Cheers to Gourmet Cocktails
By Kathryn Jessup
Photograph by Natalie Darville
“Those guys are serious about their booze,” says St. George “spirit guide” and tasting-room manager Lou Bustamante about Cocktail Week organizers Jeff Hollinger of Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Duggan McDonnell of Cantina, and H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixir. “And, we make serious booze.”
So, while the week promises to be fun, it’s no frat party: Participants include the Museum of the American Cocktail, the United States Bartenders’ Guild, and the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture. And, Diablo contributor Scott Hocker will moderate a panel on Literature, Booze, and History, in which audience members can query cocktail expert David Wondrich. While drinking pisco punch, mind you.
If you’ll drink to that, visit www.sfcocktailweek.com for more information.