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Negronis, Fedex’ed

The new liquor store in South San Francisco is filled with all the items your inner bartender could want at competitive prices, such as a Gold Trident Bar Spoon ($15) or a Chef’n Lemon Juicer ($22). The spirits section runs from the basic to the eccentric with highlights including Tempus Fugit’s Fernet Angelico ($56.50), Old World Spirits’ Rusty Blade Gin ($54.50) and for the rare (and not to mention wealthy) whiskey lover there’s the Michter’s 20 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon ($438).The shop isn’t exactly centrally located, so they’ve created a monthly subscription plan. Their monthly cocktail shipment includes base spirits, five classic recipes, nonperishable mixers and garnishes, with an optional initial shipment of standard bar tools. The first month brings Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Carpano Antica, two types bitters, a bottle of real Maraschino cherries and even a quality ginger ale for a Horse’s Neck (good luck getting that perfect lemon peel spiral to stay in place). The next month moves to gin, then to brandy. Right now they’re only shipping to California and New York, but plans for expansion are in the works. ■

Bitters + Bottles, 240 Grand Ave., South San Francisco,

This story was featured in W&S February 2014.

This story appears in the print issue of February 2014.
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