Last Call for 2010 CUESA Farmers' Market Happy Hours

Zero Zero's Joel Teitelbaum shakes it up on the Embarcadero.

CUESA and the U. S. Bartenders' Guild (USBG) are pooling efforts once again this week to showcase local produce and bartending talent for the last Farmers' Market Happy Hour of 2010.

Wednesday's event incorporates preserved and pickled produce into cocktails, a way to honor those old ― and new all over again ― methods for extending the harvest. Plan on plenty of jams, dried fruit, and fermented items making their way into the drinks, along with the last gasp of late-summer produce.

For $33 you get two full-size signature cocktails made with vodka: Hangar One Spiced Pear and Fraser River Raspberry. Then there are the nine sample-size drinks made with Death's Door gin, FAIR vodka, Leblon cachaça, Neisson Rhum Agricole Blanc, Pig's Nose Scotch whisky, Royal Combier, St-Germain, VeeV Açaí Spirit, and Zaya Gran Reserva 12-year rum.

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