Best Gin Selection San Francisco 2010 - Tsunami Mission Bay
Plenty of bars stock enough different whiskies to choke a highlander or a Kentucky colonel, but who slakes the thirst of gimlet, martini, and Singapore Sling devotees? The complex botanical pleasures of gin are celebrated in abundance at Tsunami, a brick, glass, and blond-wood sushi joint a block from AT&T Park. An impressive 58 different gins are offered in a variety of cocktails and configurations: light, aromatic genevers; sweet Old Toms; a full-bodied Plymouth; dry London gins. Sure, you can opt for Tanqueray, Beefeater, or Gordon's, but nothing tickles your Gibson like a boutique French Magellan, a Dutch Zuidam, Colorado's epic Jackelope, or San Francisco's own Junipero. Sip them with a shot of Q, Fever Tree, or Fentimans tonic or in one of the intriguing house cocktails (the Cloister with No. 209 gin, yellow chartreuse, grapefruit juice, and honey is particularly soothing).