SF: Bar doing Negroni cocktails — on tap!
on 19/08/11 at 3:34 pmSpirits
Still only a fortnight old, Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen rolled out a special treat over the SF Chefs weekend: Negroni cocktails on tap.
As far as bar manager Kevin Diedrich knows, it’s the first cocktail in San Francisco to be offered on tap.
It’s a practical solution to the volume that Jasper’s does in its 130+ seats; it saves the bartenders a lot of time. When Jasper’s opened, they had Bols Genever on tap (they still do, BTW), but that prompted the team to think about what else they could put on tap.
Diedrich says that trying the Negroni in one of the wine taps was logical experiment because it’s a straight spirit cocktail, so the mixture of Plymouth gin, Campari and sweet vermouth doesn’t need to be diluted when poured. They serve it over rocks.
Expect the Negroni to stay on tap for another month or two, and then they plan to try another cocktail. They can’t do a shaken cocktail (at least that they’ve figured out), so expect another spirituous libation, possibly a Martinez.
Jasper’s Corner Tap: 401 Taylor St., at O’Farrell Street; (415) 775-7979 or