Sitting at the house restaurant ( Blue Mermaid) of the Argonaut hotel in San Francisco I found myself ordering a “Happy Hour” special. The drink was a bourbon and ginger ale cocktail that seemed to be a bourbon lovers way of relaxing after a long day. This particular drink was made with Cock n Bull Ginger beer and Bulleit Bourbon. While I usually have this cocktail with Blenheim Ginger Ale of South Carolina. I found the Cock n Bull version very good. It was definitely less spicy, but hugely satisfying.
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It always amazes me when a bartender, at an amazingly loud and crowded bar in Manhattan, can make a drink that doesn’t taste like it got caught up in the shuffle. Like it came out of one of those new fast food drink vending machines. I guess that’s why I am not a bartender… Read the rest of this entry »