Two Beloved Cocktail Bars in College Metropolis Have Reopened. Right here’s What to Drink First.

Seize a socially distanced drink—or two—this month in College Metropolis, the place a few stylish eating places serve bourbon cocktails that style pretty much as good as their decor seems to be. Dinner, lunch or brunch, the Kentucky whiskey is flowing once more at Louie Louie and White Canine Cafe. Pre-pandemic, we despatched native vogue way of life blogger Davida Janae of Vida Fashionista west on Walnut Avenue to scope out the scene, and now, in celebration of their reopening, we lastly get to point out you our inside look.

Separated by just some blocks, each spots provide an unmistakable vibe. The drinks present two distinct takes on a basic spirit, too, so masks up and head out on a walkable cocktail crawl this April and take a look at these two unique specials for your self.

Kentucky Queen—Louie Louie

Stroll into this plush College Metropolis bistro (3611 Walnut Avenue) and let the retro-inspired decor take you away. “I really feel like I simply stepped into the ‘70s,” Davida says. “I really like all of the totally different patterns.” And if the colourful area designed by Kate Rohrer doesn’t carry your spirits, there’s an creative drink that can. Made with Bulleit Bourbon, the Kentucky Queen honors the spirit’s roots within the Bluegrass State. Yellow chartreuse, a bitter aperitif, lemon juice, honey and ginger beer additionally get added to the shaker. “It offers it a bit bubble,” Davida says. “With the mixtures of the flavors, it’s method simpler to drink.”

Final however not least, the cocktail is strained over crushed ice and topped with an orange blossom. “I really like crushed ice,” Davida provides. “You don’t see many drinks with crushed ice in it. It’s virtually like an grownup slushie.”

Cinderella Story—White Canine Cafe

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A couple of blocks away, the comfy rooms of the White Canine Cafe (3420 Sansom Avenue) gives loads of areas that work for each after-work meetups and correct date nights. “Between right here and Louie Louie, each are very homey eating places,” Davida says. “You need to come and hang around.”

Relax with the Cinderella Story, a riff on the well-known Caddyshack line. The cocktail combines in-season citrus—each blood orange and lemon—with Bulleit Rye. An Italian amaro, candy vermouth and a touch of clove full the drink.

“When it first hits your tongue, you style the bourbon,” Davida says. “The whole lot else simply enhances.” And in comparison with the Kentucky Queen, this cocktail takes a barely totally different strategy.

“The opposite one was sweeter,” Davida says. “You would order it for brunch. This drink can be like an after-work cocktail as a result of you may style the bourbon a bit bit extra.”

Sip it by the old school parlor bar or in one of many myriad of artfully adorned eating rooms. Both method, you gained’t miss the theme. “It’s all so distinctive as a result of there are canine in every single place,” Davida says. “I like it.”

Style these two signature cocktails your self (introduced again for this month solely) at White Canine Cafe and Louie Louie.

This can be a paid partnership between Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and Philadelphia Journal

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