Distillery Tour & Pink Peppercorn Hot Chocolate

The Taste SF visits the Hangar 1 Vodka Building in Alameda for a tour and tasting
The moment everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! Hangar 1 Vodka is open to the public for tours and tastings. We went on a tour last weekend, led by Head Distiller Caley Shoemaker. We’ve distilled the entire experience into three main reasons you should go. First, it’s so close to San Francisco.... Continue Reading

Fall Classic Cocktail

Making the Fall Classic Cocktail for Thanksgiving
Clayton discovered a fall Gramercy Tavern cocktail as we were finalizing our Thanksgiving menu. We thought that apple cider and thyme sounded particularly appropriate for Thanksgiving . You will need to make thyme-infused simple syrup for this recipe. Don’t let this deter you. We avoided making our own simple syrup for years–not sure why. It... Continue Reading

Redd Wood’s Straight to the Melon

Redd wood's straight to the melon cocktail is great for bbqs.
Redd Wood in Yountville is one of our favorite patio spots for cocktails in Napa Valley. We recently made a stop with friends and tried several of their other seasonal cocktails. A crowd favorite was the Straight to the Melon with it’s combination of refreshing watermelon, salt, and spice. Bartender Caitlin Gaither was kind enough to... Continue Reading