10 of San Francisco's Most Famous Cocktails

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There are several theories regarding the origins of this classic cocktail. Some believe it was invented in 1860s at the Occidental Hotel. While a more fun legend claims a miner who struck it rich wanted to celebrate at an East Bay bar, which was all out of champagne. Supposedly all they had was gin, vermouth, bitters, maraschino liqueur, and lemon. Hence, the martini was born! Get the recipe.