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Winter Drinks at Blackbird

BrandmarkBlackbird is the little bar that could. Located near Church and Market Streets at the edge of the Castro district in San Francisco, the bar has a mixed straight and gay clientele. Though most gay bars have cocktail lists, they're pretty much all written by the distributors in the formula of flavored vodka + citrus modifier + filler. But Blackbird has made an effort to embrace better cocktails from opening day when they could probably make a larger profit selling flavored Cosmos and Mojitos.  Beyond that they took everyone by surprise when they became the first bar in the city to serve barrel-aged cocktails.

Anyway, they've just launched their new winter menu.

 

THE DICKENS  8
Svedka Vodka, Cranberry Ginger Puree,  Lemon Juice , and Honey with an Orange Twist-- served tall over ice --

BLACKBIRD COBBLER  8
Graham's 10yr. Tawny Port,  Frangelico, Orange Juice and Apple Butter finished with Orange Zest--served over crushed ice--

RUSTY ROB  8
Famous Grouse Scotch, Drambuie, Lillet, Peychauds & Angostura Bitters with a Lemon Twist--served up--

EFFLORESCE  8
Agustino's Cabernet, Verichon & Clerc Blanc de Blanc, St. Germain and Orange Blossom Water with a Lemon Twist--served in a wine glass--

THE BITTER END  8
Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice,  Lemon Juice,  Maple Syrup, Swizzle Bitters, and Egg White Garnished with a Mint Leaf--served in a coupe--

NORTHERN STAR  9
Bols Genever Gin, , Krogstad Aquavit, Apricot Liqueur, Lemon Juice, and Honey Garnished with Star Anise--served neat--

LA FLAMA BLANCA  9
Del MaGuey Vida Mezcal, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Cinnamon Syrup and Boston Chamomile Bittahs Topped with Fresh Ground Nutmeg--served in a coupe--

LEATHER BOUND BOOK  10
Johnny Drum Over Proof Bourbon, Cardamaro, Absinthe Rinse, Cinnamon Syrup and Snake Oil Tobacco Bitters, Finished with an Orange Twist--served neat--

BRANDY ALEXANDER  8
Vecchia Romagna Brandy, Dark Creme de Cacao, Cream, Fee Brothers Chocolate and Mint Bitters--served in a coupe--

BARREL AGED
Aged for 4 weeks in Rye Barrels

CORTEZ THE KILLER  10
Luna Azul Tequila, Bonal Gentaine Quina, and Creme de Cacao--served up--

BONNIE & CLYDE  11
High West Silver Whiskey, Dolin Blanc, Organic Chamomile Liqueur, and Baked Apple Bitters--served up--

HOT TODDY  8
HOUSE INFUSED VODKAS  7
CHIPOTLE BLOODY MARY  8

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

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