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What to Drink at Bar Agricole, the ‘Chez Panisse of Cocktails’ Coming in August

We haven't been invited in yet, but here's the courtyard.
We haven’t been invited in yet, but here’s the courtyard. Photo: J. Barmann/Grub Street

Thad Vogler, the local bar star who formerly opened joints like Beretta and Bourbon & Branch and has done stints at Jardinière and Heaven’s Dog, reveals his cocktail menu today to the Scoop for the much-anticipated, long-delayed Bar Agricole (355 11th Street). Vogler also created the totally local and seasonal bar program for Camino in Oakland, where even the spirits are local and at some point in the year you won’t have limes. This prompts Jon Bonné to ask if Bar Agricole hopes to be “the Chez Panisse of cocktails,” and Vogler replies, “Yeah, but for the right reasons. We want to be around [for a while].” See the full list below, featuring Vogler’s back-to-basics mixology that is meant to celebrate each ingredient, just like Alice intended.

Bar Agricole, with its LEED-certified interior and food menu by Brandon Jew (Magnolia Pub, Quince) is aiming for an August 15 opening, just in time (possibly) to go head to head with new SoMa neighbor Una Pizza Napoletana.

all cocktails $8

Whiskey Cocktail with dry vermouth and grenadine, absinthe, orange bitters
Traditional Sour of Blanche d’Armagnac, lemon, egg white
Brandy Cocktail with curaçao, Italian vermouth, absinthe and bitters
Daiquiri of white rum, lime, grapefruit, maraska, aromatic bitters
Jersey Sour: California brandy, lemon, apple, maple, aromatic bitters
Tequila Daisy with lemon, vermouth blanc, apricot preserve, chartreuse bitters
Petit Zinc: farmhouse vodka, orange juice, red vermouth, farmhouse curaçao
Whiskey Sour: lime, port, and orange bitters
Presidente: California agricole, farmhouse curaçao, grenadine, orange bitters
White Rum Swizzle with 2 vermouths, lemon, farmhouse curaçao, raspberry
Ti Punch made with hibiscus bitters
Gin Cocktail with riesling and stonefruit bitters
Star Daisy: Calvados, gin, grenadine and lemon
Capitan Cocktail: Blanche d’Armagnac, aromatic bitters and chinato
Dry Pisco Punch with pineapple gum and hibiscus bitters

Awaiting Bar Agricole: The cocktails [Inside Scoop]
Earlier: Local Mixologists Debate the Dos and Don’ts of Cocktail Pairing [Grub Street]

What to Drink at Bar Agricole, the ‘Chez Panisse of Cocktails’