I love to photo cocktails (and drink them) and I’ve been lately I’ve been doing both for Oakland Magazine’s cocktail column. In every issue the writer finds a delicious drink and gets the recipe from the bartender. I also photo cocktails for Oakland Magazine restaurant reviews too. Between the two, I thought I’d share some favorites…
Tabi Musselwhite makes the Corpse Reviver #2 at Haven Restaurant, 44 Webster St, Oakland CA. Photo: Lori Eanes
The “scratch” Pimm’s Cup cocktail at East End Restaurant and Bar, Alameda Marketplace, 1650 Park St, Alameda CA 94501 510. 263.9630. Photo: Lori Eanes
Of all the cocktails photographed here my favorite was the Pimm’s Cup. It’s made from Pimm’s No. 1, a spirit from Great Britain. You can get a recipe from www.foodandwine.com, but it’s so dangerously easy why even bother. Just mix Pimm’s with ginger ale or lemon-lime soda one to one. Add fruit— apples, oranges, cucumber, mint and ice and you’ve got a great way to end the day. Or, for the best version, stop by East End Restaurant and Bar in Alameda.
The Featherweight a cocktail (with flowers frozen in the ice cubes) by Jessica Moncada and Zoe Carrasco bartenders of Doble Bar at Geoffrey’s, 410 14th Street. Photo by Lori Eanes
Check out the recipe for the Featherweight from Oakland Magazine here. It’s perfect for a summer evening.
The Bee’s Knees Cocktail made with meyer lemon juice by Andrew Adams of Adesso Bar.