Spa collins: gin, basil, mint, cucumber, orange, citrus, ginger beer. $11 Chambers Eat and Drink, San Francisco CA
I loved brunch cocktails, especially when they’re expertly made. These cocktails were ok. The Spa Collins was on the tart side and the Bloody Mary was on the bland side. I did really enjoy the Lucky Lemonade though!
Lucky lemonade: bourbon and house made lemonade. $8
Bloody mary: the traditional favorite made with house sambal and vodka. $9
Templeton rye whiskey, antica formula, morello cherry juice. $10 Region, San Francisco CA
Boy, do they like to keep this place dark! I guess it’s to create a cool, hip atmosphere but it seems too much when it’s early on and SO bright and sunny outside. This cocktail was OK, but perhaps with too much cherry juice.
Lone Wolf – bourbon, lemon, averna, gomme, cardamom. $10 Beretta, San Francisco CA
Mmm, the cocktails at Beretta are usually very tasty. BUT our first cocktail, however, took forever to come out. I don’t know if the waitress forgot to ring it up or they lost the ticket, but she eventually came over to apologize for the long delay. Not a good way to start a meal. I hate poor timing!
Came here for a Patricia Barber performance and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Although this intermission drink was a ‘lil expensive for the super small size, you can’t really complain too much while supporting the arts. $11 SF Jazz Center, San Francisco CA
Yellow yarrow (Achillea millefolium, Asteraceae), West Field Road.
“Where it all began – the heart of the exotic cocktail as enjoyed for centuries in Jamaica. This follows the traditional Caribbean formula: 1 of sour (lime) 2 of sweet (sugar) 3 or strong (dark Jamaican rum), and 4 of weak (ice), with allspice liqueur and Angostura bitters for spice.” $12 Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco CA
Just in time for Friday happy hour, lol! I love most of the drinks at Smuggler’s Cove, but this didn’t do it for me. I think the allspice liqueur was a bit too much.
“Mere mortal bartenders quake in fear at the sight of eleven carefully measured ingredients, but not our intrepid crew. Such is the nature of a great exotic cocktail like this masterpiece from the world famous Tiki-Ti in Los Angeles. Four juices, four rums, and a sea of spices make this ‘Superb in Taste Sensation’.” $14 Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco CA
This is definitely a silent killer! It tastes SO delicious and fruity that you forget that it’s also packed with a ton of alcohol. One of these definitely gets you going so be careful, you don’t wanna barf in their indoor water feature. Lol!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011
Coastal strawberry plants (Fagaria chiloensis, Asteraceae), Point Lobos Avenue.
1800 Reposado tequila, orange liqueur, sweet and sour, fresh lime juice and a float of Grand Marnier. Grande $14 El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana, Palm Springs CA
I really don’t mind paying $14 for a large margarita, but I hate it when a server tries to up-sell you and purposefully keeps you in the dark regarding the price of the larger item. I think it’s tacky and irresponsible. The drink always tastes worse when this happens anyway. Boo!