This local brand is woman-powered and available at numerous locations in the Greater Philadelphia area. ROOT provides Philadelphians with an assortment of ways to mix cocktails without having to buy a bunch of different ingredients and without having to spend too much time mixing up cocktails on their own. All ROOT Crafted cocktail mixers are natural and organic, without the use of any added sugars, syrups or preservatives and come in a slew of different flavors. All flavors also have their own recipe to pair including the Pumpkin Pear Side Car, the Fall Shandy, the Poached Pear Martini or the Pom Apple Cider. All recipes can be found on ROOT Crafted’s website.
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant
Iron Hill has a few locations around the Greater Philadelphia area that are providing some tasty spirits for diners to try, including their Pumpkin Ale. The copper ale is rounded out by traditional pumpkin pie spices and vanilla instead of finishing hops (ABV 5.5%). The Pumpkin Ale will be back on draft at all Iron Hill locations and available for takeout in growlers. Hours of operation are dependent on the location, and while there, Philadelphians can also check out Iron Hill’s fare. The Center City location itself has re-vamped some dishes which include fresh choices that customers have never seen before including a fried chicken sandwich ($13.70), served with a brand new-house made IPA sriracha ranch sauce, and the chicken and baby back ribs ($19.30), featuring whole chicken wings in a spicy Vienna Red Lager barbecue sauce and a half rack of ribs served in a Bedotter Ale barbecue glaze.
Philadelphians who head to Rex 1516 can find a few new cocktails to warm up their weekend including the Bonfire at the Orchard ($12, made with Cruzan dark rum, Laird’s bonded apple brandy, St. George pear brandy, cinnamon-clove compound butter, raw cane sugar, and garnished with nutmeg,) Whiskey, Whipped & Spiced ($11 made with Old Forester Bourbon, chocolate syrup, Amaro di Angostura, orange liqueur, whipped cream, and garnished with a dusting of ancho chile sugar-salt,) Very Good Things ($11 made with Jim Beam rye, coconut oil-washed Salignac, mint syrup, orange bitters, and garnished with a curry leaf.)
1516 South St., rex1516.com
This Fairmount hotspot has something a little extra to help make spending this weekend at home and celebrating Halloween extra special. According to a release, for those who are staying home for Halloween this year and are still looking for a night of spooky fun, Thirsty Dice Board Game Cafe has a collection of games that are perfect for friends and families to play. Mysterium, Horrified, Ghost Blitz, Geistesblitz Junior, and One Night Ultimate Werewolf are a few that the Gametenders from Thirsty Dice suggest. These games and more can be purchased locally at Thirsty Dice and are available for takeout and delivery, and while there Philadelphians can also check out some of the Thirsty Dice’s more spirited dessert options, with some drinks for adults. Specialty shake-wise, Philadelphians can pick up the PB Lover’s (made with peanut butter ice cream, butterscotch and peanut butter cup pieces) or the Baker Shake (made with cookie dough ice cream, brownie pieces and hot fudge). There will also be boozy shakes available for any adult that wants a bit more of a spirited dessert option (think Bananas Foster and Cherry Pie as flavors).
Jet Wine Bar
This South Street wine spot is serving up some warm alternatives to their typical fare. Philadelphians who head to Jet can check out their new White Mulled Wine ($9 per serving, $27 per pitcher, made with white wine, orange juice, apple juice, spiced honey syrup, ginger liqueur, pear brandy, and Triple Sec), Red Mulled Wine ($9 per serving, $27 per pitcher, made with red wine, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, spiced honey syrup, apple juice, apple brandy, and Triple Sec), and their Mexican Hot Chocolate ($12.50, single-serving only, a spiced cocktail that consists of tequila, whole milk, Abuelita chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.)