Basic Recipe: Light rum, lime juice, simple syrup
Where to Try It: The deliciousness of this simple cocktail is entirely dependent on using just the right amount of sweet and sour to complement the booze, and the folks behind the stick at Jerry’s Bar in Northern Liberties have nailed the ratio. Try it with a dash of maraschino liqueur to walk in the footsteps of daiquiri aficionado Ernest Hemingway ($9).
While You’re There: With a bar made from former Independence Hall marble and a mezzanine railing made from a balcony at the Divine Lorraine, this hideaway channels the essence of Philadelphia in the most inviting way. Test out the other cocktails on the menu as you snack on chef Marshall Green’s pickle-brined wings and housemade meatballs.
129 W. Laurel St.; 267-273-1632