Hard Water

Erik Adkins garnered notoriety at Charles Phan's first restaurant The Slanted Door by mixing Charles H. Baker classics and his own riffs, many of which have become modern classics to…

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Bumble Bee

A crowd favorite, this frothy, rich and bright drink is from Charles H. Baker’s The South American Gentleman’s Companion.

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Agricole Rhum Punch

In this rustic punch The Slanted Door uses 100-proof Martinique rum and flavors the drink with the Christmas spices nutmeg and allspice.



San Francisco bartender Erik Adkins uses the basic Whiskey Sour blueprint for this autumn-inspired drink.


Holland Gin Cocktail

A small measure of Curaçao complements the juniper-heavy genever and the dash of orange bitters in this streamlined riff on Jerry Thomas's Improved Holland Gin Cocktail.