Can one person drink at every bar in San Francisco?

The Bering Land Bridge


I had been posting my original cocktails and more detailed descriptions of the creations of other bartenders on a separate blog, but it occurs to me that the content of both are similar enough that it makes sense to combine the two. I hope my cocktail geekery will be a welcome addition to the San Francisco Bar Experiment. Here is my most recent drink, which I will be debuting at a ladies cocktail group later this month:

The Bering Land Bridge

1 ounce potato vodka, infused with vanilla beans, honey and lemon and orange rind for several days.

1/2 ounce Kentucky bourbon, (I used Ancient Age.)

1/4 ounce Liqueur d’Orange

two dashes of Peychaud’s Cocktail Bitters

Add all ingredients to ice in a cocktail shaker or pint glass. Stir thoroughly with a bar spoon until chilled. Strain into an old fashioned champagne glass. Garnish with an orange twist and enjoy.

I’m honestly not the biggest fan of vodka, and one rarely sees it combined with whiskey, but I was challenged to make an original cocktail with it as the main ingredient. Infusing the vodka with vanilla and honey helps the flavors meld better with the whiskey, and the citrus notes obviously go well with the Liqueur d’Orange.

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6 responses

  1. Well done! Can’t wait to sample it at LARC. I’m bringing the limoncello I made.

    August 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    • Yes, I hope we can figure out transportation! Otherwise I may have to offer you a private tasting.

      August 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

  2. I didn’t know about your other blog so this is totally a welcome addition here! Looking forward to seeing more of your cocktail recipes.

    August 3, 2010 at 9:02 am

  3. swoosh2007

    I agree. Totally welcome addition. I just moved to SF and I love this blog!

    August 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

  4. Sean C.

    Agree with Christina. Keep the recipes coming!

    August 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm

  5. Rob T

    Speaking of beverages, this Groupon clone for liquor looks lush, er, luscious…

    http://liquor.com/editorsdeal-sf-wish1/

    The Tres Agaves tasting on Sat for $50, (half price), looks downright dangerous.

    Half price my booze? Oh, OK.

    Keep cocktailing.

    August 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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