The folks behind Tenderloin speakeasy Bourbon & Branch and Financial District punch destination Rickhouse have become synonymous with serious cocktail-making in San Francisco. So when word got out that the purveyors of some of the city's best drinks were opening a new bar downtown, we were all ears.
'Rickhouse' on Serious Eats
Making expert cocktails loaded with fresh, seasonal ingredients doesn't exactly set you apart in San Francisco. That's why the bartenders at Rickhouse let the spirits guide them. From applejack to mezcal, these cocktails use a combination of liquors and bitters to achieve the ultimate autumnal flavors. The resulting collection offers modern riffs on classic cocktails that can all be easily mixed up at home.