Christopher Long is the roving bartender of Libations Unlimited, a portable bar servicing Wine Country, Napa and Sonoma weddings and events
Cocktail and lounge menu features tastes from one of Sonoma’s top chefs
More than a margarita mix-in, high end tequila bars serve up serious sippers
I’m not a big drinker of cocktails in general, and I’m even less of a drinker of gin. That being said, cocktails clearly have their place: Less so with food, and more before – or after, or occasionally instead of; as an alternative to beer, when the weather or environs don’t seem conducive to wine; and certainly, as a welcome to guests who have just endured the Bay Area’s northbound assault on wine country traffic
Galangal and lemongrass make this Ginger-inspired cocktail sweet and fiery
Tres Hombres petaluma; Where to go for tequila in Petaluma? Tres Hombres. There’s a separate margarita menu, featuring everything from blended fruit sippers to traditional shaken margaritas made with their premium tequilas, making this a weekend hotspot.
Casual, family-friendly spot focused on dishes from the kitchen’s wood-fired oven from Josh Silvers. Late night/cocktails.
There’s no sound more beautiful than the clink of ice in a cocktail glass on a hot summer day. Because whether it’s 5pm or just north of noon, ’tis the season for salted rims, muddled mint and tiny paper umbrellas.
Good hamburgers in a quiet, neighborhood setting. Not to mention a full bar and milkshakes.
A favorite of night owls and winemakers, it’s a meet and eat rendezvous in the tiny hamlet of Graton.
Love whiskey? Even know what whiskey is (and isn’t)? A primer on this ancient drink and where to get it.
Jack and Tony’s Whiskey Bar opens
Channel your inner czarina at the new Vodika Lounge in Petaluma, NorCal’s first 28-degree premium vodka tasting room. As in it’s actually 28 degrees inside (four degrees below freezing).
A little bit country. A little bit rock and roll. Barndiva is the hipster hangout in Wine Country, with its organic sensibilities, minimalist barn decor and swanky cocktails.
Ready for a Hot Lips Cosmo? The revamped downtown cocktail club, Stir, thinks maybe you are. Located in the former Barcode space (404 Mendocino Ave.,), the new owners have come up with a list of specialty cocktails and a remodeled design for their July 3 opening.