Philadelphia, PA - With winter upon us and temperatures starting to dip, there’s only one remedy — a steamy, boozy hot toddy. In celebration of National Hot Toddy Day, this January 11th, we’ve rounded up the best spots in Philly to enjoy one of the classic warm tipples.
Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop, is offerings guests an aromatic Tea Blossom Toddy featuring a blooming tea flower. Made with Kinsey Rye Whiskey, Jasmine Infused Maple Syrup, grapefruit and rosemary bitters, and garnished with an expressed grapefruit peel, this steamy brew is now available at the Art in the Age bar to enjoy in the outdoor seating area during opening hours of Wednesday to Sunday from 12 - 6 pm. 116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | http://artintheage.com/
East Passyunk Avenue, home to over 150 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, has a slew of restaurants and bars offering the classic winter cocktail available for outdoor dining and on the go. Cantina Los Caballitos has crafted a Tequila Toddy made up of Corralejo Añejo, Grand Marnier, lemon, orange juice, agave, and cinnamon sticks ($12). Down the road at Pub on Passyunk East (POPE) guests can sip on their Rum Hot Toddy consisting of Gosling's dark rum, lemon, sage ginger honey, and clove ($10). Lastly, Manatawny Still Works offers a twist on the traditional Hot Toddy with their Hot Spiked Cider composed of honey whiskey, lemon, cinnamon, and star anise ($13). Check out the respective businesses’ websites for opening hours. 1904 E. Passyunk Avenue | http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/
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MilkBoy, The Philadelphia-born brand that includes a legendary recording studio in Northern Liberties and bar-and-restaurant concepts MilkBoy Philly and MilkBoy South Street, has transformed their 4th and South location into a roofed and heated streetery dubbed ‘Rock Salt’ fit with hot cocktails including a Rock ‘n’ Rye Toddy with Rock and Rye, honey, lemon, and clove ($13). In honor of National Hot Toddy Day, MilkBoy South Street is offering half-off Toddies priced at just $6 all week long for imbibers to enjoy. Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4 – 10 pm, and Friday through Sunday at 11 – 10 pm. 401 South Street | 215.925.6455 | https://www.milkboy.tv/
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Old City’s Red Owl Tavern, right across the street from Independence Hall and just a stone’s throw from area attractions, is celebrating National Hot Toddy Day all week long. Fortunately, Red Owl’s steamy offer coincides with the re-opening of museums and cultural institutions. Folks looking to warm up with a toasty spiked beverage should hit up Red Owl Tavern, now offering a week-long Hot Toddy Special, with all hot toddies available for just $5 from Monday, January 11 through Friday, January 15. Imbibers are encouraged to stop by Red Owl Tavern, adjacent to Hotel Monaco, to warm up with a steaming Toddy before or after making their way to the Museum of the American Revolution, or one of the many other historic sites nearby. Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday 12 - 7 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 12 - 8 pm, Friday 12 - 9 pm, and Saturday 4 - 9 pm. Weekend brunch available on Saturday from 8 am - 4 pm, and Sunday from 7:30 am - 1 pm. 433 Chestnut Street | 215.923.2267 | www.redowltavern.com
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Rex 1516, Philadelphia’s go-to for elevated Southern cuisine, is combating the winter weather with their take on the classic libation with Bonfire at the Orchard composed of Cruzan dark rum, Laird’s bonded apple brandy, St. George pear brandy, cinnamon-clove compound butter, raw cane sugar, and garnished with nutmeg ($12). Opening hours: Open daily from 5 – 10 pm. 1516 South St. | 267.319.1366 | www.rex1516.com
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The folks at Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, have their signature Toddy on the menu that is sure to keep imbibers warm and cozy during the chilly months ahead. The Farm Toddy is made up of bourbon, Allspice Dram, honey, lemon, and chamomile ($15). Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday 4 – 9 pm. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com/
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