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Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Good taste: Boost your Pride month heels with a drink – forever

By Vaseline May30,2024

Good Taste leads you to good food in the Bay Area. Your guide is a teetotaler, but couldn’t help but notice some drink specials for Pride Month with proceeds going to nonprofits that were worth highlighting for the month of June. That’s why we raise a rare spirited glass – to share and toast these efforts!

JM from Starbelly! Pride floats. Photo by Fred Rowe

JM! Pride Float at Starbelly

Starbelly (3583 16th Street, SF) is serving up an adorable float for adults made with bergamot, berry and citrus vodka, lemon, Fee foamer and Fruity Pebbles and donating 10 percent of proceeds to SF’s LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth. The cocktail is a collaboration between Tito’s Vodka and eternal local drag goddess Juanita More!

The queen bee of El Techo

Queen bee at El Techo

El Techo (2516 Mission St., SF) will donate 10 percent of Queen Bee sales (Zacapa Dark Rum, pineapple juice, chocolate bitters, honey and edible gold glitter) to SF LGBTQ Youth Services. The rooftop restaurant is also hosting a Pride party with DJ Livv on June 22 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Super Duper Burgers’ Pride Shake

Pride shake at Super Duper Burgers

Fruity Pebbles as an ingredient is a popular choice for Pride Month drinks this year. The cereal loved by all ages will appear in the Pride Shake (Fruity Pebbles, rainbow sprinkles, coffee cake crumble and Straus’ organic vanilla soft serve) at Super Duper Burgers (several Bay Area locations) during the last two weeks of June. It will be available in kids and regular sizes, with 50 cents and $1 donated respectively to the TGI Justice Project Black Trans Cultural Center.

The little red dress from Starlite

Little red dress at Starlite

The top-floor lounge, once known in old San Francisco as Harry Denton’s, is now the Starlite (450 Powell St., SF) in the also new Beacon Grand Hotel. Starlite is serving the Little Red Dress (vodka, blood orange juice, Meyer lemon, simple syrup, dry sparkling wine and luster dust) during Pride Month. 25 percent of the proceeds will be earmarked to donate to the Rainbow Honor Walk in the Castro, which is currently home to 44 icons and could use financial support to develop and install the next 24 awards.

Here’s the recipe if you want to make the Little Red Dress at home, courtesy of Starlite (but be sure to stop by and contribute):

The little red dress from Starlite

1.5 oz vodka

1 oz blood orange juice

0.75 oz Meyer lemon

0.5 oz Simple syrup

1.5 oz dry sparkling wine

Shine fabric

Add all ingredients, except the sparkling wine, to a shaker and shake. Grate the lemon over a cocktail coupe. Double tax on a compartment. Add sparkling wine and sprinkle with glaze.

Tamara will launch her again California food project with a weekly newsletter on June 4.

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