Julia Millay Walsh | November 18, 2011 1:30 pmIf the season's to-do lists are expanding at rapid speed, take a break from your cooking and shopping and pop into one of San Francisco's artisanal cocktail bars for a nutmeg-dusted drink that will put you in the holiday spirit. Here are a few places around town that you can find one of these deliciously uplifting confections. Why not make it a cocktail crawl?Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 6, 2011 12:15 pmWhile I admittedly lined up a few times for bubbly at the Domaine Chandon table at Rue magazine's recent anniversary party at H.D. Buttercup, my favorite cocktail offered at the fashion-forward fête was served by these dashing bartenders: "the Hemingway," which is made with Batiste Rhum Agricole, imported by local, San-Quentin-based St. Barts Spirit Company. Like another of favorite of mine, the Potrero Buck, lime juice, simple syrup, and another juice (in this case, grapefruit instead of apple) are some of its main ingredients, so it is notably sweet.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | September 19, 2011 11:51 amThe fifth annual SF Cocktail Week is finally here! From special events and seminars to dinner parties and afterparties, there are more cocktail celebrations in store for us this week than we can handle! Several events have already sold out, but here are our top picks of the rest:
Shaker & Flask — Tuesday, Sept.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | September 13, 2011 5:15 pmA born-again gin enthusiast with a well-equipped bar, I've recently taken a liking to mixology. The best way to entertain my new hobby, I've discovered, is to buy and try; if I fancy a cocktail I've tasted at an event or one of San Francisco's best cocktail bars, I try my hand and shaker at it in the comfort of my kitchen and see how I stack up. From here on out, you'll be schooled in the mixing of delectable drinks with recipes from some of San Francisco's best bartenders!Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | September 7, 2011 9:30 amSan Francisco Cocktail Week (Sept. 19-25), a weeklong celebration around the Bay of all things cocktailian, is just around the corner! Before we hit the parties, join the neighborhood cocktail crawls, study up at mixology classes, settle down for culinary events, and dress up for festive galas, let's get our buzz going with the official cocktail of SF Cocktail Week 2011!Read More
Nancy Einhart | July 7, 2011 1:25 pmI went to Bar Agricole in search of a perfect old fashioned, and I also discovered a hidden al fresco drinking gem. Surprising, given its industrial SOMA surroundings, but nothing about this Italian-inspired, cocktail-shaking, eco-focused, gallery-like space is expected.
Bar Agricole takes reservations for dinner (highly recommended), but for now, the chic concrete tables in its courtyard are first-come, first-served and for drinking only; order at the bar and linger as long as you'd like.Read More