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A real Tom Collins in SF

holadayc Jun 7, 2007 11:44 AM

Anyone know where I can find a real Tom Collins in the city? I'm talking about someone who uses actual lemon juice and simple syrup/sugar. No lemon-lime mix out of a gun, no bottled Collins mix, and definetely no Rose's lime juice. I'm always afraid of ordering them since so many bars just butcher it, anyone have recommendations?

  1. chaddict Jun 7, 2007 12:49 PM

    Two places I would try that make excellent, serious cocktails: the bar at the Four Seasons and Rye. Another place where I have seen them using simple syrup and real juice (but for other types of drinks) is La Terrasse. Their bartenders are very serious about their drinks (at least the 3 that I have seen make mixed drinks...)

    1. ccbweb Jun 7, 2007 12:20 PM

      Absinthe, in Hayes Valley is a spectacular bar that takes cocktails very seriously and doesn't used premixed anything, so far as I know.

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