Bay Area Cocktails


An innovation of the beverage arts born in thetwentieth century, the cocktail was rocked by Prohibition, regained its foothold, and then held a wavering sway over the American culinary imagination for about the next half-century.

Then, at the dawn of the new millenium in the San Francisco Bay Area, the cocktail leapt to new life and began to celebrate a spiritual revival as the local and seasonal food ethos that had gained a foothold in its kitchens, finally kicked into gear behind the bars of its restaurants and nightclubs.

Bay Area Cocktails is a truly stirring account of the savvy distillers and beverage artisans who pioneered craft spirits in America, offering both recipes and interviews that help chronicle the California cocktail renaissance.