Please note Cold Drinks Bar will open @7pm tonight!
Once and long ago in that time when the world had again fallen in love with Shanghai, there was a little bar serving cocktails to everyone of interest in the French Concession...Who? Gangsters, Artists, Poets and Presidents, of course. This bar was called Cold Drinks, we think, and to have found refuge inside, was a rare treat -- even for a President. The things you did and said inside Cold Drinks were jewels lost to time; Join us again...share laughter, create your own story...or two and have a Cold Drink.
NIGHT & DAY IN CHINATOWN
Glengrant 12, Asian Pear Shrub, Black Pepper Syrup, Orange & Peychaud's Bitters
GRANT AVENUE SHAKEDOWN
Kikori Whiskey, Capurro Pisco, oleo saccharum, La Madre, Cabernet, Rose Tea
RED: Xavier Besson "Le Petit Pretan," Givry Premier Cru, Pinot Noir, Burgundy FR 2016
RED: Curran Tampranillo, Santa Barbara, CA 2017
RED: Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon, Shangri-La, Yunan, China
Trio of Taro Chips - Spicy, Garlic and Green Tea
BBQ Pork Char Siu 'Dutch Crunch' Baked Buns (3)
Crunchy Chewy Duck Fat Caramel Pop Corn
Rumaki, Braised Duck Liver, Jicama & Crispy Bacon, Two Sauces
Grilled Five Spice Edamame & Boiled Star Anise Peanuts
Lucky Buddha Beer
Westmalle Trappist Tripple Ale
Sam Smith Chocolate Stout
Sam Smith Pear Cider
SOMETHING BARTENDERS LIKE TO SIP ON
GLEN GRANT 18 YEAR
Speyside #1 Single malt scotch whisky in "Whisky Bible" for the last 3 years. Green Apple, light Vanilla, medium body.
ARDBEG AN OA
Islay. Young and fun. Great introduction to smoky whisky. Light smoky, slightly woody, stone fruit, light body.
BLANDOCH 17 YEAR
Lowland. Aged in bourbon cask and finished in California red wine cask. Limited released on 2018 to celebrate 200 year history of Bladnoch. Hazelnut, slightly acidic, a little bit salty licorice lingering around. Medium body.
CRAIGELLACHIE 13 YEAR
Speyside. Meaty, sweet apple [ie, spicy and slightly smoky. The body of Dewar's blended scotch whisky. Light body.
CRAIGELLACHIE 13 YEAR
Speyside. Meaty, sweet apple pie, spicy and slightly smoky. The body of Dear's blended scotch whisky. Light body.
DEVERON 12 YEAR
Highland. This is a new expression from legendary Macduff distillery. It is located alongside Deveron River. Baking spice, sweet apple pie with a little waxy malt. Medium, sweet and salty toffee finish. Medium body.
SPRINGBANK 15 YEAR
Cambeltown. Light, fruity Speyside on the front palate with smokey Islay breath. Heavy body.
Lowland. Aged 2 years in sherry casks and 1 in bourbon cask. The fruitiest whisky we have on the back bar. An amazing nightcap on a cold San Francisco night. Medium body.
Highland. Famous for using wild yeast that grows near the distillery for fermentation. 10th release in their award winning private release series. Baking spice and barley on the nose, white pepper, biscuits and apple pie flavors with a lingering finish. Heavy body.
Highland. She came back after first released in 2008. Oaky, rich and long finished. Heavy body.
MORTLACH 20 YEAR
Speyside. The oldest of the three Mortlach single malts that were released in 2018. Sherry cask aged, leather and light tobacco on the nose. Orange, fig, red berry and brandy butter on the palate. Finish of beautiful Christmas Spice. Medium body.
SOMETHING WON'T BE HERE LONG
COMPAS BOX AFFINITY
Blended Spirit. First on our list that is actually a blend of 37.5% Calvados and 62.5% assorted finished whiskies - apparently these two spirits do have an affinity for one another). Spiced apples and pears on the nose, bittersweet citrus peel and rye bread on the palate with a short, crisp finish. Light body.
KILCHOMAN COMRAICH BATCH 2
Islay. 3 SF bars are chosen this year to have this beast. Fresh Bourbon casks show your whisky nose a nice holiday flavor. You think you are ready for this smoky beast? Heavy body.
PORT ASKAIG 25 YEAR
Islay. Caol Ill is the discovery of this year. Vintage cask from 1984. For the [rice point, this is a steal. Port Askaig is a small village on the isle of Islay. This one has an old school Islay nose with a rich body. Slightly mineral, ashy and peaty. Heavy body.
ORPHAN BARREL FORAGER'S KEEP
Speyside. The first ever single malt scotch from Orphan Barrel team. 26 years old. Sourced from Pittyvaich distillery. You are going to take a bite on a crispy red apple. Light body.
YAMAZAKI 18 YEAR
Kyoto. The most well know Japanese single malt whisky. 20% aged in American oak & Japanese oak. 80% juice from sherry butt. Sweet, tobacco resin. Heavy body.
EXCLUSIVE MALTS TOMINTOUL 2006
Speyside. This is probably one of the last Exclusive Malts product we can get since this brand is discontinued recently. Refill sherry butt, extremely rich nose, honeycomb, tropical fruits and warm long finish. Heavy body.
THE BOSS HOG V
Vermont! 13 year old American Rye whisky finished in Calvados casks. Apple cider, spice, maple. Heavy body.
SIDE BY SIDE
A TASTY SWEET TREAT
Glengrant Mortlach 20 year Glenfarclas 25 year
Laphroaig 10 year Ardberg Uigeadale Exclusive Malt Islay
Old Pulteney 17 year Oban 14 year Rock Oyster
Cindy and George and the Cold Drinks Team delight in serving you here and hope you find solace, refuge, and better yet, celebration, of a good day's work. "Strangers when we first meet...good warm- hearted friends when we see each other again" as goes the Chinese saying...we look forward to having you back with us...soon. @ColdDrinksBar #ThisIsFun . #ScotchForAll
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.