Gitane restaurant has a lovely bar with a sherry-centric cocktail program. It was originally designed by Dominic Venegas and later handled by Alex Smith, who recently left to open Honor Bar in Emeryville.
The new and slightly simplified menu is the work of lead barman Ramon Garcia, with some aid from Neyah White (formerly of NOPA).
Vinegar lovers should be thrilled to see the Sherry Shrub back on a menu.
barbadillo manzanilla sherry,seasonal house shrub, lemon peel
cava, bourbon, sweet vermouth,angostura bitters
reposado tequila, manzanilla sherry,pear liqueur
crema de mezcal,amontillado sherry, grapefruit & lime, soda water
yamazaki 12 yr, fino sherry, fresh lemon,honey syrup
dry sack sherry, canton liqueur,lemon juice, mint
MARTINEZ gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters
CAIPIRINHA CON MORAS
cachaca, dash px sherry, berries, fresh lime, sugar, nutmeg
amontilladio sherry, dry vermouth, angostura bitters
red wine, assorted fruits,orange liqueur, apple juice, cinnamon
gin, saffron, honey syrup, lemon, thyme,orange blossom water
vodka, elderflower & pear liqueur,maraschino, lemon, peychauds bitters