Editor’s Note: This cocktail is not infused with cannabis but easily could be and should be. Try a drop or two of CBD tincture to start.
BY ED MURRIETA
San Francisco’s cocktail culture meets San Francisco’s cannabis culture in a drink that honors city son/dead hippie icon Jerry Garcia.
Finn Town Tavern opened at 2251 Market St. in the Castro last week, serving 10 $12 cocktails created for famous San Franciscans. (Herb Caen, Robin Williams, Carol Channing and Margaret Cho among them.)
Non-psychoactive hemp seed oil provided toasty inspiration for Garcia’s cocktail, Captain Trips. “Then we wanted something green,” general manager Michael Ploetz said.
Ground matcha tea is dry shaken with rum, lemon juice, sugar and cardamom bitters. Drops of hemp oil float atop egg-white espuma.
Plays earthy, airy and not too sweet, like Garcia himself.