Best Flaming Drink San Francisco 2011 - Top-Notch Volcano at Smuggler's Cove
While the future of the Tonga Room remains in question (at least in its current location in the Fairmont Hotel), the 2-year-old and comparatively nondescript Smuggler's Cove offers a more potent alternative to the Tonga's tipples. The Top-Notch Volcano blends pineapple, lime, and passionfruit juices with maraschino plus a private reserve rum, the origins of which aren't made public. The drink is served in a bowl anchored by four tiki gods, whose heads are set aflame in a garish display. While the Volcano is intended for four, a few extra people could still sneak into the bowl and start the process of being smashed.