Philadelphia has an excellent bartending community – nationally known for transforming neighborhoods into dining destinations and continuing to advance and invigorate Philadelphia’s cocktail culture scene.
— Carl Nolet Jr., 11th generation, Ketel One Vodka Nolet Jr. tells PRH that this was a great year for cocktail lovers in Philadelphia. More bars and restaurants than ever before are serving great drinks and giving the customer a refined experience. We asked the 11th generation owner of Ketel One to name a few of his favorite Philly Hot Spots.
❙ Ashton Cigar Bar. “One of the premier cocktail bars in Philadelphia where you can get that enhanced experience. [It’s a] sleek, modern setting where you can enjoy a specialty craft classic cocktail and a fine cigar. The interior is made of different exotic woods that complement the distressed brick walls.”
❙ Moshulu. “A Philadelphia landmark and the world’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship. It is a perfect spot for a sunset cocktail on the ship’s upper deck.”
❙ Rouge. “Overlooking Rittenhouse Square. It’s a popular Parisian spot that created the Rouge Burger, which received the accolade “Best Cheeseburger in America” by GQ Magazine. It is one of the best sidewalk cafés to enjoy some early evening cocktails with friends.”
Ketel One Vodka Dutch Mule
Ketel One Vodka Ultimate Martini
➜ 50ml Ketel One Vodka ➜1 5ml fresh lime juice ➜3 dashes Angostura bitters ➜ top with ginger beer METHOD: Shake first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig.
➜ 1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka METHOD: Stir with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube, or a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Note: Can be tailored to personal taste with the addition of olive brine, specialty olives and/ or 0.25 oz. dry vermouth (if adding vermouth, decrease Ketel One Vodka by 0.25 oz.). rowhome magazine