"This is a place where visitors from everywhere mix with locals in a casually elegant atmosphere. With some of the best food in northern California, chef Alan Kantor's menu is serious, his touch is witty—creations from the sea, nearby farms and the countryside—all natural, organic whenever possible. His cooking is the essence of genuine California cuisine. (Wine list, by the way, is superb.) Whether you catch a bite in the cozy bar or linger at a table in the Victorian dining room, there is no better place to spend time in Mendocino."
—Pat Fusco, Pacific Sun
"This tiny bar located just off the main dining room of the MacCallum House Restaurant is a must for any fan of mixed cocktails, kick ass wine or locally crafted beers. It's always on our list of spots that we must hit up before dinner and enjoy some of the best drinks and meeting some interesting people (locals and tourists)."
—Yelp, January, 2013
2 ounces Square One Cucumber Vodka
1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice 4 dashes orange bitters 1/2 ounce Roederer Estate Sparkling Wine Garnish: 1 dried rose bulb and petals 6-8 ounce martini glass
Fill a mixing glass with ice and add all of the ingredients. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the dried rose and petals.
Basil Grape Cosmo
2-3 ounces Kettle One Citron Vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce Cointreau
4 basil leaves 2 red seedless grapes 2 whole cranberries 1 ounce cranberry juice 6-8 ounce martini glass
Muddle basil, grapes and cranberries with a splash of cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and add vodka, Cointreau, lemon, lime and cranberry juices. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh grapes and cranberries on a toothpick.