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The Big Drink 2014: 50 Cocktails to Try Before You Die

Cocktail hour is a BFD—and in a town that has loved its liquor since time began, it can offer an insightful snapshot of the city’s spirit if done just right. We’ve distilled the essence of San Francisco down to 50 drinks to try before you die—the 2014 edition. In the past year, we’ve witnessed the proliferation of the craft cocktail, the rebirth of the hotel bar, and the reimagining of favorite watering holes. Like chefs, our bartenders are mixing up seasonal concoctions, so be sure to call ahead to confirm that the tipples in question are on the menu. Remember, pacing is a virtue.

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The * means the drink is on the list for the first time this year—there are 41 of these newcomers. 

This article was published in 7x7's July/August 2014 issue. Click here to subscribe.