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The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America
"you can always count on something fresh getting smashed in a glass.
Elixir also hand-selects a barrel of Buffalo Trace bourbon. Makes a
-GQ Magazine, October 2010
2010 Bartender of the Year
H. Joseph Ehrmann
"...his receipt of the Nightclub and Bar Bartender of the Year Award
is a testament to his abundant and well-known mixological skills,
but also for the way he's built a small neighborhood saloon
into a thriving San Francisco landmark"
- Jack Robertiello, Nightclub and Bar Magazine
Top 100 Bars in America
Food and Wine Magazine's 2009 & 2011 Cocktail Books
The 20 Best Cocktails in America
"At an old saloon in the Mission District, Elixir owner H. Joseph Ehrmann
hasn’t just taken the Mary out of the Bloody Mary; he’s severed the old broad’s head.
Think sturdy, briny, and hyperspiced."
-Will Welch, GQ Magazine August 2008
Best Bars In America (twice)
"San Francisco is sprouting a ton of new, interesting cocktail bars. Alembic,
Elixir, and Rye -- to name just three -- are all doing very serious cocktails. "
-David Wondrich, Esquire Magazine June 2008
Elixir continues to be on the "COMPLETE LIST" in 2011
"...there's something a century and a half of colonization by drunks does to a place that
no amount of drywall and paint can quite cover up. Whether you call it "atmosphere"
or "funk," we like it — especially if you throw in excellent cocktails
and a fine selection of whiskeys."
-David Wondrich, Esquire Magazine June/July 2010
"There are also some great cocktail bars in the area. One of them is Elixir."
-Dale "King Cocktail" Degroff
"From wine cocktails to the greening of the bar, there's hardly
a San Francisco cocktail trend that H. doesn't have a hand in. "
-Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Editor
" World class cocktails... This quintessential neighborhood watering hole offers
something every night... You'll also find a wide-selection of American and hard-to-find
European brews... The daily happy hour from 3-8pm packs 'em in, and Mission
bar hoppers fill up the joint on weekends."
-Citysearch Editor Stephanie Laemoa
"the manhattan made here with Elixir's hand-selected barrels of Eagle Rare Bourbon is a treat."
- Jonathan Beckhardt, Bay Guardian
"I’d describe Elixir as an old-west gold rush saloon, gone modern, gone retro.
Rustic, a little chic and definitely happening..."
- Nathalie Bovis-Nelson, The Liquid Muse
"The best football watching vibe I've seen in the city"
- Jordan Mackay, 7x7 Magazine
2008 Best Jukebox
2005, 2006 & 2008 Best Bloody Mary
2006 Best Happy Hour
2006 Best After-Work Bar
2006 Best Signature Drinks
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August, 2012 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
GASTRONOMIQUE EN VOUGE (gevmag.com) does a 10 page spread of Elixir cocktails
with a short feature on H. and pairing each summer fruit with a gorgeous model!
Summertime, When the Drinkin Is Easy starts on page 33 and goes to page 43,
Click on the preview under the cover shot and find those pages
(you'll have to spring for $35 for the hard copy!)
OR...check out the pages for these cocktails
Cover (note H.'s name featured on lower left)
Center Street Julep Emperor Norton's 2nd Mistress Kuta Sunrise Pacific Star
Eastern Market Roxanne's Ricky Summer Camp Tiki Tom Zapotec Sour
August 7, 2012 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
WINE ENTHUSIAST (winemag.com) highlights some of H.'s suggestions
for summer fun, as well as the Peppermelon Cocktail in
Make It And Take It Mixology
August, 2012 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
COSMOPOLITAN.COM loves 2 of our drinks (#3 San Francisco Sangaree and #7 The Star Gazer) in
"16 Yummy Cocktails Made With Wine"
July 18, 2012 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS; WHISKEY)
IRISHCENTRAL.COM reviews our Mission Irish cocktail.
