Welcome back to another installment of boozings, where we try all of Philly’s Top 15 Drinks! Next up we go to Village Whiskey. While Jose Garces is a celebrity chef, this place is definitely a place for the alcohol to shine. While I hear the food is also good (especially the burger), their menu clearly show that booze is where the heart is. The De Rigueur is made with rye, Aperol (an Italian aperitif made of bitter orange, rhubarb, and cinchona), grapefruit juice, lemon, honey, and mint, and is served in a champagne coupe type of glass.
Man, I don’t know how to describe this drink. But it is rather amazing. I want more. Like now. It’s a strong drink, but not overly so. It goes down super smooth. Although it’s orange and served in somewhat of a girley looking glass, it’s not a girley drink. Actually, it tastes pretty darn manly. But anyone would like this. It’s just sweet enough but not overly fruity or sugary, and you get a subtle hint of mint, without any of the horrible mint chunks. It is definitely my favorite of the top 15 drinks I’ve had so far. At $11, it’s also the most expensive one so far, but not the most expensive from the list. It’s definitely $11 well spent. I’d pay more.