That was before; this is now. It only took one sip of this pleasing cocktail to change my mind. Another six-or-so sips and my mind was severely clouded.
The drink that blinded me with mixology contained, I believe, two kinds of peaty single-malt scotch ... difficult to say which as the bottles were a bit blurry ..., sweet vermouth ... Carpano? ... Punt e Mes? Help? ... a walnut liqueur from Napa and ... was it bitters? Angostura? Peychaud's? Regans? House made? Why the hell didn't I write it down? Oh, right.
I have to call them. Danny was the bartender who made it. I think. Maybe? Was there absinthe in it? Did he call it a "Brown Beauty"? Perhaps?
Well, at least the walnut liqueur from Napa is confirmed! Or is it? How'd this picture get into my phone?
Get yourself to The Alembic for a forgettable experience you'll never forget. Ask for Danny. I saw a couple of them. Maybe.
The Alembic Bar
1725 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117