San Francisco Cocktail Week aims to showcase both the seriousness and the playfulness of the city's cocktail scene, and then some. With everything from vodka-paired dinners to an 'Altered State Fair,' there was no shortage of drinks to try and settings in which to enjoy them. Come take a look at our favorites.
'San Francisco Cocktail Week' on Serious Eats
At Best of The West, nine bartenders from San Diego to Victoria, Canada, came to prove their stuff. Each bartender was given two secret ingredients to use in a signature cocktail that would also represent their home city. Every cocktail was thoughtfully prepared and, thanks to interesting secret ingredient combinations (Solerno and absinthe, anyone?) every drink was totally original.