Black Lily

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Created by Mixologist Kyle Ford, this week’s drinks, is also the official drink of 2012 San Francisco Cocktail Week.  Made of only three ingredients, Cointreau, Ferent Branca and Lime Juice. What you get is a bit of sweet and sour chased by minty freshness.  

Says Ford, “The name, Black Lily, is an indirect reference to Lillie Hitchcock Coit (1842-1929), legendary North Beach eccentric, avid gambler, drinker, and fire(wo)man. Legend has it, Ms. Lillie left $118,000 to the city of San Francisco which was used to build the Coit Tower. I always had a fondness for climbing up to the Tower with my wife and descending Telegraph Hill on our days off in San Francisco.”

Unfortunately for SF, Mr. Ford now resides in  NYC.



  • 1.5 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. Fernet Branca
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice


Shaken, strained over ice in a rocks glass. Garnished with an orange twist

Created by Remy-Cointreau mixologist Kyle Ford
Photo Credit: Balthazar Digital Media

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