Slideshow: 6 Spiced Cocktail Recipes from Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco

The Autoroute Alpine
The Autoroute Alpine
This Italian-inspired drink starts with two familiar friends: Campari and Vermouth. The grapefruit flavors are offset by honey syrup and a dash of black pepper tincture. The tincture adds an earthiness and mellow spice, as if someone has actually cracked black peppercorns into your glass. As is typical at Bourbon and Branch, the basil leaf is more than a garnish: its fresh licorice-like aroma perfectly complements the bitter notes of Campari.

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Medicine Man
Medicine Man
Sage, paprika, and maple syrup make for an unexpectedly wonderful combination in this rum based drink. The sage highlights the maple flavor, whose sweetness is then tempered by the smoky paprika. With its complex flavor and pretty autumnal hue, this drink will appeal to sweet and savory cocktail drinkers alike.

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The Samanthahain
The Samanthahain
This might be the perfect cocktail for fall. Inhaling the aroma from the sprig of rosemary as you lift the glass to your mouth prepares you for a savory drink. Then, in a twist, the first sip reveals apples and ginger. It's a delightful contrast of piney and fruity—not to mention refreshing and just a little elegant thanks to a splash of sparkling wine.

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Winny de Puh
Winny de Puh
The first sip of this cocktail is all lemon. Yet, almost immediately, a seductively smoky flavor takes over thanks to a combination of reposado tequila and mezcal. A few drops of cardamom tincture and a dash of peach bitters add fruity notes. The result is a better-than-lemonade cocktail that alternates between sweet-tart and smoky.

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Celtic Smash
Celtic Smash
Despite being made with both Benedictine and mint leaves, this drink isn't overpoweringly menthol-flavored. In fact, its refreshing, slightly citrusy flavor makes it reminiscent of a Mojito, while the big sprig of mint makes it feel a bit like a Julep. Yet in the end this drink is all its own, thanks to a bright blend of minty Benedictine, smoky whiskey, lemon juice, and honey.

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The Wilson and Wilson Private Dective Agency
The Wilson and Wilson Private Dective Agency
The newest sidebar to Bourbon and Branch, this is a cozy, intimate space in which to try the bartenders' latest libations.