Laphroaig-groni

It’s Negroni week 2019 in San Francisco! A veritable Christmas for lovers of the best cocktail out there in which each bar features its own special variant (or multiple variants) of the cocktail. The problem is figuring out where to …

Blood & More Blood

One of the most famous scotch cocktails is the Blood and Sand. But to be quite honest, I’ve always found it saccharine and gross: orange juice and herring cherry liqueur are not my favorite ingredients. I’ve tried making boozy versions …

Cognac French 75

This weekend we went to Boulibar, a new-ish restaurant in San Francisco’s Ferry Building. On the whole it was expensive and nothing special, but I enjoyed their take on a French 75, which substitutes Cognac for Gin and with the …

The Cognac Cocktail

Early cocktails in the 1800s were mostly based on a simple formula: a base spirit, a sweetener, a sour and bitters. The old fashioned (simply just an “old fashioned whiskey cocktail”) and its many cousins are riffs on this simple …