Can one person drink at every bar in San Francisco?

Bay Summer Cocktail No. 1

Bay Summer No. 1

This year’s unusually sunny and warm weather in San Francisco is making me crave tropical cocktails. Since Smuggler’s Cove isn’t open for breakfast, (I’m a big fan of eye-opener cocktails on the weekends,) I came up with a tiki cocktail of my own that is easy to make and refreshing on hot days.

Bay Summer Cocktail No. 1

1 oz Don Q silver rum

1/2 oz Kraken dark rum

1/2 oz Chartreuse

2 oz Pineapple juice

1/2 oz Lime juice

1 tsp Homemade aprium preserves (The apriums I used have a strong jasmine note when cooked into preserves, but you could substitute high quality apricot jam.)

1 Small apricot, chopped

Dash of aromatic bitters

Muddle the preserves and apricot in a cocktail shaker. Add all other ingredients plus ice and shake until frothy and chilled. Serve with an apricot slice garnish.

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3 responses

  1. SeanC

    By default, I’m not the biggest rum fan. But this sounds like a lovely wake-up indeed. And actually, now that I think of it, every cocktail I’ve ever had at Smuggler’s Cove has been pretty taste. So perhaps I should give (quality) rum a chance. I think I’m just forever scarred from the Bacardi High School Years.

    June 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

  2. Kristen

    I always love Smuggler’s Cove a far cry from the old bar Jade.
    I was wondering with all the Bars you have gone to so far has there been a favorite? Maybe a favorite Area? It always interesting how varied people favorite bars are…

    July 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

    • Oh man, I don’t think there is any way I could pick a favorite. I have a few friends that work at different bars, so it would be unfair to choose. :) I do love old man bars a lot, which makes the Tenderloin one of my favorite places to drink.

      July 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm

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