H. Joseph Ehrmann: On San Francisco's Cocktail Culture Past and Present

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Can you give us a few rules of thumb for pairing cocktails with food?:
The basics of chemistry and flavor rule. Use acid to cut fat. Bitter and sour are great before dinner to get digestive juices flowing. Let the drink complement the food, where the food leads (since it generally washes it down). Don't get too crazy with ingredients and flavors; less is more. High proof spirits can ruin a meal, so keep it average to low-alcohol, and above all, enjoyable.

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