My annual list of most all of the cocktails and spirits books that have been released. This year we see tons of whiskey books again, and a whole segment of bar-specific cocktail books and a new category of narrative cocktail history.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
This gin palace, opening soon, offers 115 cocktails, 6 gin flights, and a ton of personality. I tried 17 of the drinks.
I went to the new Bon Marche and drank all the dranks.
In which I have selected 50 iconic cocktails in San Francisco. Clear your calendar.
For this project they've brought on Nicolas Torres, who is also in charge of the cocktail program at Lazy Bear (read about the drinks here) and also pulls shifts at The Hideout at Dalva. Torres invited me in to try the drinks, so I said yes.
For Departures.com I wrote up a piece about older bars still doing it right (NOPA, Agricole, Comstock, Trick Dog, Smuggler's) and some new ones worth checking out (Dirty Water, Dirty Habit, Pabu, Du Nord, ABV).
Announced today, these San Francisco bars were voted by over 400 industry professionals as among the 50 best in the world: Smuggler's Cove Trick Dog Tommy's Mexican Restaurant All three bars have previously made the list. The actual placement on the list (the number at which they came in) will be announced at the ceremony in London on October 8. Your host here at Alcademics, Camper English, is the North American regional voting coordinator for the World's 50 Best Bars list from Drinks International magazine.
Dalva in San Francisco has launched a short new drink menu with origami instructions as an activity to do while you wait for your Tinder date to show up.