We are huge fans of the Earth Bread + Brewery SouthsideR Rowhouse Gin cocktail. It’s so refreshing and perfect for your Fourth of July parties. Earth mixes them up by the batch and they’ve been kind enough to share their recipe so you can do the same.
Make the batch first:
1 Bottle of Rowhouse Spirits Gin (approximately 3 cups)
1 1/2 cups lime juice
3/4 cup simple syrup
Make a glass:
Portion into glass, top with seltzer/soda and top with a spring or two of mint
Make by the Glass
2 oz Rowhouse Spirits Gin
2/3 oz Lime Juice
1/3 oz Simple Syrup
Top with seltzer or soda and a sprig or two of mint
While you can make these at home, we highly recommend you visit Earth to try one of theirs, or have one of their four house beers they make right there. You’ll never get stuck in a rut because they never make the same beer twice. When it comes to beer, they know what they are doing. Their Baltic Porter won the Great American Beer Fest Gold Medal. But we think all their beers deserve a medal.
Earth has eleven beer taps in all (if it’s not their housemade beer it’s another delicious craft beer) serving local beers mostly. They also have four wines on draft, five batched cocktails, a selection of sipping spirits, and housemade sodas.
Then there is the bread part of Earth Bread + Brewery. Their flatbreads, much like pizza only better, feature a variety of items from local producers. Traci, a purist, enjoys the Hello, Joe flatbread with housemade tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Dean’s favorite is the Continental with Roasted garlic sauce, crispy bacon, figs, asiago, parm, and arugula.
Although, we did try the Vietnam Veggie with spicy peanut sauce, cellophane noodles, shredded carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers. Finished with chili vinaigrette, cilantro, basil and a lime wedge and that may be a new favorite.
Earth also serves other goodies in the form of salads, cheese platters, hummus and other dips, and housemade desserts to name a few.
Tom and Peggy, owners of Earth, have a very strong commitment to their community and the environment, and as Peggy says, they are very aggressive composers. As they put it, they are an earth-friendly place that puts respect for the environment and the comfort of their guests above all else. From the green-minded details of their build out to their choice of vendors and the way they treat their colleagues, you will find Earth an enticing place to visit. Earth supports local agriculture, local breweries and small producers from around the world.
Be sure to check out their events page or better yet, sign up for their mailing list to find out about what’s going on at Earth from night to night. Some of the highlights for adults are Tuesday Table Tennis and Wednesday Night Quizzo. They often do community fundraising as well and the occasional wine dinner, which you do not want to miss.
For the kids, and quite frankly for the adults as well, every third Tuesday is Table Top Science with Dr. Fred. Dr. Fred lets kids get hands-on with some fun science experiments. He’ll let adults give it a try as well.
Earth Bread + Brewery
Open 7 days a week (See website for details on kitchen hours and opening and closing times)
7136 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA