Bibliococktails: Life, Liberty, and Cocktails: A Toast to the Founding Fathers

Date / Time

  • July 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


The Founding Fathers knew how to drink.  One night, George Washington threw a party at the City Tavern in Philadelphia to celebrate the final days of the first Constitutional Convention.  Washington invited members of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, as well as some of the framers of the Constitution.  By the end of the night, they had drunk 135 bottles of wine, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of porter ale, 8 bottles of hard cider, 12 jugs of beer, and 14 bowls of punch. We won’t be consuming quite so much alcohol at our cocktail party because . . . well . . . we don’t want to be as drunk as the founding fathers.  But we will have a cocktail inspired by their framing of our liberties.

Featured Cocktail

The Liberty Cup – Kinsey American whiskey, apple juice, simple syrup, lemon juice, and a dash cinnamon bitters with lemon wheel garnish. Designed by Art in the Age, inspired by American Liberty!

About Bibliococktails

The Bibliococktails series celebrates great literature and great libations. Held on the second Friday of the month, programs include themed cocktails and a fun activity.

  • Admission includes entry and two specialty cocktails provided by Art in the Age
  • Event is 21 and up
  • Advanced registration strongly recommended