July 17, 2012 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS; WHISKEY)
SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN previews our Summer Menu and
reviews our private Four Roses bourbon collection
July 13, 2012 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS; MOCKTAILS; WHISKEY)
THE HUFFINTON POST writes about our female-friendly approach
to non-alcoholic drinks and our private whiskey collection
June 27, 2012 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reviews H.'s cocktail classes at The Boothby Center
Summer, 2012 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
COSMO for LATINAS writes about the WHATAMELON No.3 cocktail in their premier issue
August, 2011 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
US AIRWAYS MAGAZINE writes about the San Francisco Cocktail scene, featuring Elixir
August 30, 2011 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
EXAMINER.COM calls Elixir their favorite "non-sports bar" sports bar
in a around up of San Francisco Alternatives to the Typical Sports Bar
August 16, 2011 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
WASHINGTON POST columnist Jason Wilson consults H.
on the topic of pairing beer and spirits in his article The Beer Back: A Step Forward?
August 5th, 2011 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
SECONDACT.COM features the Whatamelon cocktail off our summer menu
February 23, 2011 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
ABOUT.COM features The Kentucky Pilgrim
October 26, 2010 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
CITYSBEST.COMinterviews Elixir Manager Nick DesEnfants about the Celery Cup in
"Elixir Mixmaster Recommends Celery Cup #1"
October 6, 2010 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE features the Pear of Roses Cocktail
recipe in "Fireside Cocktails"
October, 2010 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
GQ MAGAZINE lists Elixir in The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America!!!
September 21, 2010 (INTERVIEW)
SERVEDRAW.COM's asks H. about Elixir, history,
The Boothby Center and San Francisco Cocktail Week, "Gold Rush Cocktails"
September, 2010 (ELIXIR CATERING; ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
ONEWED.COM's wedding planning ideas, including a "New Fashioned Tea Party"
includes our Ruby Chai Appletini recipe.
September, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
CONTINENTAL AIRLINE's in-flight magazine recommends Elixir as their #1 spot in "Three to Try"
June/July, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
ESQUIRE MAGAZINE's drinks writer and Elixir Old Fashioned fan
David Wondrich lists our little bar in the 2010 Best Bars In America article. What an honor!
(click to slide 15 of 36 to see Elixir's picture and write up)
August 21, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
JETBLUE.COM's travel blog about San Francisco recommends coming to "Say Cheers at Elixir!"
August 21, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS; ELIXIR EVENTS)
The Elixir Victorian Catering Bar makes its debut at SF Chefs as part of the POM Wonderful "Double Bubble Lounge", featuring 6 different POM cocktails. Here are some reviews...
ART AND ENTERTAIN ME, The POM Wonderful website (with recipes), Kitchen Confidant
April 16, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
HAUTE LIVING MAGAZINE interviews the Bartender of the Year
April, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
Pickel Back Mania breaks out around the country and Elixir is
recognized as an early adopter of the NYC originated craze
OCALA.COM "Sour Cocktails Have Bartenders in a Pickle"
INSIDEF&B.COM "Pickle Backs Jump The Shark"
April 11, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
LIVELOVEBEAUTY.COM turns to H. for advice on "How to Choose or Create
a Signature Drink or Wedding Cocktail For Your Special Event"
April 6, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
ABOUT.COM GUIDE TO COCKTAILS' Colleen Graham interviews the Bartender of the Year
March 7, 2010 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
THE SAN FRANCISO CHRONICLE cocktail columnist gaz regan
tells his bitter(s) story and features The Friar Serra Flip
March, 2010 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS, ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
NIGHTCLUB AND BAR MAGAZINE names H. as
2010 Bartender of the Year and puts him on the cover!
Turn to page 18 to read about it.
March/April, 2010 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS, ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
IMBIBE MAGAZINE writer Paul Clarke does a feature on Vodka
cocktails featuring the Eldersour recipe (not in the online version) "Vodka Makes a Comeback"
February 26, 2010 (PUBLISHED ARTICLES)
LIQUOR.COM features an article on the history of the Pickle Back, written by H., Pickle Power
February 25, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
HAUTELIVING.COM features H. in their roundup of Bay Area mixologists in
Blending Perfection: Haute 5 Mixologists in San Francisco
February 12, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE includes Elixir's collection of unaged whiskies
in an article that explores the increasing availability of these unique distillates
"White Whiskey Drips Into The Mainstream"
San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2010 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
NIGHTCLUB & BAR MAGAZINE consults H. on gins and botanical spirits in
a survey of how they are used in cocktails today in "Gin Goes Global"
January 28, 2010 (PUBLISHED ARTICLES)
LIQUOR.COM features an article by H. on
where to drink in Rio de Janiero, One for the Road: Drinking in Rio.
