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New Fall Cocktail Menus at Clock Bar and Bourbon & Branch and Rickhouse and Presidio Social Club

So many new drinks, so little time:  Clock Bar,  Bourbon & Branch, Rickhouse, and Presidio Social Club launched new cocktails for fall in the past week. All have a ton of good-looking drinks.

Clock Bar

General Manager Phillip Barcio sent me some highlights:

"We are proud to be using some amazing local urban honey from Liz Murray of Sweet Thieves, from her hive on the roof of her house in Haight Ashbury. Drinkwell made a delicious lacto-fermented apple soda for us this season. It's in our Autumn Fizz. We have a cherry reduction and fresh pears from Frog Hollow Farm, heirloom tomato salt from Eatwell Farm, and Tommy came up with a killer home-made pumpkin spice syrup for "The Smashing Pumpkin.""   

SEASONAL COCKTAILS

NUTS & SPICE SEASON / SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

AUTUMN FIZZ............................................................... 12
yellow chartreuse, apple soda, egg white, leopold’s apple liqueur, fresh orange juice, cherry bitters served tall with brandied cherries

BUBBLY THYME........................................................... 12
junipero gin, benedictine, fresh lemon, maraschino liqueur, champagne grapes, fresh thyme served up with lemon twist

FLIP TO NUTS.............................................................. 12
bols genever, pecan infused whiskey, orgeat, coriander syrup, st. elizabeth allspice dram, whole egg served tall

GILLIGAN’S WISH ......................................................... 12
gosling’s 151• rum, gosling’s black seal rum, fresh ginger, cane syrup, fresh lemon served up with candied ginger

THE SMASHING PUMPKIN........................................... 13
hennessey vs, house-made pumpkin spice syrup
served hot

JOLLY DASH DASH DASH ........................................... 13
bookers bourbon, plymouth sloe gin, fresh lime, nonino ue grappa, cherry reduction served up with brandied cherries

SMOKEY CLINCH MOUNTAIN...................................... 13
high west bourye, qi black tea liqueur, house-made cinnamon syrup, maraschino liqueur served neat

ALL OUR SWEETEST HOURS ...................................... 14
macallan cask strength scotch, michter’s rye, haight ashbury urban honey, fresh lemon, gran classico bitters, fresh pear served on the rocks

WHEN THE LEAVES FALL ............................................ 12
montecristo spiced rum, fresh orange juice, house-made maple/walnut syrup, egg white served up with orange twist

BEET GINGERATION.................................................... 13

bols genever, canton ginger liqueur, house-made tomato/beet/brown sugar reduction, fresh grapefruit, fresh ginger, heirloom tomato salt served up with lemon twist

Bourbon & Branch

First, some employment news. Congratulations on the new gigs, everyone.

"After almost 3 years of service as the General Manager of Bourbon and Branch, we are pleased to announce that Joel Baker will be moving onwards to take his place as the Beverage Director for our parent company FutureBars.

With that being said, Joel will be leaving Bourbon and Branch in the capable and trustworthy hands of Ian Scalzo and Jayson Wilde as the respective General Manager and Bar Manger. "

Fall Menu

"William Won't Tell" by Jayson Wilde
Black Maple Hill, Smoked Apple Calvados Liqueur, Carpano, Benedictine

"The Golden State" by Darren Crawford
Sazerac Rye, Germain-Robin Craft Method Brandy, Pear Shrub, Lemon Juice, Egg White

"Cloak and Dagger" by Ryan Hazen
Bushmills Black Bush, Dolin Blanc, Maple Liqueur, Cinnamon Pear Gomme, Old Fashioned Bitters

"Plum Line" by Tony Devencenzi
Plum and Tarragon Infused Gin, Benedictine, Honey Syrup, Lemon Juice, Old Fashioned Bitters, Soda Water

"Lolita" by Ian Scalzo
La Gitana, Lemon Juice, Bartlett Pear and Mission Fig Syrup, Peychauds, Egg White

