Lite bites box – Alaska Airlines

Lite bites box - Alaska Airlines
Roasted almonds, gummi bears, fig bar with La Marca prosecco. Complimentary
San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX), Alaska Airlines

This was a cool little snack box from Alaska Airlines. I could have done without gummy bears, but oh well. More prosecco, please! Hehe!


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! 🙂

Grapefruit Splash cocktail – Starbelly

Grapefruit Splash cocktail - Starbelly

Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, fresh grapefruit juice, prosecco. $9
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

There’s nothing better than a well-made breakfast cocktail! This had great flavor and was bright and sparkly to ease you into the morning.

Tree shadows on orange wall, Edison Elementary School
Tree shadows on orange wall, Edison Elementary School. I was walking to the gym one morning and was struck by the beautiful colors!

Ka lai cocktail – Basil Thai Restaurant

Ka lai cocktail - Basil Thai Restaurant

Svedka citron vodka, chambord, strawberry puree, prosecco. $9
Basil Thai Restaurant, Charleston SC

Ugh, this cocktail was way too sour. I thought the chambord and strawberry puree would mellow it out a little, but that wasn’t the case. I like the idea of the cocktail, but I don’t think it was executed properly. It looked beautiful though!

Cannon, Fort Moultrie
Cannon, Fort Moultrie. I really enjoyed walking the grounds of Fort Moultrie and seeing the large, heavy cannons and learning how the fort has been used through history.

Cocktails – RN74

It was our first time here at RN74, and it’s super cute! I loved the old school train station board that lists the wine prices every hour or so. The service was great, but we were seating in a tight row of 2-tops so Silverfox got a little annoyed and claustrophobic. We tried a few of their cocktails and they were pretty good!
RN74, San Francisco

Pimm's 74 cocktail RN74

Pimm’s 74 – housemade Pimms, campari, ginger beer, prosecco. $10
This came in a huge wine glass and it was fun and fruity tasting!

Manhattan cocktail RN74

Manhattan with Maker’s Mark bourbon, vermouth. $10
Pretty tasty.

Frisco Fizz cocktail RN74

Frisco Fizz – rum, port, lemon, egg white, seltzer. $10
This was very interesting. It tasted dark, rich, and slightly sweet.

Cocktails – Beretta

Nuestra Paloma Beretta

Nuestra Paloma – tequila, elderflower, cointreau, grapefruit, bitters. $10

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Dolores Park Swizzle Beretta

Dolores Park Swizzle – rhum, lime, maraschino, absinthe, bitters, garnished with mint. $9

Airmail Beretta

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!