Erik Ellestad's cocktail blog, The Underhill Lounge, has chronicled his attempt to make every single drink in the Savoy Cocktail Book. His passion and enthusiasm for this educational adventure led him to opportunities behind the best bars in the Bay Area and features in both the Wall Street Journal and San Francisco Chronicle. His website has become THE place to find information on how to mix cocktails period. His humble personality and easy-going manner make him both approachable and admirable. Today we talk cocktails, bartending, recipes, and the Bay Area bar scene.
If you want to meet Erik and taste some of his amazing libations, head over to the Alembic on Haight St for Savoy Cocktail Night this Easter Sunday. If you tell him you listened to our conversation on the podcast, he just might make you an extra special surprise.