Sunday, Savoy Sunday

Once again it is almost time for a Savoy Cocktail Book Night at Alembic Bar in San Francisco!

Sunday, May 26 myself and the wonderful staff at Alembic Bar will be making any and all cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book.

The special twist this month, is that North Shore Distilling is sponsoring the event.

Sonja Kassenbaum will be in the house as will both of their gins and their Absinthe.

We will have a list of cocktail specials featuring their gins and hopefully some time for Q&A.

Stop by after 6PM on Sunday for some Gin Soaked Savoy Fun!

Savoy Sunday, Dec 2012

Hercules

I love the smell of Hercules* in the morning!

Stop by Alembic bar tonight, Dec 30, 2012 for the last savoy night of the year.

I promise, my drinks are better than my sketches…

*Hercules #5d

1 Stick Cassia Cinnamon, crushed
2 tsp. Coriander Seed, crushed
3 Cardamom Pods, crushed
8 Whole Cloves, crushed
1 tsp. Quinine Powder
1 tsp. Gentian Root
1 tsp. Peppermint Leaf
1/4 Cup Yerba Mate
Zest 2 Tangerine
1/2 cup Raw Sugar
750ml Quady Elektra
1/4 cup Apple-Ation California Apple Brandy

METHOD: Combine spices, peel, yerba mate and wine. Heat to 160 degrees. Filter through chinois and add Brandy. Let stand for at least a day and then enjoy chilled or where “Hercules” is called for.

Savoy Cocktail Book Night, Oct-Nov 2012

So, um, there’s this thing where the San Francisco Giants are playing in the World Series.

The fourth game of the series falls on the last Sunday of the month.

Because Alembic doesn’t have a TV, and I figure pretty much every San Franciscan will be watching the game, we’re going to move it to the first Sunday, November 4th.

However, to make up for this move, we are planning a special event with Appleton Rum.

Appleton Reserve Rum

We will be featuring specials on 7 delicious Savoy Cocktails and a punch all made with Appleton Reserve Rum.

Baltimore Egg Nog,
Knickerbocker,
Mary Pickford,
Millionaire #1,
Nevada,
Palmetto,
and Sevilla #2.

Pretty awesome list, no? Not a cocktail on there I wouldn’t gladly drink!

Hope to see on November 4!

Savoy Cocktail Book Night, September 2012

Hey!

The last Sunday in September, the 30th, is fast approaching, which means it is time for another Savoy Cocktail Book Night at Alembic Bar.

Your night to pick any random cocktail from the entirety of the Savoy Cocktail Book, be it a classic or some bizarre combination you can’t imagine the taste of, and we will make it for you, for better or for worse. There will be Hercules!

Come on in, the water’s fine!

Sunday, Savoy Sunday

Savoy Sundays return to Alembic Bar (1725 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 9411), today, June 24th. Be there after 6 PM, it’s a truly Herculean affair.

Hercules #5c

1 Stick Cassia Cinnamon, crushed
2 tsp. Coriander Seed, crushed
3 Cardamom Pods, crushed
8 Whole Cloves, crushed
1 tsp. Quinine Powder
1 tsp. Gentian Root
1 tsp. Fennel Seed, crushed
1 package Peppermint Tea
1/4 Cup Yerba Mate
Zest 1 Valencia Orange, 1 Tangerine
1/2 cup Raw Sugar
750ml Quady Elektra
1/4 cup Apple-Ation California Apple Brandy

METHOD: Combine spices, peel, yerba mate and wine. Heat to 160 degrees. Filter through chinois and add Brandy. Let stand for at least a day and then enjoy chilled or where “Hercules” is called for.