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Genius in a bottle
Jeffery Cross

Genius in a bottle

The beverages we're loving:

  • Fremont Mischief John Jacob Whiskey (pictured).  Distilled in Seattle with rye grown in Washington and Oregon. $33; fremontmischief.com
  • Hangar 1 Mandarin Blossom Vodka. Infused with mandarin blossoms plucked in Exeter, CA. $25; hangarone.com
  • High West Whiskey Rendezvous Rye. Blended at Utah’s first (legal, ahem) distillery to open since 1870. $50; highwest.com
  • Re:Find Vodka. Distilled from grapes grown in Paso Robles, CA, instead of the traditional potatoes or grain. $35; refinddistillery.com
  • Leopold Bros. Rocky Mountain Liqueur. Four-plus pounds of Denver black­berries in each bottle. $37; leopoldbros.com
  • Sergeant Classick Gold Rum. Made from Hawaiian molasses, distilled in Mountain View, CA. $30; sgtclassick.com
  • Pok Pok Som Drinking Vinegar. Crafted from Northwest raspberries and great splashed into drinks or over ice cream. $15; pokpoksom.com
  • ’Tude Juice Pinky’tude Apple Juice. Made with not-too-sweet Cripps Pinks from Yakima Valley, WA. From $3; tudejuice.com
More: San Francisco's new batch of gins


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