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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.

With 370 Varietals and 110 Cocktails, Gin Geeks May Now Worship at the Altar of Whitechapel Bar

It would have been a hoot to eavesdrop on the planning meetings between Martin Cate, owner of the new gin bar Whitechapel which opened this week, and Ignacio “Notch” Gonzalez, the designer who brought the offbeat concept to life.

Gin Makes a Major Comeback

New bars and local makers laud the classic spirit.

Distillery No. 209 Cocktail Contest at RN74

In celebration of the debut of two new Barrel Reserve Gins, San Francisco’s own Distillery No. 209 and Michael Mina’s renowned RN74 hosted a fierce, bracket-style cocktail competition among eight of Bay Area’s top bartenders.

Sip the Spirit of Summer: A Guide to Gin

Gin is light on the tongue and can be mixed with the freshest, most summery ingredients. It's the quintessential spirit of summer. From a Tom Collins to the classic gin & tonic, it can take on almost any flavor you like. The experts at have compiled a guide to the best gins to brighten any cocktails you might be mixing up this sunny season.

The Ultimate Five-Bottle Bar, Perfect for Apartment Dwelling

What happens when the city’s top bartenders are forced to choose? Introducing the ultimate five-bottle bar, perfectly sized for apartment dwelling.

Nothing Puritanical About Square One Botanical: Pleasure In A Clear Glass Bottle

After enjoying it regularly during the spell of great sunny weather we've been having (at least over here in the Dogpatch), I'm ready to come out and say it--the just-realeased Square One Botanical is bold, original, wonderfully delicious, and absolutely deserving of your attention.

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