After sampling ten craft rickey cocktails from San Francisco's top bartenders, our readers have spoken, and we have a winner! Monarch's Fred Acebo swept the competition with his "Banning Rickey" cocktail, a distinct remix of the traditional rickey recipe with notes of grapefruit and a spoonful of absinthe, creating unexpected layers of flavor that play well against the cocktail's Cointreau foundation.
Head over to Monarch and ask Acebo to whip up the Banning Rickey for you, or follow the directions below to mix it at home and show off your cocktail-making skills.
The Cocktail: Banning Rickey
We'd like to speak out on behalf of the pigeonholed spirits of the world. Despite what you've been taught, cachaça can tackle a whole lot more than the classic caipirinha. The bold Brazilian spirit has been popping up all around San Francisco lately, from cozy neighborhood joints to a lofty rooftop deck. To take advantage of our local talent, Cachaça 51 invited five of SF's most creative mixologists to mix up a brand-new cocktail that demonstrates their locale's personality and shows off a little of their own flair.
The holidays are still several months away, but it's never too early to acknowledge the gifts that many local charities bestow upon our community throughout the year. The fifth annual San Francisco's Favorite Charities Contest presents the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on the top do-gooders who make the Bay Area a better place to live.
San Francisco is more than familiar with the concept of tech, but it’s easy to forget that technology intersects with art, athletics, and fashion. Monthly Design Night parties at the Autodesk Gallery in downtown SF allow guests the opportunity to dive into different themes and explore how tech transforms a multitude of industries.
In this cosmopolitan city, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices available on any given weekend. Fortunately, one Marina destination has your entire Saturday lineup covered, from brunch to cocktails to late-night fare.
After several rounds of voting and intense competition, Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR emerged as the clear winner of this year's Your City, Your Chef Contest, presented by Trumer Pils. To celebrate Accarrino's culinary accomplishments, Trumer Pils and 7x7 invited a select list of honored guests to SPQR for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Despite the endless variety of activities that San Francisco offers, it’s surprisingly easy to find yourself falling into a rut. Meeting at the same bar, ordering the same dish at the same restaurant, or defaulting to the same Friday night plans—it happens. We get it. But it doesn’t to be that way, and there’s no better method to break out of your rut than by dining and raising a glass aboard a stunning yacht as it cruises around our glorious SF Bay.
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