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How to Drink Gin in the Winter: 4 Perfect Cocktail Recipes

Don't put away your Dutch courage as San Francisco summer draws to a close! Since gin is traditionally enjoyed year-round, we asked local experts from around the Bay Area their favorite ways to enjoy the tasty juniper-based spirit in the winter. Their recipes did not disappoint.

Photos: SFLINKS@SFJAZZ: The Keys to Wellness Benefit Concert

The San Francisco Chapter of the Links—one of the city's oldest and pre-eminient organizations with over six decades of service to the community—held a wonderful benefit concert at the luminous SFJAZZ Center, where the artistry of jazz blended with healing rhythms to create an intergenerational experience that touched the heart, soul, and spirit.

Bloomingdale's Colors of Pride Celebration 2013

7x7 proudly partnered with Bloomingdale's for their annual pre-Pride celebration—a vibrant shopping event where 10% of sales benefited the iconic San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, who delivered a surprise, showstopping performance in the middle of the Mens Floor on 4.

Anchor's New Hophead Vodka Takes Its Cues from Beer

Hophead Vodka

SF's own Anchor Brewing Company has a worldwide reputation as the locus of the current craft beer movement, but many fans of Anchor's brews may not know that founder Fritz Maytag was also a trendsetter in craft distilling. Since 1993, a micro-distillery located on the Mariposa Street brewery's ground floor has put out a small, well-curated selection of handmade hooch.

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