Drink Here Now: Negroni Week and Private Label Wine


Warning: Your check liver light may come on this week.

Oddjob Debuts a Dozen New Cocktails

If any of the dozen new cocktails on Oddjob's new bar menu taste as intriguing as their names, we may never leave. Made from nasturtium-infused tequila, white peony tea maraschino liqueur, and grapefruit, the Lolita promises a strong, sweet, and tart encounter. Swamp Milk mixes Nolet's Gin and egg white with grape soda reduction for a strange-bedfellows-style gin fizz. And we don't actually care what A Scotsman on the FDR on His Way to Kentucky is made of; we just want to meet him. / / 1337 Mission

DOSA Releases Private Label Wines

What wine pairs best with South Indian food? DOSA's new private label collection, Sujata, created by winemaker Doug Margerum. On their own, the white, rosé, and red varieties are perfectly drinkable, but paired with DOSA's Chennai Chicken and Mung Sprout Salad, the rosé is divine, providing the perfect counter-balance for the prominently spiced dishes of South India. DOSA has two San Francisco locations, in the Mission (995 Valencia) and in the Fillmore district (1700 Fillmore).

398 Brasserie Launches New Happy Hour

There's a new happy hour in Union Square, every day from 5 to 7 p.m. at 398 Brasserie. Pop in for $4 draft beer, $5 wine, $6 cocktails, and small bites for $8 and under. We can't get enough of the Pork Croquettes, and we find it difficult to resist the urge to stick around for a full, French-inspired meal that doesn't break the bank. / / 398 Geary

La Mar Hosts Siete Fincas Winery Winemaker Dinner

Make reservations now for Tuesday's Winemaker Dinner at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, featuring Edgardo Stallocca, owner of Siete Fincas, one of Argentina's premier wineries. The five-course meal begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and passed appetizers, followed by a seated meal at the Chef's Table. The $75 tickets, available online, include libations, tax, and gratuity. / / Pier 1½, The Embarcadero

Cockscomb Kicks Off Negroni Week

Few cities have embraced the Negroni with the enthusiasm of San Francisco, which makes Negroni Week, June 1-7, a cause for celebration. To kick it off in style, Cockscomb is hosting a Negroni-soaked and -paired dinner. Purchase tickets online ($165/person, including tax and gratuities), and you'll enjoy a four-course menu created by Chris Cosentino, all-you-can-drink Negrowlers (yes - these exist!), and a few surprises. Proceeds (15% of ticket sales) benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. / / 564 4th Street

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