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Craft Cocktails

A craft cocktail takes drinking up a notch. Find the best ones with the help of booze-savvy 'Hounds, discuss recipes for mixing yours at home, and share your favorite riffs on the classics.

This Scotch Whisky Cocktail Ruffles Your Hair

In honor of National Scotch Day on July 27, mix up this drink that proves Scotch whiskey isn't just for sipping neat. The whiskey cocktail is the point of origin for modern drinks. Its formula—spirit...
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Good Eats and Drinks in Denver and Boulder

willscarlett
by willscarlett 10 days ago

I'm going to be in Denver and Boulder during the first week of November. A few years ago, I was at a dinner at the James Beard House in NYC that was run by Alex Seidel and his team, so I was wonder...

Olympia Oyster Bar | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Olympia Oyster Bar has been on my radar to try since seeing a shellfish demo in Ensenada by Chef-owner Maylin Chavez who hails from Tijuana. I headed there post-Proud Mary nap, https://www.chowhoun...

Grossman's Noshery & Bar in Santa Rosa [split from Black & White Cookie]

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by seefoo 3 months ago

oh boy. i dont even know where to start. the place is FUN!! the brisket is fantastic and they actually told me how they made it, so i replicated it home with some reverse engineering. the c...

Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion: David Lebovitz's DRINKING FRENCH & Website Cocktails

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 months ago

Welcome to our Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion, where we’ll be stirring, shaking, and sipping our way through David Lebovitz’s Book DRINKING FRENCH: THE ICONIC COCKTAILS, APÉRITIFS, AND CAFÉ TR...

Summer 2020 COTM Cocktail Companion: PUNCH WEBSITE RECIPES

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to the discussion and reporting thread for our 2020 Summer Cocktail Companion, PUNCH. We'll be mixing up drinks all summer long using recipes from https://punchdrink.com/recipes/ In addi...

Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 months ago

Welcome to our voting thread for Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion. There was a variety of nominations, but only two emerged with more than a single nomination each, and so the vote is between ...

Summer 2021 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 months ago

Are you a fan of cocktails (or mocktails)? Join us in nominating titles for Summer 2020 COTM Cocktail Companion! Any cocktail-oriented recipe resource — book or website — is eligible (but check the...

Soy silver lined cocktail shaker question

OaklandGal
by OaklandGal 10 months ago

I know this is unnecessary and rather ridiculous, but does anyone happen to have the Soy copper cocktail shaker that’s lined with silver? I was wondering about the effects of vigorous shaking with ...

Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Opened last week by Dino Bugica of Diavola Restaurant and offering crudos, bar bites, small plates, and classic cocktails. Can't wait to try it . . . who's been? Geyserville Gun Club 21025 ...

Vina Enoteca | Stanford Barn - Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

As a fan of Tootsie's at the Stanford Barn since Day 1, I was delighted to learn from a friend that Rocco and team have opened Vina Enoteca, taking over California Cafe's space. I hope to get in th...

Mourad @ Aziza To Go | Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

During Covid-19 shelter-in-place, Chef Mourad Lahlou has consolidated the operations of his two restaurants Mourad (Michelin one-star) and Aziza at the latter's venue. Last week before the end of R...

Cotogna pasta to cook at home (and batch Negroni), San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Today's email of the family meals to-go menu for this week included an offer of Cotogna's housemade pasta. Checking the order page, I discovered batch cocktails . . . Negroni, $60/750ml . . . and s...

Belcampo Restaurant | Hillsdale - San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

One year and seven days after Belcampo Meat Company shut down its Palo Alto and San Francisco Russian Hill restaurants/stores, the new restaurant in San Mateo's Hillsdale shopping center is slated ...

Jennifer Colliau's New Cocktail Bar "Here's How" Closing

patsully
by patsully 1 year ago

It's one thing to push back against a chain fast food restaurant moving into a neighborhood, but something entirely different when a locally owned business is forced to close. Having seen shows at ...

June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

MelMM
by MelMM 6 years ago

Use this thread to report on recipes from DEATH & CO (all chapters). If you are the first to post on a recipe, please start a new reply to this OP, and put the recipe title in ALL CAPS, and give...

Gramercy Park Brasserie & Wine Bar Coming to Duboce Triangle (SF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The New York restaurant group has announced that its west coast debut will be Gramercy Park Brasserie & Wine Bar San Francisco. Projected opening date is April 1, 2019 at 216 Church Street.

How Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant highlights quality Tequila in its margaritas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Bermejo creates his greatest alcoholic fresco, the Tommy’s Margarita, by using pure agave nectar and fresh-squeezed lime juice to highlight, not hide, his high-quality Tequilas. Restrained ...

Barcelona 4th foodie trip report

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by Belkisw 2 years ago

I suggest folks who are interested refer to my previous posts here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/september-barcelona-foodie-trip-detailed-review-1076270 https://www.chowhound.com/post/3rd-foodi...

Hard Ciders/Hard Seltzers: favorites?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Just delving into the world of hard ciders and seltzers. I see signs popping up at local crafters. I read that 'hard seltzers' started showing up in the marketplace less than a decade ago. What are...

Barceloneta in Santa Cruz opening

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

At long last, the much anticipated Barceloneta is opening on Wednesday, October 16. Barceloneta 1541-B Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 900-5222 Reservations https://resy.com/cities...