2009 Best of Philly Cocktail List: Amada
Amada works so well because every aspect fits together seamlessly. And the well-thought-out drink list is a shining example of the understatedly cool Jose Garces touch. The three varieties of sangria are a hallmark, and the cocktails are infused with flavors you find on the menu: ginger in the bourbon smash, apricot rye in the Manhattan, lemon and rosemary in the martini, and thyme and elderflower in the mojito. It’s why drinking here is as much a culinary delight as eating. 217 Chestnut Street, 215-625-2450.