My friend Writer’s To-Do List sent me a link to this article about a cocktail confection that you may soon see on the menu of your favorite drinking establishment (at least if you are in the Southern part of the U.S.): whipahol.
As a big fan of hard sauce on my pie and bread pudding. I’m surprised it took this long for someone to think of producing and selling boozy-sugary-fluff in a can. Coffee with Amaretto whipahol anyone?
What makes a classic margarita? Salt or no Salt? Grand Marnier or Triple Sec or neither? The SF Chronicle has a piece on the timely debate of what constitutes a margarita. My only quibble is it seems inconceivable that an article in a SF newspaper about margaritas, and tequila, would not include a peep about/from Tommy’s. Especially when it does include quotes from other less venerable drinking establishments.
It's been cold and gray in the City off and on for the past few days. But news of the upcoming SF Cocktail week certainly warms my cold, libations-loving heart.
Held May 13-19, and ranging from the free cocktail at the "opening gala", to the cocktail-themed dinners around town on the 15th, it's enough to get me to pull no a sweater and venture out on a weeknight. I'm most tempted by the $15 demonstration of cocktail techniques at the Ferry Building on Wednesday the 14th. Get your tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.
Summertime evenings often call for a tall cool adult beverage. I know I have a slew of favorites that have also made dinner guests exceptionally happy (and refreshed). So you can bet I'll be emailing Salon with one of my recipes. The deadline for submitting your favorite summertime cocktail recipe is, fittingly, "cocktail hour" on Friday, Aug. 10. Per the call for recipes:
"Submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include both a recipe and an introductory paragraph describing the drink's origins or inspirations, suggested food pairings, and most important, how many is too many. All cocktails will be evaluated within the following four categories: gin, vodka, rum and other."