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What to Drink on the New Spicy Cocktail List at Wish

Wish Bar & Lounge
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Decade-old SoMa bar Wish (1539 Folsom Street) changed hands last year, and new owner Andrea Minoo just passed along their new cocktail list for fall. They’ve gotten into the spicy cocktail game, and a whole section of the menu is devoted to drinks made with house-infused habanero vodka, tequila, bourbon, and rum. And that stuff packs both a kick and a punch. Check it all out below.

organic habanero pepper spicy infused cocktails…


habanero margarita~ spicy espolon blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar

HOTlanta~spicy don q silver rum, peach puree, fresh mint

dirty pepper~ spicy svedka vodka, pepperoncini pepper and juice, celery salt half rim

hot tropics mojito~ spicy don q silver rum, fresh mint & lime juice, guava puree

manzanita fields~ spicy four roses bourbon, apple ginger syrup, angostura bitters

la palabra prohibidisimo~ spicy espolon blanco tequila, green chartreuse, luxardo maraschino liqueur, fresh lime juice

spicy pelle-paloma~ spicy espolon blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, kosher salt, san pellegrino grapefruit soda

ginger basil spice~ spicy don q silver rum, fresh basil, house made organic ginger syrup, cherry bitters

a bloody mess~ spicy svedka vodka or spicy espolon silver tequila with tomato juice made into our very own secret bloody mary recipe, topped with a guinness float.

other cocktails…

far east~ gin, fresh basil & lime juice, sugar

moscow mule~ russian standard vodka, fresh lime juice, ginger beer served in a copper mug

nohealani~ gin, guava puree, house made organic lavender syrup, champagne

wish sazerac~ rye whiskey, strega, absinthe, peychaud’s bitters

gitana flor~ 100% agave silver tequila, agave nectar, fresh basil & grapefruit juice, angostura bitters

limonata~ four roses bourbon, fresh lemon juice, wildflower honey water

cucumber gimlet~ vodka or gin, st. germain elderflower liqueur, fresh cucumber, fresh grapefruit & lemon juices

dark & stormy~ gosling’s black rum, ginger beer, fresh lime juice

siberian winter~ russian standard vodka, pickle juice, cornichons

afternoon tea~ st. germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, champagne

cherry blossom~ absolut cherrykran, fresh lemon juice, wild flower honey water

pelle-paloma~ 100% agave silver tequila, fresh lime juice, kosher salt, san pellegrino grapefruit soda

tainted love~ vodka, house made organic strawberry balsamic shrub (a sweet & savory fresh fruit vinegar syrup), sparkling water

swedish stockholder~ old overholt rye, cherry heering, fresh basil, angostura bitters, served over a giant ice cube

folsom fizz~ gin, fresh cucumbers, fresh lemon juice, egg whites

organic ginger mojito~ don q silver rum, organic house made ginger syrup, fresh lime juice

aeromexico~ 100% agave silver tequila, creme de violet, luxardo marschino liqueur, fresh lemon juice

oaxacan garden~ del maguey mezcal vida, fresh lime juice, house made organic lavender & rose syrup

What to Drink on the New Spicy Cocktail List at Wish