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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.
If you love Tiki Drinks like we do, this is one of the grandaddies of the genre. Created by Don the Beachcomer in 1934, the recipe was top secret. Don even instituted a two Zombie limit to keep the competition from figuring it out. Maybe it could have been that they were really strong as well!
The recipe we have here was adapted by Tiki Historian Jeff Barry for his book, Sippin’ Safari, a must … Read more
October, a month dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer, is upon us. Women and men nationwide are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month by “Thinking Pink. ”Prepare for a flood of all things pink from buses, to billboards, to Monday Night Football and everything in between – sip pink cocktails like the “Pink Ribbon,” an invigorating rose-tinted Pink Pigeon Rum champagne cocktail, perfect for showing your support and solidarity.
Recently the Tempest bar in San Francisco held a Jerk Off. Not the kind they usually have South of Market, nope this was a Soda Jerk Off. This week we present to you the winning drink, the Egg Cream Pie. Created by Ice Cream Bar (SF) Soda Jerk Dillion Lockwood, the Egg Cream Pie tastes as good as it sounds. Reminiscent of an old fashioned egg cream with an hint of hazenut, it won for … Read more
Fall is here once again and this weeks drink combines the wonderful Autumn flavors of apple and cranberry, Spiked with warming absinthe and the zing of ginger, this one will warm you insider and out
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 … Read more
Not only is September Bourbon Heritage Month, Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller is celebrarting his 58th year making Bourbon. Here’s their twist on the venerable Manhattan.
Raise a toast to Jimmy for giving this fine Kentucky Bourbon.
Well as Summer is ending and the Fall season is nearing, this cocktail lends the transition to both. Japanese Sencha Greentea pairs very nicely with whiskey and has a very refined taste. The mint hits at the end with a nice lingering finish and the lemon just brings it all together.
If you’ve been Italy, you’ve most likely had an after dinner drink, the Sgroppino. The lemon and alcohol help to cut through anything you may have ingested through out the evening and help settle your tummy. The formula varies from area to area, but it is basically lemon sorbet, vodka and prosecco. In Venice they use prosecco, in Friuli it is vodka and sorbet. In Liguria, I’ve had a variation made with limoncello. Sometimes blended, … Read more
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