January, 2010 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
STARCHEFS.COM features pictures of H., Elixir
and The Celery Cup No1., Winter Sour and Old Sydneytown punch.
January 15, 2010 (PUBLISHED ARTICLES)
LIQUOR.COM features H.'s article on vodka infusions, Vodka Your Way
December 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
Elixir Holiday Cocktails featured in various websites:
Yuletide Moon on GLAM.COM
Old Sydneytown Punch on tuBoston.COM
December 16 ,2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
Our love of mezcal has made mention in Jordan Mackay's 7x7 MAGAZINE list of
the Drinking Trends of 2009: #10 Mezcal Rising.
December 15 ,2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
THE NEW YORK TIMES Bay Area Blog presents the Añogo as
a part of the San Francisco Cocktail Revivial.
December 14, 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
EXAMINER.COM highlights our Old Sydneytown Punch as a festive holiday favorite.
December 13, 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
They are making good holiday cocktails around the country thanks to some syndicated recipes in papers like THE MODESTO BEE, THE BELLINHAM HERALD, and more
and thier look at Christmas Spirits and the Old Sydneytown Punch.
December 4, 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
SFist.COM presents The Yuletide Moon off of Elixir's Holiday Cocktail Menu.
December 1, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
NOLA.COM preview's H.'s presentation at The Museum
of the American Cocktail about San Francisco Style in cocktails.
August 30 , 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE highlights H.'s and others' efforts
to grow a cocktail garden where future cocktail ingredients will be sourced.
"More Bars Growing Own Cocktail Ingredients"
July 13, 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
USA TODAY highlights our use of honey in cocktails in a piece called
"Ten Great Places to Make a Beeline for the Honey"
(Try the Peppermelon Cocktail on our current menu for one of those honey drinks!)
July 6, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
NIGHTCLUB and BAR MAGAZINE asks H. about current cocktail trends in Stylish Sips
July 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS; GREEN DRINKS)
THE DAILYGREEN.COM highlights 2 of H.'s summer organic cocktails:
Country Thyme, Moonlight on the Peach,
and The Celery Cup, in its survey of organic cocktails.
June 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS; CHARITY GUEST BARTENDING)
7x7 MAGAZINE awarded Elixir Charity Guest Bartending with
"Most Lucrative Night Out" in their 2009 Best of The City Awards.
May, 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS) VIDEO
FOOD NETWORK's FOOD2.com posts video of H. making The Barbary Flip.
As the official cocktail of San Franisco Cocktail Week, H. kicked off the week
by showing everyone how to make the drink and discusses Flips as a cocktail style.
May, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS; GREEN DRINKS)PDF document
IN STYLE MAGAZINE features Elixir as a "green bar" in it's review of "What's Now..."
April/May, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS; GREEN DRINKS)online magazine
THE RESTAURANT STANDARD (the online magazine of the
California Restaurant Association) focuses on culinary trends
behind the bar in "Redefining Refreshment" (go to Page 25)and includes
a side article about Elixir in "Going Green Behind The Bar" (Go to page 26)
April, 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
CHEF JOANNE WEIR publishs her newest book "Tequila" featuring
H.'s "Cable Car No.2" cocktail. Pick up a copy on Amazon now by clicking below on the picture.
It features many great bartenders from San francisco and beyond.
April 18, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS) RADIO INTERVIEW
KGO RADIO (ABC) host Grace Ann Walden fills in on the Gene Burns Show and
interviews H. about Vodka history, Pre-prohibition cocktails
and San Francisco Cocktail Week. Listen in now.
