Specialty Drinks
Specialty Drinks

Specialty Drinks (14)

Francesca's sports bar offers a delicious variety of specialty drinks and unique martinis on a monthly/seasonal basis.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 22:07

Pliney The Elder

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Pliny the Elder is brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops. It is well-balanced with malt, hops, and alcohol, slightly bitter with a fresh hop aroma of floral, citrus, and pine. Best enjoyed FRESH! That is why we make it in such limited supply. Actual bottling date is printed on each bottle!

Where did we come up with this name? Back in the year 2000, our friend, Vic Kralj, who owns the Bistro in Hayward, California, decided to have his first ever Double IPA festival. Vic invited 10 breweries, 6 of whom (including us) had to brew something special for him since we had nothing that would fall under this style category. Vinnie had made a Double IPA at Blind Pig in 1994, but was not brewing one at Russian River Brewing at the time. He had an idea for the recipe, but not a name. After much research in beer books, brainstorming, and deliberation, we came up with "Pliny the Elder". Pliny, the man, lived in the first century- 23 to 79 A.D. According to our brewing references, he and his contemporaries either created the botanical name or at least wrote about Lupus Salictarius, or hops, currently known as Humulus Lupulus. That was a very early reference to an important part of any Double IPA! Pliny the beer has now become one of our flagship brews!

Pliny the Elder was immortalized by his nephew, Pliny the Younger, who wrote about his uncle succumbing to ash and smoke during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. while rescuing people. Cheers to the scholar, historian, officer, writer, and Roman Naturalist- Pliny the Elder!

Russian River Brewing Co.

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:25

Francesca's Bloody Mary

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Francesca's Signature Drink aka, Breakfast in a glass! This handmade masterpiece includes a full strip of bacon, two olives, two beans, one piece of asparagus and finally a tall stalk of celery.  For Bloody Mary aficionado's this is IT! Also made with bacon flavored vodka upon request.

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:24

Fat Cat Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Ketel One Vodka, Dash of Dry Vermouth, Bleu Cheese Olive

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:22

Effen Cucumber Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Effen Cucumber Vodka, Triple Sec, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sweet & Sour

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:21

Black Orchid Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Watermelon Smirnoff Twist, Watermelon Pucker, Blue Caracao, Cranberry Juice

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:20

Chocolate Bacon Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Bacon Infused Vodka, Trader Vic's Chocolate Liquer, Vanilla Vodka

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:18

Babyface Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Beefeater Gin, Dry Vermouth, Muddled Strawberries, Simple Syrup

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:17

Chocolate Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Vanilla Vodka, Trader Vic's Chocolate Liquer, Dash of Bailey's, in a Chocolate Rimmed Glass

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:16

Lemondrop Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Absolute Citron, Triple Sec, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice in a Sugar Rimmed Glass

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:15

Classic Cosmo Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Absolute Citron, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Lime

Monday, 07 November 2011 03:45

Oatmeal Cosmo Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Goldschlager, Bailey's, Frangelico, Dash of Kahula

Monday, 07 November 2011 03:44

Classic Manhattan Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Marker's Mark, Sweet Vermouth, Dash of Bitters, Grenadine

Monday, 07 November 2011 03:41

Luscious Mango Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas

Absolute Mango Vodka, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour, Orange Juice, Fresh Lime

Wednesday, 09 June 2010 11:01

Lindsay Lohan Martini

Written by Mike @ Francescas
Jagermeister, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, Coke.