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Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Sneak Peek at SF Cocktail Week

San Francisco Cocktail Week festivities begin in just over a week on May 11! We're so excited to be sponsoring cocktail education seminars on May 14 this year, as well as once again co-hosting the very fun Grand Finale Celebration with Jardiniere on May 18, and we'd love to see you there!

A full day of classes on Thursday, May 14, at legendary spots all over the city will help you become a better home bartender. Get schooled in everything from spirits and liqueurs to making your own cocktail ingredients, including syrups and bitters. Download a full schedule and get tickets here.

Once you’ve done your homework, celebrate by joining us for an evening of incredible cocktails at one of San Francisco’s best restaurants.

When: Monday, May 18, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Jardiniere, 300 Grove Street
What: An all-inclusive evening of
• Signature cocktails created by the amazing Jardiniere staff and surprise guest bartenders
• Classically prepared absinthe
• Delicious nibbles from Jardiniere's chef and co-owner Traci Des Jardins
• Special gift bags filled with lots of great take-home goodies, including absinthe spoons, cocktail books, artisan chocolates and much more.

Tickets are $45 and all-inclusive, and part of ticket proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Bartenders Guild, dedicated to education and overall support of the local community's cocktail culture. Space is limited, so be sure to secure your spot via SnagTickets.

Here's a sneak peek of one if the delicious cocktails you can expect to enjoy at the party.

Madame Ruby
1 1/2 oz. Campari
3/4 oz. Benedictine
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. egg white
Soda water
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Collins

Dry shake first four ingredients for 20 seconds, then add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into an ice-filled glass and top with soda.

Check out the full calendar of SF Cocktail Week events here.