Don't forget to check out Grace Ann's And click here to buy
Yummy Newsletter and sign up for it! a copy of Joanne's new book
April 19 , 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS; ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
CHEERS MAGAZINE consults H. on the state of tequila
in the consumer's eyes in Southern Heat
April 9 , 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS; GREEN DRINKS)
WHEN.com (byAOL.com) highlights the Country Thyme cocktail in its piece
"Organic Cocktails Go Mainstream: Where to Find Them"
April 8 , 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS; GREEN DRINKS)
CHEERS MAGAZINE features the Rancho Ancho cocktail
March, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
CHEF MAGAZINE profiles H. in
"Cocktail Culture: A San Francisco Bar-chef Shares Tips for Making Signature Drinks"
February, 2009 ( ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
Kevin Brauch, Host of The Thirsty Traveler, writes a piece for AIRCANADA.COM
about the best cocktails he's experienced in his global travels, including
the drinks H. designed for the Level III Restaurant at the JW Marriott in
San Francisco. He highlights The Golden Gate Fog.
February, 2009 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
MARIE CLAIRE Mentions H.'s popular Country Thyme in
" Green Drinks: 6 Indulgently Organic Cocktails "
February, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
NIGHTCLUB AND BAR MAGAZINE selects H. as one of three finalists
for its Operator of the Year Award during the 5 Star Awards ceremony on March 3rd
at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. He's in excellent company with finalists
Julie Reiner, owner of famed NYC cocktailbars The Flatiron Lounge and Brooklyn's
Clover Club as well as Jessie and CyWaits of both XS and Tryst at the Wynn
Las Vegas Resort. Tough competition for a small corner bar...Also being honored
with a Lifetime Acheivement Award that night is King Cocktail himself, Dale Degroff.
February 4, 2009 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS; ELIXIR COCKTAILS) VIDEO
CHOW.COM asks H. to discuss where and why he goes to get a Perfect Sazerac.
February 3, 2009 (ELIXIR GREEN DRINKS)
ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL PRODUCTION highlights Elixir
as a spot to check out in San Francisco for Green Drinks, including a YouTube
post of the YOUR TV20 pot from last February.
January 16 , 2009(ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
YUMSUGAR.COM mentions Elixir as the place to be for National Hot Buttered Rum Day
December 31, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM discusses Bloody Marys and lists
The Bloody Elixir in "The Morning After"
December 23, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
THESTREET.COM lists the Yultide Moon in "Five Holiday Cocktails to lift Holiday Spirits"
December 17, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
YUMSUGAR.COMlists the Ruby Chai Appletini amongst it's "Favorite Cocktails of 2008"
December 13, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
FOG CITY JOURNAL covers SantaCon and it's onslaught at Elixir (with photos).
December 13, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
MOUTH OF WONDER , a Santa Fe, New Mexico radio show, picks up the Smoked Anise recipe from the NY Times as "Refreshing Beverage of the Week"
December, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
SQUARE ONE ORGANIC SPIRITS profiles H. as their Brand Ambassador and Mixologist.
December, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
THE NATIONAL HONEY BOARD posts two Elixir cocktails:
Lavender Honey Cream and the Peppermelon
November 27, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
THE NEW YORK TIMES higlights the Smoked Anise cocktail
(with a photo) in "Where There's Smoke, There's Firewater".
November 27, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS / GREEN DRINKS)
METROWISE.COM profiles Elixir as a "genuine pioneer" in the area of "Greening the Bar" in "Sustainable Spirits, Green Bar, Good Business"
November 18, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)PDF Viewer required
WHERE MAGAZINE does a feature on San Francisco cocktails, with some advice from H.
page 1 page 2
November 18, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
DAILYCOMET.com in Louisiana, consults H. on Cocktail Tips
November 19, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
NEWS-LEADER.COM in Springfield, MO looks to Elixir for advice on Green Holiday Parties
November 14, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
YUMSUGAR.COM's "PartySugar" writes again about an
Elixir cocktail for Autumn: the Ruby Chai Appletini in the feature Happy Hour
November 2008 (ELIXIR EVENTS)
GO MAGAZINE (AirTran's In-flight magazine) mentions Elixir's up-coming
Repeal Day party celebrating the 75th anniversary of that glorious emancipation
in an article about cocktail bars, "Cocktail Confidential"
November 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS) PDF Viewer required
944 MAGAZINE mentions Elixir as the place to get a Holland House Cocktail in San Francisco.
October 31, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
THESTREET.COM consults H. on how to "Trick Up Your Halloween Cocktails"
October, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS) PDF Viewer required
NIGHTCLUB AND BAR MAGAZINE does an entire article on Elixir's Fall cocktails and H.'s approach to creating them, in "Elixir Of The Season" page 1 and page 2
September 27, 2008 (GREEN DRINKS)
ONMILWAUKEE.COM includes Elixir in a round-up of organic bars,
but mistakenly claims we only serve Organic booze. "Totally Organic Bars: Realistic or Rediculou?"
September, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
CHOW.COM blogs about Elixir's Smoked Anise cocktail and the
Marie Brizard Cocktail Competition it is entered in.
September, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS; GREEN DRINKS)
MISSIONLOCAL.ORGwriter Caitlin Esch writes about Elixir as a
green buisiness and what that means in "Saving The Environment One Drink At A Time".
September 3, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS; GREEN DRINKS)
WASHINGTON POST cocktail writer Jason Wilson interviewed H. about organics
and the green bar movement for this piece about Slow Food Nation,
"Claiming a Seat at the Slow Food Bar".
August / September 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS) PDF Viewer Required
WORKING MOTHER MAGAZINE luls moms to sleep with
an herbal cocktail elixir concocted by Dr. Ehrmann, in the article "Time For You"
August 31,2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS: GREEN DRINKS)
MIAMI HERALD contributor Jenny Adam's guides Floridians
to Elixir and Kuleto's in this article about "Going Green in San Francisco"
August, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
GQ MAGAZINE lists the Bloody Elixir as
#4 in their article "The Top 20 Cocktails In America"
August, 2008 (ELIXIR GREEN DRINKS)
HEARST JOURNALISM AWARDS grants 1st Place and a $5k scholarship to
Univ. of Florida journalism student John Cox for his
"On The Spot" assignment about Elixir as a Green Bar.
July 30, 2008 (COCKTAIL CLASSES)
SF WEEKLY'S SF FOODIE columist Brian Bernbaum writes about H.'s cocktail classes
July 18, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
YUMSUGAR.COM writes about the new Elixir summertime cocktail, BLUE GIN RIZZ
July 1, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS) RADIO
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO's (NPR) local outlet, KQED, hosts a one-hour
conversation about "The Cocktail Renaissance", featuring H.,
Dale "King Coctail" Degroff and Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh.
July 7, 2008 (ELXIR ON TV)
H. mixes up some Blueberry "Mocktails" on
ABC-TV's "View From The Bay with Janelle Wang And Spenser Christian.
July, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
San Francisco's newest lifestyle magazine, 944,published an article H.
wrote about "Building a Better Cocktail" for their Arcitecture Issue: The Harvey Milk Punch
JUNE, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS, GREEN DRINKS) PDF - Acrobat Reader needed
NIGHTCLUB AND BAR MAGAZINE puts H. on the cover
and Eddie, Johanna and Ben inside for
"Green Future: The Case for Going Green" Here's the cover shot. And the article.
June 13, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
Blogger and Bartender Jay Crabb puts Elixir on his list of favorite cocktail bars in San Francisco,
on JAY CRABB'S ALCOHOLIC OPUS.
June, 2008 (ELIXIR GREEN DRINKS) PDF
CHEERS MAGAZINE put's H. and some drinks front and center
for "The Environmentalist at the Bar".
June, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS) PDF
FOOD and BEVERAGE MAGAZINE writes about the Caipirinha cocktail,
interviewing H. and publishing his Strawberry Caipirinha recipe.
June, 2008 (ELIXIR NEWS)
Historian and Drinks Correspondent David Wondrich mentions Elixir
in ESQUIRE MAGAZINE’s Best Bars in America
May/June 2008 (ELIXIR GREEN DRINKS) PDF file
IMBIBE MAGAZINE discusses Elixir’s Green Programs amongst
other bars around the country doing it green.
May, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
MAINSTREET.COM lists Elixir's Country Thyme cocktail
amongst "The Best New Summer Cocktails"
May 30, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
The SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER runs an interview with H.
in “Meet Your Mixologist”
May 28, 2008 – (ELIXIR EVENTS, ELIXIR COCKTAILS) VIDEO
On the second episode in a series of three (“Saturated with Sazeracs”),
The SMALL SCREEN NETWORK publishes a video of H. making his
contemporary spin on the classic Sazerac cocktail, The Shirazerac
(video clip with recipe published on the site).
