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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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
This week’s drink of the week was invented at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in 1957 by it’s famed bartender, Harry Yee. Mr. Yee was also responsible for another tropical favorite, the Blue Hawaii. While Mr. Yee may have invented the Tropical Itch, and they are mighty fine over at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (this isn’t our first visit), they have perfected down the beach at the Halekulani. Sensing the onslaught of the cocktail craze, the Halekulani brought in the incomparable Dale DeGroff to perfect the Hawaiian classics and invent cocktails that will soon join the list of Hawaiian classics. …Read More
Vieux Carre or “Old Square” is how the local French refer to the French Quarter. Created at the Hotel Monteleone in 1938 by bartender Walter Bergeron, the Vieux Carre has become one of the quintessential New Orleans cocktails.
This weekend is the Super Bowl. While we are bummed that our teams (the Packers and 49ers didn’t make the Super Bowl), we think that it will be a great game. …Read More
This week’s drink is a twist on the classic Negroni. Rather than using a London Dry Gin, this Negroni uses Genever, from which Gin originated.
1.5 oz Bols Genever
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a pre-chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a large orange zest.
Courtesy of Bols Genever.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not make some rose petal syrup? It’s pretty easy and, well girls like roses. Who wouldn’t impressed with this rosey pisco cocktail from the folks at Pisco Portón.
2 parts Pisco Portón
1.25 parts limoncello
1 parts rose syrup
2 parts lychee juice
Top off with sparkling water
Combine all ingredients and fill with sparkling water. Garnish with an edible rose petal.
To make … Read more
Calling all peanut butter lovers! This is the perfect cocktail for you…
1 1/2 oz Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
3 oz cold milk
1 oz. crème de cacao
1/2 oz smooth peanut butter
3 oz lemon lime soda
Add all items into a shaker and shake well, strain over ice in a Collins glass. Add the soda, and serve.
Courtesy of Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur.
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