“He Loves Me, He Loves me Not..” Here are a few San Francisco cocktails, with both bitter and sweet elements, to help count the ways San Francisco’s sourcing spring.

“6.” – Trick Dog

The number 6 ($13) is a nice play on the classic Martinez. The Tanqueray Old Tom gin, Alessio Vermouth de Torino, Mandarine Napoleon, almond, jasmine (stirred with a salty, chocolate-covered olive) make an aromatic, multi-dimensional cocktail with a sweet cordial finish.

Venue: Trick Dog
Location: 3010 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110,
Contact: (415) 471-2999.
Hours: Open daily 3pm-2am.
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“Not Far From the Tree” – Lazy Bear

Lazy Bear’s new cocktail program, which launched this spring, features a cocktail reminiscent of a walk through a sunny apple orchard. Try “Not Far From the Tree” ($13): Calvados Michel Huard, Oloroso Sherry, Pink Lady apple syrup, and house black lime bitters –made from crushed limes, fermented, then boiled in salt water and cooled until they petrify and blacken.

Venue: Lazy Bear
Location: 3416 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Price: Ticketed reservations available
Hours: 6pm-11pm Tuesday-Saturday; no walk-ins.
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“Diamond in the Rough” – 15 Romolo

Earthy and herbal: the Diamond in the Rough ($12) mixes herbaceous Bison Grass Vodka, iris liqueur, carrot-thyme cordial, lemon and absinthe, sprinkled with thyme and served up.

Venue: 15 Romolo,
Location: 15 Romolo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133,
Contact: (415) 398-1359.
Hours: Bar open Mon-Fri: 5pm-2am, Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2am.
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“Jet Setter” – Rich Table

Tequila, amontillado sherry, grapefruit and lemon round out the campfire appeal of this spring sipper ($12). Subtly smoky, bitter and sweet with a delicate finish.

Venue: Rich Table,
Location: 199 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102,
Contact: (415) 355-9085.
Hours: Open Sun-Thurs, 5:30pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-10:30pm.

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“Bicycle Kick” – Fog City

Aromatic, bright and perfect for a mid-afternoon cocktail, the Bicycle Kick ($11) combines locally-distilled 209 Gin, Campari, Velvet Falernum, Lemon, and sauvignon blanc, over a single large king ice cube.

Venue: Fog City,
Location: 1300 Battery Street, San Francisco, California 94111,
Contact: (415) 982-2000.
Hours: Open Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10pm and Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm.

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“Lazy Sunday” – Tosca Cafe

Solid southern porch cocktail: Beefeater Gin, California aloe liqueur Chareau, lemon, cucumber, mint and celery bitters ($12) makes for easy herbaceous drinking.

Venue: Tosca Cafe,
Location: 242 Columbus Ave. San Francisco CA 94133,
Contact: (415) 986-9651.
Hours: Open Mon-Sun 5pm-2am.
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