San Fransico

A classic cocktail from the USA celebrating, you guessed it, the sunshine of San Francisco.

90 ml Celebracion San Francisco pre-mixed cocktail
50 ml Versin (non-alcoholic vermouth)
60 ml Orange Juice
I/4 of a Fresh Orange
Crushed ice 

Put the San Francisco pre-mix and thinly sliced ¼ orange into a glass and mash together (only 3-4 hard crushes). Add the Versin and Orange juice and fill with crushed ice.  Garnish with a slice of orange or sprig of mint. 

There is meant to be a little bitterness in this cocktail which the Versin brings.

A way to add a layer of colour to this cocktail is to: before adding the ice, pour 10 ml of Grenadine into the mixture – do NOT stir. This will settle to the bottom and leave a bright red colour. Carefully add the ice so as not to disturb the layers of colour and, voila, a delightful cocktail resembling a west coast sunset!   

This recipe makes a glass (250 ml) of cocktail. 

Trevor Schofield
Trevor Schofield