A new bar project is coming to the Outer Sunset, ~WHITE CAP~, due to open Friday November 10th. Partners Matt Lopez and Carlos Yturria (both surfers) teamed up to create an elevated spot to grab a drink, but it will be less of a sandy surfer hangout and more of a “grown-up” neighborhood bar with well-made cocktails—even though it will be just two blocks from the beach. There will be a regular menu plus eight specialty drinks and changing themes each quarter. Also look for sherries chosen by Yturria and a slushie machine. Shane Curnyn (who did Bar Agricole) is behind the design, which features an L-shaped bar and banquettes. Open daily 2pm-2am. 3608 Taraval St. at 46th St.
Lustau Brandy, Pommeau, China China – Served over a cube
According to folklore, deities living in wishing wells can grant wishes. This is even more likely if the wish is spoken out loud and a tossed coin lands heads up at the bottom of the well.
Smirnoff Vodka, Smoked Pink Guava, Yogurt, Lime – Served over crushed ice
The full moon was once thought to cause insanity and even turn its unsuspecting victims into werewolves, if they allowed the light to shine directly on their faces.
Ford’s Gin, Tio Pepe Fino Sherry, Rose Lemonade – Served over a Cube
An unfortunate occurrence said to bring 7 years of bad luck to the mirror breaker. Luck can be reversed by pounding the broken parts into dust or burying them in the moonlight.
Pinch Of Salt
Havana Club Añejo Rum, Kalamansi, Ginger/Cane, Macadamia Orgeat, Lemon – Served up
Ever since Judas knocked over the salt in Leonardo Da Vinci’s last supper painting, it’s been bad luck. Avoid this fate by throwing a pinch of salt over the left shoulder
Leblon Cachaça, Smith & Cross Rum, Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry, Luxardo, Cynar, Saline, Bitters – Served up
Finding a heads up penny is considered good luck. A superstitious bride may still tuck a penny in her shoe, to ensure the financial success of the couple.
Wild Turkey Rye, Hidalgo Oloroso Sherry, Huckleberry & Cocoa Shrub, Lemon – Served over ice
For many reasons, including there being 13 steps to the gallows, this digit has long been considered doomed. Many buildings skip this floor, moving directly to the 14th.
Knock On Wood
Cutty Sark Scotch, Lepanto Brandy, Pecan Nut Orgeat, Angostura Bitters – Served up
Knocking on wood is way to keep a run of good luck going, traced back to pagans who liked to worship trees and believed that helpful spirits lived inside them.
4 Leaf Clover
La Vida Mezcal, La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry, Green Apple, Lemon, Agave Nectar – Served over ice
A universal symbol of good luck also known as a shamrock. The Irish believed holding one would allow them to see fairies and offer magical protection from the devil and other evil spirits.
Black Cat Slushy
Rotating recipe – always cool, smooth & tasty – ask your bartender about today’s concoction – Served long
In Medieval Europe people believed a black cat crossing your path was a sign that death was about to occur. They also thought black cats and witches were in cahoots.