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This week’s drink was is an original creation of mixologist Ben Smith of 15 Romolo in San Francisco. In his words:
“It’s kind of a play off a Trinidad Sour. Which is 2 oz Angostura bitters and 1 oz lemon. The New North Beach is a contemporary version with hints of vanilla from the carpano and light notes of cinnamon and spice from the amaro balanced with the acid of lemon, all rounded out by
We were going to do a Cinco de Mayo Drink, but felt this would be more appropriate today. There are a number of drinks named the Brass Monkey. We think the Beastie Boys would have been drinking this recipe, equal parts mart liquor and orange juice. Not for the faint of heart.
We like the variation below too.
Brass Monkey Cocktail
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
The saying goes that only two thing are certain in life – death and taxes. We would say that this is pretty accurate. In homage to this adage, a drink called Death and Taxes has been created. It will be a well earned treat after sending in that check to the taxman! …Read More
Our friends over at Voga recently sent us some fun recipes for Easter. This one really resonated! I am a really big fan of wine based cocktails, punches and Moscato. The Easter Sangria combines all three. Plus, you get the added bonus of being able to wow your friends and relatives with that punch bowl your grandma gave you. I grew up in the Midwest and no self respecting woman would be caught dead on … Read more
Fire & Ice is inspired by the struggle to defend the Iron Throne and the feuding families in Westeros. Created by mixologist Joel Black, the cocktail combines spicy bourbon with the intense flavors lime juice, jalapeño and sweet pomegranate juice to create a dynamic fusion of fire and ice in every sip.
Mix up some Fire and Ice while you enjoy the new season of Game of Thrones this Sunday night!!
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
Spicy up your pint with this creation by friend of Drink of the Week and Partida Tequila Head Mixologist, Jacques Bezuidenhou. The Black Opal combines Partida’s Repasado, Tawny Port and Guinness into what is an amazingly refreshing cocktail.
First originating in the 1940s at the Port of Foynes, in the West of Ireland, by chef Joe Sheridan. Wanting to warm a some weary American passengers, Joe added some whiskey to there glass. When they inquired what sort of coffee it was, Joe replied, “Irish Coffee”. The drink became a staple at near by Shannon Airport, where it was discovered by San Francisco travel writer, Stanton Delaplane. Delaplane was so taken by the cocktail, … Read more
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