Inspiration for the 4th and Webster comes from the geographical area surrounding Seawolf Public House, known as the Jack London Square district. The base spirit in this cocktail, Vigilant Navy-Strength Gin is equally inspired by Jack London's love for gin martinis and the nearby Port of Oakland's Naval history. The fresh fruit in the cocktail is inspired by the produce markets that have a long history in the district surrounding Seawolf.
Seawolf Public House
Jack London Square
Oakland Spirits Companies Gin #5, Luxardo Maraschino Liquer, Caravella Limoncello, Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur , garnished with Pansy blossoms grown on our patio.
An Italian-inspired variation on the classic New York cocktail. Celebrates Oakland's Italian heritage with colorful new presentation and recipe that aspires to be as beautiful and unique as Oakland itself.
St George Terroir, lemon, Faction Hipster Conformant
This one was Easy, from our relationship with Lance at St George and walking over from there is Faction I put the two together. They are both Pioneers in the local business’s producing amazing things to make our brains think’in....
We've been working on our own secret tonic recipe for years, and simultaneously applauding and supporting the growth of our buddy Lance's distillery. His spirits are now internationally desired, and we are so proud to highlight them in our classic renditions.
The Cat House
St. George Dry Reposado gin, Bruto, Carpano antica
A perfect toast to the Oaktown guys over at OSCO, who keep bringing such unique flavors to the market, celebrating here with the signature pear eau-de-vie from our friends across the channel at St George.
Ford's gin, Bonal, Lime, Pineapple gomme, St George absinthe, Angostura
With Port View Park being such a great place to just hang out and walk around, the Port View Potion was inspired by that same relaxation vibe you get while there. One sip of this and worries just wash away.
Walter Collective Gin, Lillet Blanc, Creme De Violette, Lavender + Orange bitters, Saint George Absinthe rinse, Lemon twist
“The Empress” cocktail is a gift from the divine, channeled through longtime CVK bartender Ena Dallas. This nectar of love and delight combines Gin to stimulate the intellect, St. Germaine to arouse sensuality, and CVK’s signature Fresh squeezed grapefruit to bring health and great fortune. When sipped by Peter Van Kleef he proclaimed “OH! This is Good!”
Cafe Van Kleef
Oakland Spirits Co. Gin, lemon, huckleberry and Bordiga Rosso vermouth
Inspiration: Mountains! I thought that huckleberries foraged just off Skyline Blvd and Italian alpine herbs in the vermouth would be a great combination with a juniper mountain spirit--especially with one made on Oakland. That, and late night Oakland vistas with Sean and Brian. *Please note: Camino does not take tips so our Cocktail Week special is $12 with zero expectation of a tip.
The Soft Notes
Oakland Spirit Company Automatic Sea Gin, Blanc Vermouth, Pamplemousse Grapefruit Liqueur, House Made Tonic Water
Oakland has always been about creation, collaboration, art, and community. The Uptown neighborhood we make booze, wine, and cider in epitomizes this core DNA. Three of the four ingredients are made in Oakland or Oakland adjacent. Also, Mac Dre and his legacy inform almost everything we create.
Kiwi fruit. These hairy little monsters might just be bananas that were bitten by supernatural beings. Rumor has it that the wolf statues here in Jack London come alive at night and roam the boardwalk.