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San Francisco Cocktail


San Francisco Cocktail

San Francisco Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

The San Fransisco Cocktail is one of the best sloe gin drinks you will find. This liqueur (not gin) is sweet, very much like a bright plum, and mixes well in a variety of mixers. Here it is paired with both varieties of vermouth and bitters in a sweetened martini-like cocktail that is quite tasty. Because it is heavier than the drier martinis it is a great option for a dessert cocktail and pairs nicely with cheesecake and desserts with a hint of chocolate or fruit.

Also, notice that two bitters are used in the San Francisco Cocktail. This little touch brings the sweet and dry into balance and is a necessity not to be missed.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 ounce sloe gin
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • Dash of aromatic bitters
  • Cherry for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.
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