New Cocktail – “Flu Shot”
Since I am terrified of needles, I have come up with my own concoction to keep me well. Obviously I am making no medical/health claims, but I did use 1/2 oz of Sambucus (Black Elderberry Syrup) by Nature’s Way in this drink.
1 oz Hendricks gin
1/2 oz Sambucus syrup
2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Juice of 1/2 lime
Cold soda water
Shake all ingredients except soda with ice until chilled. Pour into glass and top off with soda water.
This drink definitely beats a shot in the arm.
On another note, regular readers may wonder where I have been over the last year. After being crushed by a Muni bus door a little over a year ago, I was unable to walk for over a month. That coupled with my annual bout of SAD and an extremely physically demanding job sapped me of my will to live, or at least any creative energy I had. The job is still taking up most of my time and energy, but I am determined to make the most of the days getting longer and the fresh start of a new year.
I don’t always have the time or energy to leave my neighborhood, so I have not been exploring new bars very often. That said, I don’t consider The San Francisco Bar Experiment failed or over. I am recommitting myself to documenting new bars, along with anything else alcohol related in my life. Writing strictly about going to every bar feels too restrictive these days, so I plan on blogging about cocktail geekery and whatever else seems interesting at the time. I hope some of you decide to read along during this next chapter in my life.