Bar Agricole's Finally Set to Open in August. Here's What You'll Be Drinking

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Chronicle wine editor Jon "Bee in the Bonné" gets the scoop on the highly anticipated opening of Bar Agricole, now set to open August 15.

The project is the brainchild of Thad Vogler and Eric Johnson, arguably the most influential forces in the San Francisco cocktail and bar revival. They either started or redefined the programs at The Slanted Door, Beretta, Camino, Jardinière, COCO 500, and Presidio Social Club.

The progression of the pair's style of cocktail-making has been evolving into a cleaner and ultra-locally focused style, with a preference for agricole-type rum. That's a spirit made entirely from distilled, fresh-pressed and fermented sugarcane juice, rather than the molasses common with most other rums.

The team behind Bar Agricole reads like a Super Friends roster: Vogler and Johnson at the bar, Mark Ellenbogen (Slanted Door) in the wine cellar, and Brandon Jew (Quince, Magnolia, and Oakland's Adesso) holding down the kitchen.

Behold the cocktail menu, as sussed out by Bonné:
Whiskey Cocktail: Whiskey, dry vermouth and grenadine, absinthe, orange bitters
Traditional Sour: Blanche d'Armagnac, lemon, egg white
Brandy Cocktail: Brandy, curaçao, Italian vermouth, absinthe, bitters
Daiquiri: White rum, lime, grapefruit, Maraska, aromatic bitters
Jersey Sour: California brandy, lemon, apple, maple, aromatic bitters
Tequila Daisy: Tequila, lemon, vermouth blanc, apricot preserves, chartreuse bitters
Petit Zinc: Farmhouse vodka, orange juice, red vermouth, farmhouse curaçao
Whiskey Sour: Whiskey, lime, port, orange bitters
Presidente: California agricole, farmhouse curaçao, grenadine, orange bitters
White Rum Swizzle: Rum, two vermouths, lemon, farmhouse curaçao, raspberry
Ti Punch: Rum, lime, hibiscus bitters
Gin Cocktail: Gin, Riesling,stone-fruit bitters
Star Daisy: Calvados, gin, grenadine, lemon
Capitan Cocktail: Blanche d'Armagnac, aromatic bitters, chinato
Dry Pisco Punch: Pisco, pineapple gum, hibiscus bitters

Opening August 15:
Bar Agricole 355 Eleventh St. (at Harrison)

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355 11th St., San Francisco, CA

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