I’ve always wanted to check out the popular San Francisco Restaurant, Michael Mina. Thanks to a recent assignment by Tasting Panel Magazine I was able to not only pay them a visit, but also sample their great cocktails.
Celebrity Chef Michael Mina has become internationally renowned for his bold, balanced flavors and small-plate style, and at Michael Mina, San Francisco, the chef’s sensibilities are merged with Japanese and French influences. The dinner menu is à la carte with the option to have the chef cook for your table. The menu also features items designed for the table to share. Michael Mina was named Restaurant of the Year 2011 by Esquire Magazine.
The Tasting Panel Magazine and Purity Vodka recently teamed up to put nine of the nation’s top bartenders to the test in our Red Carpet Cocktail Challenge. Michael Mina bartender, Jennifer Russick, showed off her mixologist skills as she prepared her Pineapple Express, made with Purity Vodka.
2 oz. Purity vodka
3/4 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. homemade sage-pineapple honey
1/2 oz. homemade ginger/serrano infused Falernum. Combine all ingredients in a shaking tin. Shake vigorously and double-strain into a Collins glass, then top with crushed ice. Garnish with pineapple frond.
252 California St. (between Front and Battery)
San Francisco, CA 94111
♥ View my Photography Portfolio
♥ See What I’ve Photographed Lately
♥ Browse my helpful Articles for Clients
♥ Check out my Tips for Photographers