13 Expert Drink Recommendations from Nora Furst for Every Occasion

A list of home cocktails, sipping spirits, food pairings and the ideal settings to consume your favourite brands

Nora Furst has spent the last 12 years establishing herself in San Francisco. She cut her teeth as bar manager at Lolinda SF and consulting for other bar programs in the Back of the House Inc group. In 2016 she was heralded Bartender of the Year by 7x7 BayArea Magazine. In 2017 she opened Uma Casa restaurant in San Francisco's Noe Valley alongside @cheftelmofaria. She has worked for unique brands such as Seedlip and Bertoux Brandy, and today she works with both - Buddy the Bar and WestBev Consulting

She is also the judge at Global Drinks Guide. Global Drinks Guides ratings is a brand score that professional bartenders, sommeliers, bar owners, and spirit/wine buyers give to a brand based on its Quality, Value and Package. The score is calculated out of 100 and then a star rating is given based on the final score. Judges will provide professional tasting notes along with ratings scores which will then be displayed along with the judges details, aiming to give a solid credibility to the reviews.

1. If you’re looking for some home cocktails : 

“Unctuous and creamy, for a sublime martini.”

Royal Mash

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“Dynamic and well-rounded, perfect for a G+T before dinner”

Sabado Gin

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2. The sipping wines

“A versatile wine perfect for sipping while grilling with friends”


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“A food-friendly wine for dining al fresco on a summer evening.”


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3. Food pairings for the win!

“Excellent pairing with ceviche!”

Ritual Zero Proof

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“For evening sipping with grilled meats”

Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey Alternative

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“Super clean and perfect for chilled seafood”

Blackstorm Premium Vodka

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“An elegant sipper for highballs and appetizers”

Blended Whiskey | Table Blend No. 1

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“An upstanding bourbon, perfect alongside a slice of peach pie”

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

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4. It's a mood!

“Mix with coke or in a daiquiri to sip on the beach”

Ritual Zero Proof Rum Alternative

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“A robust bourbon for old fashioneds and back porch sippin'”

Straight Bourbon Reserve | Barrel Reserve

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“Rich and velvety, perfect for an after dinner treat”

Morris Australian Single Malt Whisky

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“A perfect whisky with soda for a fall afternoon”

Amrut Indian Single Malt

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Written by Stuti Khetan, Beverage Trade Network

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