Now That We’ve Told You Where to Sit and What to Eat, Here Are Our Cocktail Recommendations for Center City Sips

Gin, Cucumber, Mint, Lime at Aldine.

Gin, Cucumber, Mint, Lime at Aldine.

So far for this summer’s Center City Sips, we’ve highlighted the best appetizer deals and the best places to drink outside. Perhaps it’s time to talk about the drinks.

If you’re looking for interesting (read: not super-sugary, I’ll-regret-this-by-9-tonight) cocktails, we’ve got you covered. Plus, we’ve picked out our favorite 2 Gingers Whiskey cocktails (2 Gingers is sponsoring Center City Sips), and also have located one of the crazier concoctions you can get your hands on tonight.

Best 2 Gingers Whiskey Cocktails

We’re caught between two drinks:

Head to Bank & Bourbon for a Ginger in the Garden (2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Velvet Falernum, Fresh Lemon Juice, Muddle Cucumbers); it sounds refreshing and not too sweet, which is perfect for a Wednesday afternoon.

Alternatively, stop at the Independence Beer Garden for a Ginger Bomb (2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Ginger Ale, Candied Ginger). It has real ginger (albeit candied), and ginger will cure any hangover for those just waking up around 4 PM. Plus, ginger is healthy, which means the whole drink is healthy, right?

Best Center City Sips Cocktails

For other options, heres a list of our favorite drinks on the menu tonight.


2 Gingers, Lemon, Egg White, Sugar

Gin, Cucumber, Mint, Lime

Bank & Bourbon

B&B Sour (2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Caraway-infused Petite Syrah, house-made sour)

Bistro St. Tropez

L’abeille (2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Grapefruit Juice, Honey Simple Syrup, finished with Ginger Ale)

Romeo et Juliette (Bombay Sapphire, Simple Syrup, Sarah’s house-made Lavender Bitters, finished with Prosecco, Orange Twist)

Charlie was a sinner.

Lady Jane (2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Green Tea-infused Simple Syrup, Lemon, Mint)

Cooperage Wine & Whiskey Bar 

Creamy Ginger (2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Muddled Orange Slice, Lemon Juice, Crème Yvette)

Gran Cafe L’Aquila

Milano Sour (2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Splash of Ramazzotti)

Liberty Bar & Grill

Classic Cairpirinha (Muddle Lime and Sugar, topped with Brazil’s signature Cachaca over ice)


MilkBoy Ruby Red Shandy (Goose Island 312 Wheat, Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka, topped with Lemon/Lime Soda)

Pennsylvania 6

Spring Garden (Gin, Muddled Berries, Lavender Water, Tonic, Lemon)

Rosa Blanca Café at Dilworth Park

Philly Rose Cocktail (2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Honey, Grapefruit, Ginger Beer)

Wrap Shack Kitchen & Bar

St. Dilworth (2 Gingers Whiskey, Elderflower Liqueur, Cucumbers, and Tonic)

And If You’re Feeling Particularly Adventurous

Lastly, we’d like to take a moment and tip our hats to the folks over at Finn McCools Ale House for creating this creature:

Dragon’s Breath (2 Gingers, Tequila, Sour Mix, Frank’s Red Hot, Celery Juice).

Moreover, we’d like to tip our hats ever more deeply to the souls that try this on their Wednesday afternoon. If you can get through this Dragon’s Breath at 5 PM in the middle of the work week, you can probably get through anything.

Happy sipping!

Center City Sips [Center City District]