Nuestra Paloma – tequila, elderflower, cointreau, grapefruit, bitters. $10
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010
Dolores Park Swizzle – rhum, lime, maraschino, absinthe, bitters, garnished with mint. $9
Airmail – rum, honey, lime, prosecco. $9
Beretta, San Francisco
If I had to rank these 3 cocktails from best to OK, I would say Nuestra Paloma, Airmail, then Dolores Park Swizzle. The Nuestra Paloma had a great, distinct flavor combination. I personally love tequila, and the addition of the other ingredients made for a wonderfully bright (and strong) drink. The Airmail was good and very drinkable. It didn’t taste particularly special though. I didn’t enjoy the flavors int he Dolores Park Swizzle. The cocktail was beautiful, but there was something in it that turned me off. Perhpas it was the addition of absinthe. I must say that I’m always impressed by the bartenders at Beretta for their cocktail making abilities, and almost all of their speciality cocktails are DELICIOUS! During my last visit, though, our first drinks didn’t arrive at our table until our second dish was out. Now that’s kind of inexcusable – sorry!