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Friday, November 5, 2010

S.F.'s New Generation of Bar Stars: Cocktail Lab

Posted By on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 4:52 PM

click to enlarge COCKTAIL LAB
  • Cocktail Lab

Last stop on SFoodie's tour of San Francisco's up-and-coming stars behind the stick, the Muppet Babies of the shaker.

Who: Cocktail Lab

click to enlarge Ethan Terry. - LOU BUSTAMANTE
  • Lou Bustamante
  • Ethan Terry.

Where to find them: Various venues (check the Cocktail Lab website)

Background: The cocktail lab crew is Timothy Zohn, Brandon Josie, Michael Linsner, Danny Louie, and Ethan Terry. It's a roving pop-up bar of sorts. "We wanted to experiment with more detailed drinks we'd been reading about and concepting," says Ethan Terry. "The idea was that, once a month, we'd have free reign over the bar to run an original cocktail list with our experimentations, and invite all our friends."

Why they made the list: Cocktail Lab's theme events are usually pretty outrageous, from Bollywood, '80s-'90s (Sex on the Beach, Long Islands, etc.), Barbary Coast gambling and burlesque, and, of course, drinking. It's the audacity to do things in a craft way without losing their sense of fun, and managing to pull it off.

Also in this series:

-Brandon Josie

-Kyle and Rachel Ford

-Trevor Easter

-Jayson Wilde

-Lauren Steele

Lou Bustamante tweets at @thevillagedrunk. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie.

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