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The Best Cocktails Inspired By Fall In San Francisco
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The Best Cocktails Inspired By Fall In San Francisco

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Updated: 1 December 2016
Apple cider, maple donuts, the pumpkin spiced latte. Whether you can admit it or not, everyone, deep down, is a fall fanatic. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the beauty of the season, but people crave this time of year. To celebrate, San Francisco bartenders have crafted innovative fall cocktails. Grab them while you can. Fall doesn’t last for ever.

Plum Bar + Restaurant

If you happen to be in the Oakland area cursing the hipster hot spots, head to Plum Bar + Restaurant, which serves a fall concoction called the ‘Apple Bee’s’ that is sure to give you a buzz. Two Rivers apple cider, doused in cinnamon and infused with Barr Hill honey vodka. If that’s not fall in a glass, nothing is.

Plum Bar + Restaurant, 2216 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA +1 510 444 7586

Palm House

Palm House in San Francisco has created the pumpkin version of the classic Ramos Gin Fizz. The P.H. Pumpkin Fizz is a combination of Snow Leopard Vodka, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, half and half, egg white, and pumpkin butter. Yes, pumpkin butter. Have it after brunch and waddle your way home.

Palm House, 2030 Union Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 400 4355


When you imagine fall, you might think of crisp autumn nights, and that is exactly what Oddjob has created. The Tourniquet cocktail combines Cedar Berry Smoked Bulleit Bourbon, fresh lemon, unfiltered apple cider, and Sichuan peppercorn simple. The smokey flavor of the bourbon fused with the other earthy ingredients makes this an authentic, fall-flavored drink.

Oddjob, 1337 Mission St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 650 787 2432


Blackbird on Market Street in San Francisco offers unique, fall-inspired cocktails with simple ingredients. The Milk of the Poppy cocktail features cognac, cinnamon muddled wine, and egg nog. What seems like a strange mixture of flavors is actually a pleasantly unexpected surprise of autumn goodness.

Blackbird, 2124 Market St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 503 0630

15 Romolo

15 Romolo has created liquid pumpkin pie with its Cosmic Autumn Rebellion cocktail. It uses a squash called delicata that naturally tastes like pumpkin pie. Mix that with Spanish brandy, Amontillado sherry, lemon juice, and spiced pear, and get ready to quit your day job to drink these 24/7.

15 Romolo, 15 Romolo Place, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 398 1359