The bar that is now Forgery has been part of the historical fabric of San Francisco for many years, with past lives as a printing press and a glass blowing studio. Now it reigns as one of San Francisco’s best new cocktail bars lead by partners Ken Luciano and Jacques Bezuidenhout, the very first Sherry Cocktail Competition winner in 2005.  Forgery has no cocktail rules – the motto is simple; a balanced approach to our cocktails, featuring fresh ingredients in an approachable setting. Your cocktail is made by friendly, well-­trained barmen and women, who are versed in the classics, as well as Forgery’s signature cocktails.

Sherry Cocktail

Shy Smile

Palo Cortado, Amaras Mezcal, Giffard Passion Fruit, lemon, egg white

It's not often Sherry gets paired with tropical fruit outside of a cobbler-esque cocktail, however this drink does it harmoniously. On the first sip, Shy Smile ignites all parts of the palate with a sweet, savory, citrus, and spice combination that leaves even the most experiences drinker wanting more.  The subtle peppery smoke of the mezcal bridges the brightness of the passion fruit with the toasted almond and vanilla finishes of the Palo Cortado.  Not only is this drink incredibly refreshing and complex in flavor, it's also easy to drink and beautiful to look at.

Shy Smile cocktail
Shy Smile cocktail