Philadelphia’s most renowned husband-wife cocktail team has come up with a great excuse to have a drink: do it for charity. Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal run Northern Liberties speakeasy Emmannuelle, and their fall drink menu features three special cocktails that benefit three area nonprofits.
The Philadelphia Student Union will benefit when you put a bourbon and cider “Don’t Fence Me In” to your lips. The ginger-vodka “Moscow on the Schuylkill” will kick in funds to the LUPUS Foundation of America, and the Tequila Interchange Project catches some dough when you order a “Butterfly Collector No. 2,” made with (of course) blanco tequila and chocolate bitters.
The drinks go for $10 each, and fully half the proceeds from sales is earmarked for their respective causes. When you stop into the elegant little room tucked behind the Piazza on Hancock to do your good deed, also look for a new collection of warmed cocktails and a barrel-aged cocktail, both of which will quickly get rid of any evening chill.
Charity runs throughout the fall season. 1052 N Hancock St. http://drinkemmanuelle.com