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A Look at The Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco

The Ice Cream Bar opens Saturday, January 21 in San Francisco. I popped in last night for a preview. A bunch of jerks! (Soda jerks, that is.) The beverage program is run by Russell Davis, formerly of Bourbon & Branch, and the program is based around Fix the Pumps , the recent book on soda fountains by Darcy O'Neil. The menu is split into Frappes & Floats, Crushes, Malts & Milkshakes, Phosphates, Panacea (a tonic), Lactarts, and Classics. There is also a list of fountain syrups and house-made extracts to flavor sodas. The physical soda fountain is from the 1930s... Read more →

The Non-Alcoholic Campari & Soda

I may still be figuring out the best techniques to use to dehydrate Campari and other liqueurs, but I have enough successful powder around now to start using. My first drink was the Campari & Soda, using dehydrated Campari powder. It should be essentially non-alcoholic as the alcohol burns off long before the water before it becomes solid. After a few tries to get the ratios right, here's what works.: Take a 3-4 ounce glass of soda water, add a tablespoonfull of dehydrated Campari powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of 2:1 simple syrup. I found that 1:1 added the sweetness necesary... Read more →