How to Cocktail: Day-Drinking

It seems like summer just began, but now it’s the last day of Labor Day weekend. Where did the time go?

To make the best use of your last few weeks of the season (and each and every hour of glorious sunshine), you need a spirited game plan. So, today, indulge in some well-deserved day-drinking. We suggest you first watch three of our latest How to Cocktail videos featuring a pair of talented San Francisco bartenders: Kevin Diedrich and advisory board member H. Joseph Ehrmann, and then get to mixing!

Bloody Mary:

The top brunch drink? It’s not even close; the Bloody Mary is the all-time champ. And if you want to polish your Bloody skills, then you should check out Ehrmann’s famous version of the classic—he says it’s the world’s most delicious.

South Side:

You know and love the Mojito; now meet its mixological cousin, the South Side. It’s a refreshing elixir of gin, mint and lemon juice. And it’s the perfect beverage for relaxing by the pool or at the beach.

Rodriguez Sour:

It’s time for happy hour, and our favorite new 5 PM tipple is Diedrich’s original concoction, the Rodriguez Sour. The recipe calls for tequila, Green Chartreuse, pineapple juice, lime juice and a homemade jalapeño simple syrup. The combination of sweet and spice will leave a smile on your face.


  • Pat Patelos posted 2 years ago

    2 oz. Makers Mark or Good Bourbon
    1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
    A shake of Blood Orange Bitters
    Mari-china Cherry and a little juice
    Shake over ice and serve in a short high ball glass on the rocks

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