May 26, 2008 (ELIXIR EVENTS)VIDEO
The SMALL SCREEN NETWORK’s first episode of “Saturated With Sazeracs”
shows Tales of the Cocktail Founder hosting the Save the Sazerac Happy Hour
as part of San Francisco Cocktail Week. She interviews attendees including Bill Hart
and George Fricelli of the Sazerac Company and cocktail historian and author
David Wondrich, and guest bartender Dominic Venegas demonstrates
the construction of a classic Sazerac behind the Elixir stick.
May 20, 2008 (ELIXIR CHARITY GUEST BARTENDING)
HEZROCKS blog describes a night behind the bar as a Charity Guest Bartender at Elixir.
May 17, 2008 (ELIXIR EVENTS)
COCKTALIA.COM reviews the “Save The Sazerac” event at Elixir.
May 16, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
The SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE lists the 7 Dragons cocktail
in a piece about Domain de Canton liqueur.
May 9, 2008 (ELIXIR EVENTS, ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
The SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE’s Cocktalian writer and recipe
detective Gary Regan, poses the question: “Who made this cocktail anyway?”
May 3, 2008 (ELIXIR GREEN DRINKS, ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
In a nationally broadcast piece, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO interviews
H. in Elixir about what it means to be a “green bar” and how to make some organic cocktails.
May 2, 2008 (ELIXIR GREEN DRINKS, ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
The eloquent and poetic Cocktailian, Gary Regan, profiles H. as a leader in “the green front”
and describes the Moonlight on the Peach cocktail,
in this SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE piece.
April 18, 2008
MIXOGRAPHER.com blogger and bartender JimmyPatrick
attended one of H's Cockail Ambassadors Cocktail Classes and
wrote a fun summary of the class.
April 30, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS, ELIXIR EVENTS)
MarriedWithDinner.com blogger Anita attended
one of H's Cockail Ambassadors Cocktail Classes and loved
the Elixir classic, Country Thyme.
April 2, 2008 (ELIXIR GREEN DRIKS, ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
TuttieFoodie.com covers Elixir's organic drinks program
and features the Ruby Chai Appletini.
March 22, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS / ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
San Francisco's local TV station KRON4 invites H. into the studio to make Organic Cocktails with Henry Tenenbaum on the Saturday morning news. Video feed coming soon.
February, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
LOUSIANACOOKING.COM highlights the Milkpunch Named Desire after it debuted at the Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans Media event.
February 17, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS/ GREEN DRINKS / ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
YOUR TV20's green living show "Your Green Life" does a segment on H.
making "Green Drinks" behind the stick at Elixir, including 3 recipes.
February 1, 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
SF CHRONICLE features H. in
"Bar Stars: A Dozen Trendsetters Who've Shaken Up The Cocktail Scene"
January 25, 2008 (GREEN DRINKS)
SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS JOURNAL finds Elixir's GreenBar staus as the Talk of the Town.
January, 2008 (OPINION)
"Distilling The Grape" - H. is asked about marketing grape vodkas
in WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY (Adobe Acrobat PDF viewer required)
January 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS / GREEN DRINKS)
YOUR TV20 does a news spot on the launch of Green and Tonic. Click here to see the video.
January 2008 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
FOOD AND WINE MAGAZINE includes H.'s work in its listing of the 100 Tastes to Try in 2008
December 19 , 2007 (GREEN DRINKS)
MSNBC.COM mentions Elixir in an article about green beverages called
"Drink This and You May Feel Pleasantly Green".
December 2007 (WINE COCKTAILS)
"Tales of the Winetail : Wine stars in mixed drinks" - Jefferey Lindenmuth's
FOOD ARTS MAGAZINE story about the growing use of wine in cocktails
highlight's H.'s R. H. Philips cocktails.
December 2007 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE features the Elixir Holiday cocktail, Añogo,
in its holiday issue. Article not yet online .
