Articles Tagged: San Francisco

Hendrick’s Quinetum Cordial

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I was recently summoned to the historic Haas-Lilienthal House in San Francisco for US unveiling of Hendrick’s Quinetum Cordial.  Created over several years by Hendrick’s Gin Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, this quinine cordial was formulated to perfectly compliment Hendrick’s Gin. The recipe developed by Gracie was inspired by the work of 19th century chemist Thomas Whiffen. His pioneering work did much to develop the use of quinine in the 19th century.

A first run … Read more

Set Sail With Bowmore

post iconIn San Francisco, our summer happens in September and October when the fog recedes. The day happened to be one of those lovely days! Clear blue skies, sun shining bright in the sky and calm seas. That was a lucky thing. …Read More

Ameica’s Cup Final – Skyy Vodka vs Shellback Rum

post iconThe Amercia’s Cup Final is taking place here in San Francisco and two local brands are racing for the trophy. …Read More

Krug House Bay Area – Tah Mah Lah

post iconYesterday we were invited to Tah Mah Lah, the greenest home in America, to experience the debut of the Bay Area iteration of Krug House. …Read More

Southern Pacific Julep

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Created by H. Joseph Ehrmann, proprietor at Elixr in San Francisco for their Cinco de Derby celebration. There is almost nothing better than a hint of peach in your Julep, a bit of ginger is better!

Nick Strangeway on Absolut Craft Herbaceous Lemon

post iconWe recently met bartender Nick Strageway at San Francisco’s Tick Dog to learn about his new line of all natural vodkas, Absolut Craft. Created by a master bartender, Absolut Craft was made specifically for bartending pros. …Read More

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Review

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In the town of Kilbeggan, Ireland sits one of the World’s oldest distillery. It dates back to 1757. After siting idle for over 50 years, Cooley Distillery (now Beam owned), began making whiskey in Kilbeggan once again. One of the 2 copper pot still used to make Kilbeggan is a 180 year old beauty from the Tullamore Dew Distillery.

They started distilling in Kilbeggan in 2010, so the whiskey we are drinking was made at … Read more

Gumbo Tales – Literary Monday

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A number of years ago, we ventured down to New Orleans for the early parts of Mardi Gras and a tour of New Orleans drinking spots.  We loved the dog parade but didn’t really love New Orleans.  It wasn’t really what we expected.  I had romantic notions of New Orleans.  I pictured myself sipping cocktails at historic bars and restaurants and gazing upon Mardi Gras parades.  I wasn’t expecting that Bourbon Street would be like … Read more

Super Bowl Cocktail Throwdown – San Francisco vs. Baltimore

post iconSuper Bowl XLVII is set between San Francisco and Baltimore. 49ers vs Ravens. San Francisco Bay vs. Chesapeake Bay. Blue Crab vs. Dungeness Crab. So what about drinks? We picked a ‘team’ for each Super Bowl City. …Read More

Pisco Punch

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This famous cocktail came into being after the California Gold be due to the large amount of Pisco available in San Francisco.  Lima, Peru was the last stop on the trip around South America. This meant San Francisco bound ships were stocked with Picso along with prospectors and their gear.

Being a huge drinking town, it didn’t take long for San Franciscans to figure out want to do with that Pisco

Pisco is a grape … Read more

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