Bars specializing in only one kind of spirit have recently been sprouting up around the country. Liquor.com rounded up the best specialty joints in the nation, and our very own Nihon Whisky Lounge on Folsom Street made the list. If you're a fan of Scotch, the bar offers more than 200 single malts from Scotland, plus blends and whiskies from around the planet, all available by either the taste, glass or bottle.
Apple flavored drinks sometimes have a bad rep, what with all the sour apple schnapps and girly Appletinis out there. Luckily, Liquor.com has the remedy for this just as autumn arrives and apples of all kinds hit the market. Check out these apple cocktail recipes to experience this fruit to the fullest!
Tomorrow marks the start of San Francisco Cocktail Week, a week-long celebration of all things cocktail (including SF's stellar roster of bartenders). In honor of the week, Liquor.com has rounded up signature drink recipes from some of the city's best, including Duggan McDonnell (Cantina), H. Joseph Ehrmann (Elixir) and Jeff Hollinger & Jonny Raglin (Comstock Saloon).
Attention all tennis fans: if you didn't know, the Honey Deuce is the official cocktail of the US Open. The honey what, you ask? It's a combination of vodka, lemonade and raspberry liquer so popular that since its creation in 2007, fans have consumed over 100,000 of them. So, to get into the true spirit of the US Open, Liquor.com has provided us with the recipe for this new classic plus an old thirst quencher, the Racquet Cocktail, which dates back to 1893!
Sometimes you just want to knock back a few drinks without getting completely blasted, right? That's where the delightful, refreshing pop of the Spritz cocktail comes in. The drink combines liquer with sparkling wine and a dose of club soda, and they're easy as pie to make. Our Liquor.com pals have a few recipes for you to try and drink on a leisurely afternoon.
Bartenders are encyclopedias when it comes to the best new spirits or any perfectly mixed cocktail. So wouldn't you want to know where they go when they feel like getting their drink on? Liquor.com has compiled a list of bartender-approved watering holes around the country, and San Francisco's very own R Bar is on it.
When cocktails get "healthy," mixologists usually turn to ingredients like pomegranate juice, acai berries or agave nectar. But the newest kid on the healthy cocktail block is coconut water. This miracle juice is nonfat, low in calories and loaded with enough electrolytes and potassium to stave off a nasty hangover.
You would think that the best hotel bars would be found in sleek, modern resorts or boutique hotels, but it turns out that many of the most noteworthy drinking spots can be found in the country's most historic establishments. Liquor.com has put together a guide to the best watering holes to be found in historic hotels, featuring San Francisco's own Harry Denton's Starlight Room in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.
Frozen drinks have been suffering a reputation as "cheesy" for a while. The last 50 years saw blenders (which used to be ubiquitous at bars) go out of style in favor of smoother cocktails. With the resurgence of tiki bars and the help of a few brave bartenders, the blended drink is now back and better than ever.