After his first week at Rich Table in Hayes Valley, Jason "Buffalo" LoGrasso already looks at home behind the window-flanked bar. In addition to seven new market cocktails, LoGrasso has just unveiled four winter-ready dessert drinks.
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The Aperol Spritz is popular for a few reasons. The combination of bittersweet Aperol and prosecco, lightened with soda water, is just the thing to quench the thirst and whet the appetite. Here's an updated recipe, frothed up with seltzer and egg white.
When we asked Cotogna's bar manager what cocktail ingredients he's into right now, we expected some crazy new vermouth or extra-rare bitters, but he answered simply: "Opal basil. It's super beautiful," he says. He uses it to crown a cocktail named Crystal Beach after the Canadian amusement park he visited as a kid. Here's the recipe so you can make this summer drink at home.