September 19, 2018
National Coffee Day is upon us, which means it’s time to drink all the coffee! This blessed day is on Saturday, Sept. 29, and there are a number of places sporting deals and special drinks this year.
For a $5 deal, guests at Cafe Ynez in Point Breeze on Saturday can get a "Cafe Condesa," horchata with a shot of espresso, and two churros. The Commons Cafe at the The Logan Hotel will be giving away free cups of regular coffee a little bit early on Friday, Sept. 28. For the whole month, Joe’s Steaks and Soda Shop will feature a $7.40 coffee milkshake at both the Fishtown and Torresdale locations.
But if you’re looking for something a bit harder, or if you just want your coffee experience to feed into your night out, there are a few places that are having specials on Sept. 29. Better yet, these specials come with recipes. You know, in case you’re throwing a house party that night to celebrate your love of coffee.
Bluebird Distilling in Phoenixville will be offering a deal for their chocolate-y, whiskey and cold brew concoction: "Teacher's Pet," for $7. "Erin's Souvenir," a specialty coffee cocktail featuring AITA chicory root vodka, will be available for $11 at Art in the Age. Based on the song, "Police & Thieves" by The Clash, Square 1682 crafted a cocktail by the same name. It blends a variety of flavors, including whiskey, lavender, and Vietnamese coffee, and it's available for $12.
Police & Thieves
1.5 oz. Tullamore Dew Cider Cask Whiskey
.5 oz. lavender syrup
.25 oz. Orange Curaçao
4 oz. chilled Vietnamese coffee
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass.
2.5 oz. iced coffee concentrate
1.5 oz. AITA Chicory Root Vodka
.5 oz. simple syrup (preferably made with Demerara sugar)
2 dashes Aromatic bitters from Bitters Lab
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass full of ice and strain into a coupe glass.
2 oz. Bluebird Distilling Phoenixville Whiskey
.75 oz. Sandcastle Winery Sweet Vermouth
.75 oz. Cold Brew Coffee Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes Fee Brother's Aztec Chocolate Bitters
2 dashes Madagascar Vanilla Bean Extract
Stir all ingredients together and pour into a coupe glass with or without ice.