Brandy Recipes

Fall Back

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It’s that time of year again, the end of Day Light Savings. DLS was instituted in the last century so some rich folks could have an extra hour of day light after work so they could golf. Yay! It doesn’t really create any extra day light, although that’d be pretty cool if they could.  So what to do?  Drink, of course.

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Scary Sangria

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Harvest Sour

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Bourbon Peach Tea

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The Olympic

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I usually don’t recycle our Drink of the Week, but we figured once every 4 years is acceptable for honoring the opening of the Olympic Games. What can I say, this cocktail, aptly named “The Olympic” wins a gold medal every time!… Read more

Star Spangled Punch

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This punch, created by Professor Dave Wondrich for Chilean Pisco, was designed to cool you off in the July heat.  Citrus and star fruit add bright complexity to every glass.

Didn’t know there was Chilean Pisco?  Didn’t know what Pisco is? Well it is a brandy from South America. Chilean Pisco is a spirit created by distilling wine made from grapes grown in the Coquimbo and Atacama regions of the country, fed with water that … Read more

Bonjour, Bonheur

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A tribute to National Cognac Day!

This recipe was created by Head Bartender Joshua Pearson, at Sepia in Chicago, for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic live cocktail competition host Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) and The Cognac Trade Board (BNIC).… Read more

Regent’s Punch

This punch has a royal lineage and was allegedly developed by King George IV when he was Prince of Wales!… Read more

Earth Day Pisco Sour

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As more and more distilleries open around the world, many are embracing the use of sustainable methods.  The week’s drink come to us from Pisco Portón, a Peruvian mosto verde pisco, committed to sustainability. It is made at the oldest working distillery in the Americas, Hacienda la Caravedo, a distillery that combines age-old Pisco making traditions with eco-friendly modern technology, including:

    A roof garden that naturally converts carbon dioxide emitted by fermentation into oxygen, reducing

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Firebelle Lil

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March is National Women’s Month.  We have asked one of our favorite female bartenders, Pipi Rae Diamond, to come up with a drink in honor of National Women’s Month.  Since we are in San Francisco, Pipi choose to honor Lilly Hitchcock, a 19th century San Francisco socialite who was the honorary mascot of the San Francisco Fire Department.  Lilly Hitchcock was a woman ahead of her time and was quite the firecracker.  If you ever … Read more

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