Articles Tagged: THIS WEEK’S DRINK

Shire Flower

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The highly anticipated first movie of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opens on December 14th.

While Hobbits are typically known for favoring their ales and meads, might we suggest that you try something a little more adventurous, in the hopes that you will be unexpectedly delighted?

Try the the Shire Flower, which is sure to transport you right into the Shire, without even having to leave your seat.

Spiced Pear Toddy

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Warm up and toast the Holidays with this spin on the traditional Toddy recipe.  Created by H. Joesph Hermann proprietor of Elxir is San Francisco, his Spiced Pear Toddy is bursting with fall fruitiness and holiday spice.  Multiply this recipe and make it for group!… Read more

Mezcal Manhattan

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This drink is a twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. As you probably guessed its made with Mezcal replacing the Bourbon or Rye. In this case I used Scorpion Reposado that is aged in oak casks for 6 months which gives it a smokey flavor but, also nice warm wood tones as well.

Peg Leg Punch

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The holidays are upon us and, well that calls for punch.  I’ve said it a thousand times, “want to enjoy your holiday party? make punch.  Even better bring a carafe of punch to your next party, you will be remembered and revered. 

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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.

Enjoy!… Read more

Zombie – Don the Beachcomer 1934

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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

The Pink Ribbon

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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.

Egg Cream Pie

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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

Autumn Apple

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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… Read more

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 … Read more

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