Bay Area Cocktails


An American invention, the cocktail dipped in popularity a bit following Prohibition but by the end of the century was on the rise again. In the 1990’s it played a role in crafting a new focus on local-sourcing among the innovative mixologists of San Francisco.

Bay Area Cocktails is a stirring account of the savvy distillers who pioneered craft spirits, and the role of the Bay Area in helping to re-elevate the Art of drinking in America.Through interview and recipes, author Shanna Farrell, an oral historian with the Oral History Center at the University of California–Berkeley, chronicles the narrative history of the California cocktail renaissance.