Back in mid-October, we headed over to Philadelphia Distilling, home of Bluecoat Gin, for a wonderful event, “United We Create-An Artisan Collective”. They had several artists at their location featuring live demonstrations and giveaways. They also had food samples courtesy of Hungry Pigeon which were delicious. If you have never been to Philadelphia Distilling, I highly recommend you go. The decor of the distillery is fantastic. It’s rustic yet very inviting and the cocktails are to die for.
They had several new cocktails on the menu and they all sounded fantastic. We tried quite a few and love every one of them! We started with the Sparks Shot Tower and Elfreth’s Alley. Both were really good. Sparks Shot Tower was made with Bluecoat gin, beet, lemon, ginger and black cardamom and Elfreth’s Alley was made with Bluecoat elderflower gin, maraschino liquor, blanc vermouth and Peychaud’s bitters.
Next up, we tried the Clover Club and Intolerable Acts. Once again, both drinks were delicious! The Clover Club was made with Bluecoat gin, raspberry, lemon and egg white and the Intolerable Acts was made with Penn 1681 vodka, French oak orange liquor, almond orgeat and creme fraiche. It’s simply amazing that someone can come up with such unique, delicious drinks.
For round three, we tried Nevermore and Butler’s Raid. So far, all the cocktails were amazing and these were no different! Nevermore was made with Penn 1681 vodka, cantaloupe, lemon, star anise, vieux carre absinthe and sparkling wine. Butler’s Raid was made with Bluecoat gin, clementine, aperitif, sweet vermouth, fernet and toasted chai spice. Both were absolutely fantastic!
To end our drinkfest, we ordered the Blind Tiger which was made with Bluecoat gin, coconut, sesame, lime leaf, lemongrass, galangal and egg white. It was so good! At the end of our evening, it was very difficult to decide which cocktail we liked the best. They were all made exceptionally well and had a wonderful balance of flavor.
Besides the tasty treats provided by Hungry Pigeon, we also ordered from the kitchen, their Wellfleet oysters and 3 pierogis, potato and cheese, South Philly jawn, and truffle cheesesteak. Wellfleet oysters are well know for their fresh taste and these were delicious. The pierogis were also delicious. They came out hot and fresh. We loved them all.
Philadelphia Distilling is such a fun place to spend time with friends and enjoy good food and terrific cocktails. They have a small gift shop when you walk in and trust me when I say, you will more than likely leave with a couple bottles of their terrific gin, vodka, or both! Make sure you visit Philadelphia Distilling soon! I guarantee you will have a great time!