December 16, 2007 (GREEN DRINKS)
THE BOSTON GLOBE notes, Elixir and our Green Drinks program in a piece
about San Francisco going green called "Green Ambition" (Elixir mention on page 3)
December 11, 2007 (GREEN DRINKS)
H. wrote an article on Making Organic Cocktails in the Colder Months for Tablehopper.com
Shirazerac recipe "It's not some lame catering spread"- Colin, Gary Regan and H.
"This rich winner packs a punch." - Jordan Mackay making Manhattans at Elixir
-Duggan McDonnell on the random free BBQs at Elixir
Nov/Dec Issue, 2007 (WINE COCKTAILS / ELXIR COCKTAILS & RECIPES/ HOLIDAY COCKTAILS)
Duggan McDonnell writes about the growing trend of wine in cocktails
and features H's R.H. Phillips project and the SHIRAZERAC Recipe.
IMBIBE Magazine does not publish content online , so here are some PDF scans Page 1 page 2
October 2007 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS / GREEN DRINKS)
Listen to this Podcast of radio station GREEN 960AM as they interview H.
and profile the bar's Green Certification and Organic Drinks Program.
October 2007 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
H. is consulted on the Gin market on CHOW.COM
November 7, 2007 (GREEN DRINKS)
Elixir's green is on display again as "The Daily Bite" on IDEALBITE.com
November, 2007 (WINE COCKTAILS)
COCKTAILATLAS.com features The Vinter's Nightcapin it's Trends: Back to the Vine segment
October 26, 2007 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
7x7 MAGAZINE Spirits Editor and Drinks Blogger Jordan Mackay writes about why
Elixir is "The best football watching vibe I've seen in the city".(scan to this date's entry)
October 1, 2007 (WINE COCKTAILS / ELXIR COCKTAILS & RECIPES)
Stephen Beaumont writes about H.'s new line of wine cocktails and the movement towards their creation in NATION'S RESTAURANT NEWS (requires free registration) Here's a PDF
September 21,2007 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
Manhattan-addict Gary Regan writes about his favorite thing: Manhattans for the SF Chronicle. His list of tasty variations on the classic includes H.'s lasted, the Naphattan.
H. and Dale Degroff enjoying Jack's Ass, featured in 7x7 H.'s on the cover of SF Chron
Dale's favorite Martini (no, that's his head) Wine Section
September, 2007 (TALES OF THE COCKTAIL / ELIXIR COCKTAILS & RECIPES)
BEVERAGE MEDIA MAGAZINE's Dale "KING COCKTAIL" DeGroff wrote a great article about H., Elixir and some of H.'s cocktails. .(PDF - Adobe Reader Reequired))
September 7, 2007 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
"6 Top Notch Tipples" plauds the Elixir Manhattan in the San Francisco BAY GUARDIAN
August 1, 2007 (TALES OF THE COCKTAIL)
The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess posted a video recap of Tales of the Cocktail. Check out H's performance in the first ever Bar Chef Competition starting at 5:12 into the video.
July 27, 2007 (ELXIR IN THE NEWS)
Jordan Mackay includes Elixir as a place to get a good Hemingway Daiquiri in his blog. 7x7 MAGAZINE
July 27, 2007 (TALES OF THE COCKTAIL)
SF CHRONICLE Wine Section article about San Francisco cocktail community participation in Tales of the Cocktail, featuring a photo of H. at the Bar Chef Challenge.
July 23, 2007 (MIXOLOGY / ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
7x7 Magazine quotes H. on bartending techniques and mentions Jack Andrews in TWO seperate articles
July 23, 2007 (WINE COCKTAILS)
THE LIQUID MUSE writes about H.'s creation of wine cocktails for RH Phillips
(remember to search for the entry on this date)
Press Release for RH Phillips Project Here.
July 22, 2007 (TALES OF THE COCKTAIL)
THE LIQUID MUSE blogs about H and other San Francisco Cocktailians @ New Orlens' Tales of the Cocktail (remember to search for the entry on this date)
June 29, 2007 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
Infusions 2.0: The SF CHRONICLE applauds the rose hip-infusion used in our Eldersour cocktail
June 22-28, 2008 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS & RECIPES)
H. was recently invited to compete in the First Annual 7x7 Magazine Pour Off, as voted by 7x7 readers. He competed against some of the city's best mixologists and won "Most Interesting Use of Ingredients" for his Ruby Natsumi. To read all about it, see the photos and get the recipes, check out Jordan Mackay's BUZZED Blog for these dates.
