardo
  • 1 dash cranberry Bitters
  • 1 dash aromatic Bitters

Add the above ingredients into a mixing glass and top off with ice.  Stir mixture until chilled, and pour into a frosted Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with an expressed orange twist.

Fresh Pine Wood macerated Bluecoat – Fill a mason jar full of freshly cut pine wood shavings, and top off with Bluecoat American Dry Gin. Cap jar to seal, and let sit in a well-lit windowsill for 2 hours.  Uncap mixture, and strain thru a cheesecloth to remove any unwanted residuals/wood shavings.

The Perfect Pear

 

  • 1 ½ oz Bluecoat American Dry Gin
  • ½ oz St Germain
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • Bar spoon of fresh pear puree
  • Splash champagne

 

Next, add all of the above ingredients (except champagne) into an ice-filled shaker and shake vigorously. Double strain into a 5.5 oz coupe/martini glass filled; top off with a splash of champagne and garnish with a fresh slice of pear.

Autumn’s Apple

 

  • 2 oz your choice of Bluecoat American Dry or Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • ½ oz fresh pressed lemon juice
  • ½ oz honey syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Dash of bitters

 

Next, add all of the above ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake vigorously. Double strain into a 5.5 oz coupe/martini glass filled and garnish with an expressed lemon twist.

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Barrel Finished Egg Nog

 

  • 1 oz Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin
  • 1/2 oz Cognac
  • 3/4 oz holiday syrup
  • 3 oz almond milk
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 1 whole egg

 

Add all of the above ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake vigorously (20-30 sec). Double strain into a 10 oz rocks glass filled with fresh ice, and garnish with a single whole star anise.

Holiday Syrup: 2 cups water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 cup raw sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg and a pinch of allspice. Add ingredients into a pot, and simmer together until sugars are fully dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain syrup through a cheesecloth into your bottle of choice. Store in refrigerator until use.

French 75

 

  • 1 ½ oz Bluecoat American Dry Gin
  • ¾ oz fresh pressed lemon juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup
  • Champagne

 

Add ingredients (except champagne) into an ice-filled shaker, and shake vigorously. Uncap shaker, and add 2 oz. champagne. Strain mixture into a champagne glass, and garnish with an expressed lemon twist.

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Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. She reports on various topics such as: Social Media, Local Events, Entertainment, Food and Drink and more. Her work can be found at http://firstsendmedia.com/

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