The Root Cocktail Competition: July 28th at Silk City

Our drinking and spirits columnist was pleasantly surprised by the new Philly-made liqueur Root. Now you can try it for yourself when some of the city’s most adventuresome bartenders debut original recipes at the Root Cocktail Competition, to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 28th at Silk City Diner (435 Spring Garden Street).

The cocktails will be judged on taste, presentation, and originality by a panel of local celebrity judges and cocktail experts. The grand prize will include a $400 Art in the Age store gift certificate, and the winning recipe will be featured on To attend the free event, which will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and $5 Root cocktails, RSVP to Bartenders interested in competing should e-mail to sign up.

Photo: Dominic Savini

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