The drink: The Rawhide.
Ingredients: Rye, leather, smoked tea leaves, dates, coffee, molasses.
The venue: Plum Bar and Restaurant, in Uptown Oakland.
The drink: Bonnie Lass o'Fyvie.
Ingredients: Single malt scotch, Pink Lady apple, apple jack brandy, pomegranate, yuzu, and soda.
The venue: Hopscotch, in Uptown Oakland.
The drink: Beeter & Sweet Negroni.
Ingredients: Oola barrel-aged gin, anitica formula sweet vermouth, beet-infused juice, angostura bitters and topped with coconut lemon water.
The venue: Bar Mia, in the Mission.
The drink: The Shining.
Ingredients: Fords Gin, Aylesbury Duck Vodka, dill-infused Dolin Blanc.
The venue: Blackbird, in Duboce Triangle.
Note! Order all 12 of Blackbird's new-for-the-season hip-hop-themed cocktails and you'll earn/get a free mix CD.
The drink: The Palm House Pumpkin Fizz.
Ingredients: Rum, egg white, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, half and half, and spiced pumpkin purée. (Note: not a latte.)
The venue: Palm House, in Cow Hollow.
The drink: Divine Swine.
Ingredients: Whiskey, lemon, house-made bacon-infused bitters, maple pear puree (made by marinating pears for 36 hours in pure maple syrup), and garnished with a strip of crispy bacon and a pear slice.
The venue: Spoonbar, in Healdsburg.
The drink: Prickly Pear Margarita.
Ingredients: Casa Pacific reposado tequila, fresh-squeezed lime, agave nectar and prickly pear purée.
The venue: Pacific Catch, multiple locations.
The drink: Pumpkin Pie Martini.
Ingredients: Vanilla vodka and pumpkin cream mix.
The venue: Fog Harbor Fish House, at Pier 39.
The drink: Fall in a Rum Shop.
Ingredients: Barbadian rum, house-made apple jam, allspice tincture, Amaro Nonino, and small-batch grenadine.
The venue: Hog & Rocks, in the Mission.
The drink: The Colonial.
Ingredients: Apple & Pear Mount Gay Rum, housemade apple cider, lemon, ginger beer and Dow’s Tawny Port.
The venue: PlumpJack Squaw Valley, at Lake Tahoe.
The drink: Spiced Apple Cocktail.
Ingredients: Fresh ginger, agave nectar, Real McCoy five-year Rum, Sonoma Cider, Ginger Beer, wedge of lime, and apple slice.
The venue: Left Bank Brasserie in San Jose.