Philadelphia’s Signature Cocktail: The Finalists

Anyone who doesn’t believe that Philly knows a thing or two about mixing up a proper drink should have to choose between the 60-odd entries we had for our Philly’s Signature Cocktail Contest. Honest to Jesus, my first list of semi-finalists was 19 drinks long–almost a third of the total entries.

But still, we had to get it down to 5 and we did. So these, ladies and gentlemen, are your finalists: the drinks in contention for being Philadelphia’s next official cocktail.

  • Philadelphia from Colin
  • Last Call in Rittenhouse from Josh Phillips
  • Dirty Salty Liberty from Darla
  • City Hall Cocktail from George
  • Philly Flyer from Rick

Come September 20, we’re going to be picking the ultimate winner at a sold-out party at Cook as the creators of these drinks square off against each other and one classic Philly-based cocktail which also made the list (the Clover Club). And the ultimate winner will be revealed in Philadelphia magazine’s November drinking issue.