Old-fashioned investigative journalism isn’t dead. At least not yet. When Art in the Age launched its root beer-flavored tipple, Root liqueur, we pumped local barkeeps for the on- and off-the-menu scoop.
Upper Crusty Scenester
Ask Doug Fitz at Snackbar to make you the Root 76. An homage to traffic but so much tastier, it’s made with bourbon, a dash of chartreuse, anise, and is frothed to perfection. Plus, it tastes better than anything you’d find on the Schuylkill.
Foppish with a Sense of Style
Christian Gaal of Noble American Cookery and formerly of APO (the guy with the mustache) will make the Pennsyltucky Smash, a delicious concoction of bourbon, orange juice, and muddled mint that’s not on the menu. Ask for it by name.
If you like your drinks as straight as you supposedly are, try a plain shot at Standard Tap. The barkeeps will be glad to pour you a rocks glass (the amount depends, of course, on how much they like you).
Want to keep it simple? Head to the P.O.P.E. and get it mixed with ginger ale. It’s summery, refreshing, and perfect for long afternoons when you have nothing to do but hang with people you love.
Here’s hoping you’ve got a deep throat.
To find locations to purchase Root liqueur, go to artintheage.com.