The Palm cocktail by The Hedley Club at the DeAnza Hotel, which made the Mercury News' list of the best hotel bars in the Silicon Valley.
Totally jealous because I didn't make it to the Science of Cocktails event at the Exploratorium to see them playing with liquid nitrogen, among other things. Some good coverage at SF Gate.
Savvy Housekeeping mixes up bourbon, pear syrup, maraschino liqueur and ginger ale for the super-tasty Pearaschino cocktail!
Gary Regan in the SF Chronicle on how to be a superstar bartender, including photo-illustrated tips on things like chilling glasses. As you might imagine, commenters have a lot to say about it!
YumSugar mixes up an Isle of Pines cocktail, made with pomegranate. Looks dark and mysterious!
Matthew Biancaniello from the Roosevelt Hotel is collaborating with Bar Keeper in Silver Lake to turn blue-green emu eggs into cocktail cups! LA Times has great photos along with the story.
LA Times says Pisco is becoming more popular in the US ... to which I say yay!! (Pisco Sours are awesome .. and that's just the start)
South Beach Hostel's A-Bar serves up cocktails for the hostel crowd, including this Backpack Cooler. Vodka, mint tea, and sauv blanc? My kind of backpacking.
LA Times explores sherry cocktails, including the Montresor & Fortunato by Damian Windsor of the Roger Room.
Brian Miller of New York's Death & Co. shares his recipe for the mocktail Ginger Fizz with the Chicago Tribune.
Stumbled across this beauty on the Raspberri Cupcakes blog while furiously researching New Year's Eve treats: The Raspberry, Lychee and Pink Moscato Granita ... YUM!
NY Times lauds the top cocktails of the decade, including the pictured Gin-Gin Mule made famous by Audrey Saunders (NY's Pegu Club, LA's Tar Pit)
French winemaker Pommery introduces its new champagne, Pop, just in time for New Year's Eve. NYT says the eco-friendly bubbly stays green by creating "sexual confusion" among hungry butterflies!
Lost Past Remembered is a cool blog that looks to the past for recipe (and glassware) inspiration. Here's one of their latest: cognac hot chocolate with marshmallows made from actual marshmallow root!
Gary Regan shares three holiday cocktails with the SF Chronicle, including this one: The Drink Whose Name We Dare Not Speak (I'm intrigued. You?)
New York Times has a good roundup of holiday cocktails in the Westchester area, including a Vanilla Cranberry Champagne Cocktail at Tappan Hill Mansion and Mulled Cider at Crabtree's Kittle House
Cozy Christmas drink from Sunset: Spiced Rum Cider. If I had a fireplace, I'd drink this in front of it
You've heard of Christmas in July? Well, how about Summer in December ... pretending it's sunny with this simple but tasty banana daiquiri
Maybe it's because I just got back from Hawaii ... but this Coconut Eggnog from Sunset sounds like THE eggnog I want to make this Christmas!
Fun holiday punch from the LA Times! Ponche Villa, made with tejocotes. Mmmm.
I'm a sucker for cognac...what can I say? Gary Regan shares a recipe for the Leviathan, created by Rudolf Slovik (a Slovak bartender)
Nigella Lawson creates a holiday cocktail using elderflower liqueur
Tactical Nuclear Penguin by Brewdog is 32% alcohol beating out Utopias as strongest beer in the world [see #3678]. Utopias will have to settle for being strongest US beer...
Meet Utopias — the highest alcohol content beer on the market at 27% alcohol. Probably the priciest at $150 a bottle. It's made by Boston Beer Co. (maker of Samuel Adams)
The Gingered Rustic Rose: winner of the Domaine de Canton cocktail competition. Love the look of the giant rounded ice cube
Vegan? Craving egg nog? Here's an egg-free recipe from Elana's Pantry. And here you didn't think vegan egg nog was possible.
Pilgrim's Pear: A light and sparkly Thanksgiving cocktail made with pear, gin, and Prosecco. You can even use Plymouth gin as a tip of the hat to the first Thanksgiving!
Gary Regan mixes a cognac cocktail named after Andy Warhol .... can't go wrong there!
Courvosier Blackberry Fusion cocktail! Mmm... cognac + blackberries!
OK, so you may not like The Twilight Saga: New Moon ... but I dare you not to like the Twilight cocktail by YumSugar (made with Prosecco and creme de violette)
SFist shares DOSA's recipe for the Ginger Ante cocktail ... rum + ginger = yum
Grateful Cranberry cocktail is a light, bourbon-based Thanksgiving cocktail (gotta save room for pumpkin pie!)
ResQwater hangover cure: Does it actually work? Drinkhacker takes one for the team and finds out
Jack Daniels chess set ... does whiskey improve your game?
Canlis in Seattle serves up house-infused liquors made using the sous vide technique
Another cozy fall cocktail, the Apple Cidercar (instead of sidecar, get it?)
San Francisco's Rickhouse shares recipe for a Scottish Breakfast, made with scotch and apple brandy
Whisky! Highland Park 1964 and 1968 vintage w/ bespoke black glass bottle and silver cap
Sunset's Mulled Cranberry Wine Punch ... great cozy Thanksgiving cocktail idea.
OBSESSED with Gourmet's cocktail retrospective! From the '60s, this is the Bitter Orange Kindler
Aristocrat Sparkling Punch from the 1940s (part of Gourmet's AWESOME cocktails-by-decade feature)
Drambuie anniversary bottle ... new bottle, same Drambuie. Is that a good thing? Drinkhacker reviews
Thanksgiving cocktail possibility? Cranberry honey punch ... with green tea & tequila
4 Orange Vodka isn't just orange flavored ... it's distilled from oranges
This week's drink, the Ultimate Bell Pepper cocktail, combines fresh bell peppers, grapefruit juice, mint and Galliano liqueur with delicious results.
The Tangerine Dream ~ tangerine and lavender make friends with tequila with tasty results