This cocktail first appeared in the 1930s but has been horribly disfigured over the last eighty years. Versions now include banana liqueur and orange juice, turning a refined martini-like cocktail into a summer beach drink.
Here, we’re going to teach how to make it the proper way, with sloe gin and bitters.
Sloe gin is actually a liqueur and not a “gin” at all. It has a heavier consistency than a dry martini, but still makes a pleasant aperitif.
The authentic San Francisco is best imbibed as a lovely dessert cocktail. It’s likely the only thing you can think of that improves the taste of chocolate.
Here’s what you need:
- 30ml Sloe Gin
- 30ml Dry Vermouth
- 30ml Sweet Vermouth
- Dash of Orange Bitters
- Dash of Aromatic Bitters
- Cherry Garnish
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add all of the ingredients.
- Shake vigorously.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a cherry.