It's time again for Trick Dog, one of SF's premiere cocktail temples, to do one of their semi-annual menu changes, and this time around they're doing something charitable with it, and helping to enliven the local public art sphere at the same time. The Trick Dog Mural Project, as it's called, is therefore not just a menu of 13 cocktails, it's a coordinated citywide mural project that brought together 14 artists to create city-sanctioned murals which are also collected in a book. That book is both the menu for the next six months, and it's available for sale, with proceeds going to benefit local non-profits Precita Eyes and Creativity Explored.
Trick Dog co-owner Josh Harris says in the video above, "We were excited to be able to use our menu as a platform to facilitate public murals across San Francisco with an incredible group of artists and curators."
The project was curated by artists and muralists Sam Flores and Ronnie Buders, who also contributed murals themselves, and the final piece of the project, which serves as the cover of the book, is a mural adorning the outside of Trick Dog's own building on 20th Street that was a collaboration between all 14 artists.
The cocktails on the menu, thus, are named for the artists or their murals, including Jeremy Fish (Banks 5 rum, chai liqueur, Dolin dry vermouth, Luxardo Bianco Bitter, acid phosphate, and mango bitters), Brian Barneclo (Torres 15 year Spanish brandy, Hidalgo oloroso sherry, pineapple, allspice, clarified malted milk, and lime), and Rogelio Martinez (Aviation gin, papaya "som tam" liqueur, Ancho Verde, and mint).
So, assuming you're not on Sober January, head over to Trick Dog to check out the new concoctions, and after two or three, you may just feel like buying a book for a good cause.
The full cocktail list is below.
Jeremy Fish: Banks 5 rum, chai liqueur, Dolin dry vermouth, Luxardo Bianco Bitter, acid phosphate, mango bitters (served up)
Sam Flores: Tequila Ocho Plata, Ancho Reyes Original, horchata, pear, lime (served on the rocks)
Greg Galinsky: Tanqueray gin, Tio Pepe fino sherry, banana, cilantro, lime (served on crushed ice)
Vogue: Larceny Bourbon, St. Germain, apple cider, honey, lime, lemon (served on the rocks)
Optimist: Absolut Elyx vodka, Grind coffee liqueur, earl grey, soy milk, thyme, lemon, copper (served on crushed ice)
Mel Waters: Bulleit rye whiskey, blueberry bitter aperitivo, H&H Rainwater Madeira, black pepper, rose hip (served up)
Sirron Norris: Calle 23 blanco Tequila, Cardamaro, fig, chamomile, cinnamon, lime (served up)
Rogelio Martinez: Aviation gin, papaya "som tam" liqueur, Ancho Verde, mint (served on the rocks)
Strider: Lot 40 rye whisky, vin de carotte, Clement Mahina Coco, Kubler absinthe (served up)
Tunstall & Plock: Don Q Anejo & Four Square Port Cask rums, white chocolate, tapache, pineapple, rye berries, lime (served on crushed ice)
Ronnie Buders: Michter's Sour Mash whiskey, sour cherry, sour beer gastrique, sourdough, Sour Patch Kid (served on a big ice cube)
Bigfoot: Automatic Sea Gin, Arkansas Black applejack, riesling, meyer lemon, lavender, lime (served up)
Brian Barneclo: Torres 15 year Spanish brandy, Hidalgo oloroso sherry, pineapple, allspice, clarified malted milk, lime (serves two)