The combination is simple: Cynar and Punt e Mes, a little lemon juice and orange bitters, finished with salt on top of the ice. The mixture is rich, at times sweet and others tart and sometimes tongue-curlingly bitter.
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It's become a San Francisco must-Instagram: the iconic Pantone-swatch menu of the Mission's Trick Dog. But seven months into the bar's tenure on 20th Street, they've done away with the vivid color-swatch booklet, and started fresh with a record album full of new drinks.
Let's get one thing straight: I am not a fan of Valentine's Day. Single, taken, it doesn't matter. So today strikes me as the perfect time to sample cocktails that make use of truly tasty bitter flavor combinations. Here are 6 great bitter drinks you can sip now in San Francisco.
January wasn't a huge boozing month for the Serious Eats crew; quite a few of us were down with the flu. But there were still some good teas and milkshakes to be had, plus fresh sugarcane and kumquat juice in Saigon (yes, we're jealous of Erin Zimmer's journey.) Check out the slideshow for our Drinks editor's new favorite local cocktail bar, plus other highlights in beer and beyond.
You can almost feel the pre-cocktail hour anticipation over on 20th Street these days. Despite high-profile openings and lines stretching down the block, there has remained a dearth of serious, and seriously delicious, cocktails on this long overlooked pocket of the Mission. Until now. Enter Trick Dog.