The New Era at 54 Mint, in honor of the Jerry Thomas Celebration. Photo courtesy of DRink PR.
Coming up December 12th-16th is a citywide homage to Jerry Thomas, known as the father of American bartenders, someone we owe a great many cheers to. He wrote How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion, a collection of recipes back in 1862—many of our current cocktails can trace their roots to the recipes in his book. Some of the city’s best bars are partnering with Bols Genever for a Jerry Thomas Celebration, offering specially priced cocktails inspired by the genever-based drinks created by Thomas more than 100 years ago. Participating bars across San Francisco include 54 Mint, Comstock Saloon, Devil’s Acre, Bourbon & Branch, White Chapel, Absinthe, Nightbird, Dobbs Ferry, Alembic, Sessions at The Presidio, Louie’s, Blackbird, The Treasury, and Café du Nord.
Tonight, Tuesday December 6th, is a community meeting with the SOS! Save Our Stud Collective, which is not only celebrating The Stud being recently designated a Legacy Business (yay!), but will be announcing next steps in the attempt to save the bar and how the community can contribute to the Stud’s longevity and success. The meeting will start at 6pm at the Stud, and anyone is welcome to attend. 399 9th St. at Harrison.