Cocktails – AQ Restaurant

Bison Rose cocktail - AQ Restaurant

Bison Rose: Zubrowka bison grass vodka, cocchi americano, meyer lemon rosemary shrub. $13
AQ Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Ugh! We were SO excited to go to this restaurant and it was a major FAIL! The service was cold and robotic. The only person who asked us about our dinner was the busser when he cleared our entree plates. There was absolutely no joy in this restaurant. These cocktail were ok, but each a little off. I enjoyed the glassware and the stirrer/straw for the bison rose cocktail , but the flavor tasted somehow dull despite the promising ingredients. The old fashioned was the complete opposite where they probably swabbed the entire glass with citrus and pummeled the lemon twist against the sides to produced the overpowering citrus odor emanating from the this cocktail. It made me nauseous. That’s the first time I’ve ever reacted like that to an old fashioned – gross!

Old Fashioned cocktail - AQ Restaurant
Old Fashioned: Eagle rare bourbon, winter bitter, sugar, twist of lemon. $12

Cocchi Cup cocktail – Starbelly

Cocchi Cup cocktail - Starbelly

Cocchi Americano, blackberries, soda, lime garnish. $8
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

This was ok, but the soda was flat! It took forever to make it to our table too. I swear this place must have gotten new management because the service and food has gone to sh!t.

Do not sit on steps

“Do not sit on steps” residential signage, Noe Valley. San Franciscans hate it when you sit on their stoop.

Starbelly 75 cocktail – Starbelly

Starbelly 75 cocktail - Starbelly

Cocchi Americano apertivo, ginger, fresh lemon juice, prosecco. $8
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

I loved the beautiful pale pink/peach color of this cocktail. The ginger flavor was subtle, but a great addition to this lovely brunch drink.

Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands. We are kinda spoiled with breathtaking views here in the Bay Area! 🙂