June 17, 2007 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
The Liquid Muse writes about Elixir in her review of Cocktail Week.
May 22, 2007 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
Camper English is a local, self-proclaimed "booze writer" and has written about Elixir several times in different publications. Here's his always entertaining blog "Cocktails with Camper" and his recollection of last night's closing parties for San francisco Cocktail week.
May 21, 2007 (MIXOLOGY)
7x7 Magazine Wine and Spirits Editor enjoys H.'s Cocktail Demonstration at Bourbon and Branch during San Francisco Cocktail Week and blogs about it.
May 18, 2007 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
SF Chronicle piece on San Francisco Cocktail Week
April 18, 2007 (GREEN DRINKS)
SF Bay Guardian praises Elixir as "green drinks ground zero" and praises our GreenTeani and Eldersour cocktails
April 6, 2007 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS & RECIPES - VIDEO)
Roth Vodka launches its video-driven website, featuring clips of H. making three cocktails and discussing tools and techniques of moxology
April 4, 2007 (GREEN DRINKS)
SF Bay Guardian FEAST supplement lists Elixir in "6 Green Bars and Bistro's" stating "
this Mission saloon is all about going above and beyond"
March 28, 2007 (HISTORIC)
SF Bay Guardian Superlist Edition discusses Elixir's role as one of the most historic bars in San Francisco
March 16, 2007 (ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
Gary Regan's SF Chronicle article about the resurgence of Rye whiskey quotes H. and mention's Elixir's Rye collection. (WINE Section cover story)
February 17, 2007
INTERNATIONAL PRESS (GREEN DRINKS)
London's paper, The Gaurdian, talks about Elixir's Green lead inSan Francisco: "24-Hour Green Party People"
February 7, 2007 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
The Bay Guardian's Guide to "some of the city's sexiest, sultriest cocktails" review's Elixir's Blooming Rose Cocktail.
January 15, 2007 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
www.adashofbitters.com mention's H.'s Irish Coffee preferences
January 8, 2007 (COCKTAIL CLUB)
The City Dish promotes the Cocktail Club
January 5, 2007 (COCKTAIL CLUB)
San Francisco Chronicle's "Sipping News" touts Elixir's Cocktail Club
January 2007 (COCKTAIL CLUB / CHARITY GUEST BARTENDING / ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
San Francisco Magazine highlight's our citys cocktail culture with a feature of the best spots and people, including mentions of Elixir's Cocktail Club, Charity Guest Bartending and Vodka Salad Bar, as well as H's hunt for a unique garnish.
December 29, 2006 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
In preparation of New Year's Day hangovers, this San Francisco Chronicle article talks about
H's Bloody Maria (with a photo of H "shakin' it")
September, 2006 (ELIXIR COCKTAILS)
NIGHTCLUB & BAR MAGAZINE lists Elixir's Scary Mary organic Bloody Mary recipe as a top Halloween promotion.
(CHARITY GUEST BARTENDING)
2006 Best of the Bay
"BestWay To Turn Your Cocktail Shaker Into A Charity Moneymaker"
San Francisco Bay Guardian on our Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar.
(CHARITY GUEST BARTENDING)
San Francisco Bay Guardian on our Charity Guest Bartending program.
(ELIXIR IN THE NEWS)
SF Chronicle 96 Hours: Best Places to Watch March Madness
SF Chronicle 96 Hours: Bloody Marys That Don't Disappoint
(CHARITY GUEST BARTENDING)
SF Weekly's Katy St. Clair experiences a night at ECGB
PRESS KIT - including Photos, Bio, and PDFs CLICK HERE
Articles by H.:
Check out H.'s pieces in "the wino" at Tablehopper.com
-on Irish Coffees in the 12/19/06 edition
-on Making Organic Cocktails in the Colder Months in the 12/11/07 edition
Or check out (and sign up for) H's Blog. Link below.
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