It’s that time of year to gather friends and family at home. For holiday entertaining stories, I hope you consider this curated collection of cocktails now available on the menu at Tratto – a spirited, bar-driven restaurant in San Francisco.
Being the heart of Tratto’s “aperitivo” concept, the robust bar program lead by Beverage Director Cynthia Tran stirs up Italian-inspired favorites like the Negroni Flip, Limoncello Mule and Boulevardier di Mela. Each of these spirited concoctions showcase a fresh fall take on classics with a thoughtful twist.
Open from sunrise to last call, Tratto serves as a gathering place for breakfast, lunch, or to savor a nighttime cocktail after a show. Located within The Marker hotel in San Francisco’s Theater District, Tratto’s flavorful menu of simple, delicious and shareable dishes are designed to be enjoyed in a communal-style setting.
We’ve provided the recipes to Tratto’s individually crafted cocktails sure to impress your guests, that are perfect to make right while watching the leaves change.
¾ oz Gin
¾ oz Campari
¾ oz Sweet Vermouth (Preferred: Carpano Antica)
1 WHOLE egg
Dry shake egg, combine all ingredients with ice. Hard shake. Double strain
Garnish: Fresh grated nutmeg
1 oz Limoncello
1 oz Vodka
Ginger Beer (Preferred: Fever Tree)
Glass: Julep cup
Garnish: Lemon Wheel and Mint Sprig
Boulevardier di Mela
1 oz Apple infused Bourbon
1 oz Campari
¾ oz Sweet Vermouth
½ oz Pomegrante Juice
Glass: Nick and Nora
Garnish: Expressed Lemon peel and discard, Dehydrated Apple wheel
Tratto is a spirited, bar-driven restaurant serving rustic Italian fare with modern sensibilities, Tratto means the stroke of a pen in Italian, a nod to the neighborhood’s artistic history. A flavorful menu of simple, delicious and shareable dishes coupled with casual, communal-style dining creates a friendly, neighborhood bar experience inspired by the Italian happy hour tradition of “aperitivo.” Dishes such as house-made pastas and sausages, thin crust pizza, seasonal vegetables and seafood are prepared with as little manipulation as possible. Our full bar features traditional Italian cocktails with a twist, house-made Italian Sodas and limoncellos, and beer and wine sourced from the best of the West Coast and Italy.
Cheers. I hope you enjoy these holiday cocktails.
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