Bay Area Cocktails


An American invention, the cocktail was rocked by Prohibition but by the end of the 20th century was right back up on its feet.

Indeed, fin de siècle San Francisco gave birth to a spiritual revival of sorts when the local/seasonal food ethos finally appeared from many Bay Area restaurant kitchens to proudly take its place behind the bar.

Bay Area Cocktails is a stirring account of the savvy distillers who pioneered craft spirits in America. Offering both recipes and interviews author Shanna Farrel chronicles the narrative history of a California cocktail renaissance.