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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Imbibe This: Our Signature Cocktail Week Recipe

San Francisco Cocktail Week kicked off Tuesday at Harry Denton's Starlight Room. This is going to be an incredibly fun week of cocktail celebrations, and if you’re in town for the festivities, be sure to join us for the Grand Finale Party at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar on May 19. This will be a fantastic evening of signature cocktails created by the talented Jeff Hollinger and surprise guest bartenders, classically prepared absinthe, delicious nibbles from Absinthe’s Executive Chef Jamie Lauren and special gift bags filled with great take-home goodies, from cocktail shakers to artisan chocolates. Get a full schedule and ticketing information at sfcocktailweek.com.

If you can't make it to the party, you can still join us in spirit and pour yourself a spicy, sweet Imbibe cocktail, created by Jeff Hollinger for the event:


The Imbibe Cocktail
2 oz. Glenrothes Select Reserve Scotch
1 oz. blackberry liqueur
2 dashes Bittermens Mole Bitters (or substitute 2 dashes cinnamon-chile
tincture, recipe below, and 1 dash Fee Brothers Aromatic Bitters)
Tools: mixing glass, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: blackberry

Stir ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass for 15 to 20 seconds, or until well chilled. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

Cinnamon-chili tincture
4 1/2 cinnamon sticks
1 cup cacao nibs
1 red bell peppers, diced
3 small sweet peppers, diced
2 Fresno chilies, diced
1 1/2 dried Thai dragon chilies, diced
1 bottle blanco tequila

Combine and allow flavors to steep for several days to taste. Strain and store.

3 comments:

Anita said...

oh, hey -- that's fabulous. I have a batch of the chile-cocoa tincture brewing for The Soiree, so now I have another use for it :D

steph said...

I finally made a batch of this tincture, and it's really amazing, and I'm so glad to have more than one use for it too...

Tiare said...

Thank you!!!