As bartenders play with drink formats and serving vessels, and as meat juice becomes an increasingly acceptable thing to put into cocktails, a few drinks are starting to resemble soup around San Francisco.
In the digital magazine version of the new Drinks International, you can find my stories on trends in bars/cocktails in New York and San Francisco, including things like catering to Instagram, slushie-formatting everything, bars-within-bars, and absentee bartenders.
A dozen new drinky reads for fall including books on the Bay Area, New York cocktails, 3-ingredient drinks, cocktails on the road, Canadian whisky, Champagne, and drinks of movie spies.
Y'all are going to feel super duper sorry for me, but I had to go to a nine-cocktail lunch at Mourad, the very fancy Downtown SF Moroccan restaurant last week.
A look at the new Cold Drinks bar inside China Live in San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the cocktail program is all about scotch whisky. Have a look.