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50 Drinks in SF to Try Before you Die: 2014 Edition

In the new July/August issue of 7x7 Magazine, I have list called The Big Drink: 50 Cocktails to Try Before You Die.

Big Drink 7x7

You may remember that I created this list for the same magazine two years ago. When I went to update it, I kept just 9 cocktails from the previous list, though I did repeat many of the same cocktail bars. 

But palates change over time, and I chose many new cocktails at old spots reflecting newly-popular spirits like mezcal, and added a few more fun drinks like the Latch-Key Tea at Butter and a Gin and Tonic at Empress of China, which is more about the view than the drink itself.

Photo (1)I also looked further afield and included more outer-neighborhood bars like Holy Water in Bernal, the Outerlands in the Sunset, and the Third Rail in Dogpatch, reflecting the demographic changes of the city.

 The list online is in slideshow format, which is a bit annoying to click 50 times. But you can find it in the print magazine and they have created a special app that's far easier to read - it has both list and map formats. (Search the iTunes store for "The Big Drink".)

I hope y'all enjoy it, and have a good time exploring the list. It was a lot of thirsty work on my end. 



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