SF Cocktail Week 2012

9/23 at St. George Spirits Distillery in Alameda – too much fun at the Cops & Robbers party

A special year for SF Cocktail Week… a couple new, notable events like Jupiter Olympus‘ imaginative (Altered) State Fair (watch for their Cocktails from the Crypt event on 10/28) and the Spirited Food Trucks mixing food trucks and cocktails. Here are highlights in photos…

9/23 – On a stunning Sunday afternoon at St. George Distillery
9/23 – Bartenders behind bars at St. George’s Cops & Robbers party; a cocktail highlight from Oakland’s Haven, Paul Christensen’s No Chance of Parole cocktail: 1.5 oz. of St. George’s Breaking & Entering bourbon, 1.2 oz. Nocino (walnut liqueur), 1 oz. house peach liqueur (cooking sous vide peaches), a dash of house fig bitters, topped with orgeat foam
9/22 Altered State Fair – sweet, baby pig from the petting zoo
9/22 Altered State Fair – llama, pygmy goat, pony, rabbit, and more
Skee ball and carnival games at 9/22 Altered State Fair
9/22 Altered State Fair – boozy Manhattan sno cones
9/22 Altered State Fair ring toss around a range of spirits/bottles
Live bands, from country to alt rock, keep it real at 9/22 Altered State Fair – the best new event of Cocktail Week
Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons (L), & Amy Murray, Cask (R), serve Milagro tequila/watermelon cocktails
9/21 Legends Awards: Miles Karakasevic, 13th generation Master Distiller of Charbay, Napa, wins Lifetime Achievement

9/21 Legends Awards: Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler’s Cove, wins Renegade Award
9/21 Legends Awards: Erik Adkins, Bar Manager of the Slanted Door wins Mentor Award
9/19 Best of the West: No surprise, in a range of West Coast bartenders, Kevin Diedrich (Jasper’s Corner Tap) creates one of the night’s best cocktails
9/19 Best of the West: a balanced, refreshing cocktail highlight from Annalisa Huante of Cin Cin, Reno: Love on a Hangar (St. Germain, Hangar One vodka, lemon, agave, fresh watermelon)
9/18 Spirited Food Trucks event at SoMa StrEat Food Park: best cocktail of the event was a Moonstone Sake/lemongrass/coconut water/rum/falernum/lime/white peach puree cocktail served in coconuts from The New Easy, Oakland
9/18 Spirited Food Trucks event: Ju Ju balls (fried mashed potato/cream cheese balls with lemon zest, orange)  from Cosmic American Voodoo Van
9/18 Spirited Food Trucks event: Elixir’s H. Joseph Ehrmann & Shea Shawnson serve up Brugal rum cocktails
9/18 Spirited Food Trucks event: best food of the night was the brilliant Kraken (lemon pepper and garlic fried soft shell crab sandwich) from Adam’s Grub Truck