Earth Day falls on a Friday this year, which means we'll be combining our love for our beautiful planet with our love of refreshing cocktails.
"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." —Tommy Cooper
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication. ~Lord Byron
Whether you're eating your heart out, sipping fine liquor, or dancing to the beat of your own drum, this weekend is a sure fire way to get your blood pumping. Don't wait, go and get'em tiger!
What happens when you combine soul-balancing elixirs with vodka? Enter chakra cocktails. Happy hour just got a little more meaningful.
Few spirits are as divisive as absinthe—the infamous green fairy conjures both sneers from skeptics and delight from devotees. The aromatic, herb-based elixir, which dates back to 18th century Europe, has made a resurgence in the Bay Area in recent years. But, many folks are still too nervous to try the somewhat esoteric drink. Fear not. Here are six local spots that will walk you through it.
With the Super Bowl, Lunar New Year, and Valentine's Day filling our brains and schedules, Mardi Gras (February 9) almost slipped by without us even noticing. There may not be time to stuff yourself with beignets, booze, and beads on a work night, but you can still celebrate Fat Tuesday with a classic NOLA cocktail.
Astute barflies have likely noticed that mezcal has been gaining prominence in Bay Area cocktail spots—the smoky agave drink is often served in the kind of bold concoctions that would put hair on your chest. But lately, we stateside connosseurs have started getting our paws on the good stuff—the small-batch mezcals once kept by family distillers for their personal consumption. Now, we're beginning to appreciate mezcal on its own— unaged, unchilled, and without adornment of salt or lime—just how your abuelo would have wanted it.