Drink of the Week: Mezcal old fashioned at Virgil’s

My pal Paul Suway was raving about it all night last night, so I finally caught up with him and tried it and boy was he right. Bartender Tom T. mixes ‘em up just right, and they’re smoky and mellow and damn.

And here’s the thing: because of the nature of the Virgil’s Sea Room drink menu, they’ve gotta name this drink after a notable San Franciscan. Any ideas?

21 Responses to “Drink of the Week: Mezcal old fashioned at Virgil’s”

  1. Grizzled Mission says:

    The Juan Marichal

  2. Greg says:

    The Bart Acrobat

  3. chalkman says:

    the Cesar Chavez

    • GrizzledMission says:

      He’s a Latino hero, and certainly an SF icon, but did he actually live here? I’m honestly unclear on that. Virgil’s seems to name drinks after folks with an SF presence.

    • chalkman says:

      I’m a dumbass, how about the Dolores Huerta, as it’s a spleen-buster

      • Grizzled Mission says:

        There’s a story in SFGate today about Juana Briones, whom I knew nothing about. Another promising candidate?

  4. for mayor says:

    The Cesar Ascarrunz.

  5. Bordash says:

    how about you call it the oaxacan old-fashioned, like it’s always been called.

    • GrizzledMission says:

      Because they name their menu drinks after San Franciscans, as the forty or so word post notes.

      • Troll says:

        Right but its not THEIR drink

      • Bordash says:

        yes, but does anyone know an SF figurehead directly related to oaxaca, or a mezcal proprietor related to that culture or area? ascarrunz is the best suggestion so far, but he still has nothing really to do with the drink’s history.

        • Grizzled Mission says:

          By way of example, Virgil’s has a sazerac variant called the Vivian & Marian Brown. To the best of my knowledge, the twins were neither mixologists nor absinthe distillers.

  6. Kevin says:

    They could call it a “Hamilton” after this guy – http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SN19160722.2.38

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