Rickhouse

BRAZILLIANAIRE #2 11
Cachaca, Sloe Gin, R&W Apricot, Lime
Juice, Grenadine, Simple, Sparkling Wine
Much like bossa nova, the Brazillianaire is a modern interpretation of a classic. The cachaca plays the underlying rhythm while the flavors of apricot and sloe gin complete the ensemble. (Trevor Easter)

BONITA APPLEBUM 9
White Rum, Cognac, Yellow Chartreuse,
Lime Juice, Apple Butter, Simple, Cinnamon
A cocktail with curves; the luscious apple butter supports the spice top notes while the rich cognac and sweet cane round out the bottom. (Jessica Tanaka)

SUNSET SWIZZLE 9
Beefeater Summer Gin, St. Germaine,
Lime Juice, Pineapple Gum, Aperol
A tip of the hat to a time in drinking history rarely referenced by today’s enthusiast, lest they be thrown to the wolves. It’s a sunny, summer day in the city and come sunrise we’ll we working but come sunset, we’ll be drinking. (Joe Alessandroni)

SMOKIN’ SWIZZLE 12
Old Tom Gin, Bonal Quinquina, Orange
Juice, Lemon Juice, Islay Scotch
While cool and refreshing like a swim at the beach, it’s sweet and smoky, like a kiss from Grandma.
(The Late Owen Westman)

THE REAL THING 9
Amaro Nonino, Averna, Lemon Juice, Maple
Syrup, Simple, Egg White, Mole Bitters
Nestled cozily between bitter and sweet, you’ll find the Real Thing, a tipple worth a second sip.
(John Ottman)

FLORADORA 9
Gin, Lime Juice, Raspberry Syrup,
Ginger Ale
Perfect summer simplicity, ironically undressed. The Floradora is every bit as seductive as it sounds. Sit back and savor the beautifully blended results.

WESTERN EDITION 9
El Tesoro Tequila, Campari, Dolin Blanc
Vermouth, Lime Juice, Pinch Salt
A cocktail Clint Eastwood would be proud of: the tequila is soft-spoken and laconic like the Man with No Name while the Campari packs a punch like a slug from “Dirty” Harry Callahan’s .44 Magnum.
(Trevor Easter)

TROPIC THUNDER 9
Pisco, Lime, Crème of Coconut, Ginger,
Angostura Bitters
As the cool weather begins to set in, daydreams of warm, sunny beaches fill our minds. This libation brings you one step closer to that reality. (Dan Stahl)


Presidio Social Club

Sazerac - Pikesville Rye, Peychaud's Bitters, Sugar (1840)

Martinez - Ransom Old Tom Gin, Carpano Antica, Maraschino (1884)

Pisco Punch - Pisco, Lemon, Lime, Pineapple, Gum Syrup & Bitters (1890)

Dry Martini - 2 Parts Gin, 1 Dry Vermouth & Orange Bitters (1910)

1916 Aviation - Gin, Lemon, Maraschino & Crème de Violette 

Southside A Gin and Mint Delight (1920's)

12 Mile Limit El Dorado Rum, Rye, Cognac, Lemon & Grenadine (1920)

Last Word Gin, Lime, Chartreuse & Maraschino (1921)

Boulevardier Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Gran Classico (1927)
 
1930 Aviation Gin, Lemon, & Maraschino
 
Corpse Reviver #2 Gin, Lemon, Cocchi Americano, Triple Sec (1930)

Thistle 
Laphroaig 10yr Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters (1930)

Hemingway Daiquiri 
El Dorado Rum, Lime, Grapefruit, Sugar (1930)

Hoop-La 
Lemon, Brandy, Triple Sec, & Lillet (1930)

Brunelle 
Absinthe, Lemon Juice, Sugar (1930)

Preakness 
Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Splash Benedictine (1939)

Moscow Mule 
First Popular Vodka Drink - Vodka, Lime, & Ginger Beer (1946)

100 Reasons Rye
 - Manhattan Variation with Triple Sec (2008)

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

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