I decided to have my evening meal at Range, and away initially interested in one of the cocktails on the menu. However, I decided upon ordering their cocktail of the day for the novelty of it. The drink was named Synchronicity, and contained silver tequila(Milagro and Pueblo Viejo actually), Cocchi Americano, Small Hand Foods Grenadine, Lime Juice, and Habanero Tincture. The drink was very reminiscent of a cosmopolitan with added spiciness and pepper notes from the tequila. Wasn’t phenomenal, but it was easily drinkable for a spicy cocktail.
I then ordered the drink which had initially caught my eye, the Golden Gate Bridge. The drink is stirred and served on one giant rock with St. George’s Terroir Gin, Perucchi Dry Vermouth, Fernet Branca, and a dash of Angostura Bitters for added coloring. This was my favorite drink of the night, and had a great amount of complexity without any flavors really clashing. The color was indeed similar to the bridge, and with the local gin(made with all california botanicals) and San Francisco’s favorite Italian liqueur this was certainly a great drink worth going in for.
The last drink was made when I asked for a spirituous whiskey drink, and the bartender explained it had two previous names: “C Note” or “Father’s Brother.” the drink was stirred and served on one giant rock with Rittenhouse Rye, Punt e Mes, Amaro Nonino, Regan’s Orange Bitters, Angostura Bitters, and a couple dashes of Cynar with a flambé orange peel. The drink definitely had great layers of complexity, and evolved throughout the sipping process. The burnt flavors from the orange was also interesting, but the drink was a touch too aperitivo for the end of the night. Definitely a good cocktail though.