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San Francisco Cocktail Recipe

Jun 29, 2017 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
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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.

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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


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add all of the ingredients.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a cherry.




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Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.


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