Math, Mixology, and Marketing: Behind the Scenes at Bacardi Global Legacy
Snap Shot: 80s Sunset

50 Brandy Cocktails on the Menu in the Cognac Room at Gaspar in San Francisco

Johnny Codd, formerly of Wo Hing and The Coachman, has taken over the cocktail program at Gaspar Brasserie in San Francisco. Downstairs is just a small service bar in the restaurant but the upstairs Cognac Room has a larger bar where they serve oysters and other snacks on the menu.


Codd's new cocktail list consists of 50 brandy cocktails, all of them classics and slight variations, from books like The Savoy Cocktail Book and Charles H. Baker's The Gentleman's Companion. The menu is broken down into sections for cocktails made with cognac (8), armagnac (6), calvados (6), American brandy (8), pisco (6), and eau de vie and grappa (6). 


There are familiar classics like the Pink Squirrel, French 75, Pimm's Cup No. 3, and Jack Rose, and others I've never tried like the Depth Bomb, Sahara Glowing Heart, and El Morocco. 


The new menu launches on June 1 and also includes unique tasting flights in categories like unaged brandies from around the world, decades of armagnac, and cognac terroir. 


And speaking of terroir, that's how the spirits list is arranged - armagnac separated into producers from Bas Armagnac and Tenareze, and calvados divided into Pays D'Auge and Domfrontais. 


A few pages of the menu are below. (The menu might change slightly before opening.)


  • IMG
  • IMG_0001
  • IMG_0002




Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)