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November 6, 2007

The Woo Woo Tini = meh

Snagged a copy of Cazbar's drink list yesterday.

A couple weeks ago when I put the call out for cool martini bars, a few people talked about Cazbar's exotic mixed drinks.

After looking at their drink menu, I don't know what's so exotic about the Mediterranean martini or the Woo Woo Tini except their names.

The Mediterranean uses pomegranate juice, but that's nothing new.

If I had my pick, I'd try the Yeni Raki, a Turkish brandy made from raisins, grapes and anise. 

(Colby Ware/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:52 AM | | Comments (1)


Basil Martini
muddle 6-8 large fresh basil leaves in the bottom of a shaker glass.

Squeeze in half a lime.

Add One part simple syrup to three parts good vodka.

Shake well

Strain through a sieve.

Enjoy. From the drink menu of NOPO in SFO, NOPO=North Panhandle. They use organic vodka.

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