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We 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
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
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
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
The Tempest Bar in San Francisco was the site a Jerk Off competition, a Soda Jerk competition. Given the sad decline of the soda fountain in the United States, we can only imagine that it was the first soda competition that has happened since the 1950′s when soda fountains were in there full glory. We can only hope that the Jerk Off is a harbinger of things to come because the sodas at the Jerk … Read more
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
With Independence Day around the corner we felt this appropriately named cocktail made with American Gin distilled in Philadelphia fit the bill. The American Beauty is refreshing blend of Bluecoat gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberries and mint accentuates the seasonal bounty while paying homage to stars and stripes.
Happy 4th of July!
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