Bone Marrow caper gremolata, garlic confit, jb toast
Bait & Switch something seems familiar here...summertime at the alembic. a freshly puréed strawberry and citrus cooler on the rocks. you recognize this one, right? wrong- this sucker's brand new. mezcal, chareau aloe liqueur, strawberry, lemon, peppercorn syrup and green strawberry bitters. we thought about offering an "i'm sorry" for the con, but decided instead on "you're welcome"
Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique "and what, pray tell, is the five point palm exploding heart technique?" lapsang infused volstead vodka, five spice/palm sugar syrup, bonal gentian quinoa and st. george pear brandy. we don't believe in cinematic folklore either, but we double-dog dare you not to nervously count your steps after walking away from a few of these
Black Diamond you've stuck to the short slopes long enough, we think you're ready for a more challenging run. chartreuse, sweet vermouth, pear shrub and cardamom and chocolate bitters, topped with a generous pour of dark beer. it's cool if you have to ride the lift around a few more times to muster up the nerve, the ride is totally worth it.
Sunset Avenger Hunt the list for this hunt was a simple one: seek out san francisco bartender's favorite spirits, and put them together in one glass. as it turns out, krogstad aquavit, reposado tequila and angostura and orange bitters play beautifully with persimmon shrub, lemon, and a little soda. feel free to order a few of these, but be prepared for us to ask you which bar you work in.
Southern Exposure another refreshing elixir plucked straight from the garden. our spin on the classic southside uses gin, fresh mint, lime juice, a touch of sugar and a little shot of fresh celery juice. loaded with antioxidants to help deal with the haight's population of free "radicals".
The Vow Of Silence our rubenesque version of the derby cocktail, we use rye whiskey, benedictine, cherry heering, and a dash of bitters. responsible for breaking more than one vow
Sazerac in new orleans, they like to do things their own way. judging by this famous variation on the old-fashioned, that way may be the right way. rye whiskey, the crescent city's own peychaud's bitters, a bit of sugar - and a glass rinsed with a green bitter liquid that shall remain nameless.
Bourbon Old-Fashioned the oldest cocktail, and still one of the best. nothing more than a slug of bourbon on the rocks, with a couple of dashes of bitters, a little sugar, and a twist of lemon peel to take the edge off. sometimes the simplest things work best. we make ours without the "garbage" - the fruit salad with which the noble old warhorse is so often weighed down.
Blood & Sand a classic story of love, desire, and tragic death gave this equally classic cocktail its moniker. scotch whiskey, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth and fresh orange juice served ice cold. alluring as rita hayworth, but this femme fatale kicks like a bull... toro
Aviation at its inception in the early part of the twentieth century, the aviation cocktail was as fresh and exciting as aviation itself. now, it's just as ubiquitous. aviation american gin, (naturally) maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon and creme de violette. this is the point in the description where a lot of other bars would shoehorn in a joke about "taking flight", but we'd never put that in print
Royal Smile "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet..." the classic "jack rose" cocktail was renamed and revised shortly after its namesake squealed on his boss for the murder of a small time crook, sending five members of "the strong arm squad" to the chair. as both the flower and the cocktail were soiled by the informer, name changes were in order. the flower became "richmond" and the cocktail the "royal smile," though "bald jack rose's" smile remained anything but that. how much better is that cocktail with laird's apple brandy, gin, lemon and grenadine
French 75 under heavy fire? take cover with this elegant tipple and escape, if only for a little while. brandy, lemon, honey and a touch of the bubbles make this classic heavenly enough to rekindle the debate on atheists in foxholes
The Vieux Carre hey, it gets hot in here, real hot, like, new orleans hot. accordingly, we have a great reverence for the contributions of the crescent city to cocktail culture. this bracing 1938 nod to the french quarter combines rye, cognac, benedictine, punt e mes, angostura and peychaud's bitters, served up and ice cold. just be careful when leaving the bar as the fog has a way of reminding you where you really are, which may not be such a bad thing after all
Crisp, Bright & Hops
Pretty Things xale, english mild ale
November 22nd, 1838
February 22nd, 1945
Malt, Toast & Roast
Sierra Nevada porter
Mikkeller black hole, barrel-aged imperial stout
White Wine Barrel
Red Wine Barrel
Heretic shallow grave, porter
Nectar Ales black xantus, imperial stout
Allagash odyssey, barrel-aged strong ale 2009
Fruit And Spice
Dogfish Head sah-tea
Jolly Pumpkin la parcela, no. 1 pumpkin ale
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Le Petit Prince farmhouse table beer
Noble King organic hoppy farmhouse ale
Ru-55 sour red
Mad Meg farmhouse provision ale
Black Metal farmhouse imperal stout
Varichon & Clerc france
2011 Quinta Nova "Pomares," douro
MV Sousa Lopes "Unfiltered," vinho verde
2010 Quinta Da Rosa "Dourosa," douro
2010 Quinta De Arcosso "Padrão Dos Povos," tras-os-montes