Our story

JW Hawthorne was born through years of obsession with the bar and spirits industry in San Francisco. We’ve witnessed the proliferation of specialty cocktail bars and booze shops as they’ve popped up across the country. We’ve befriended distillers, distributors, bartenders, restaurateurs, and patrons who share the same passion. We’ve studied through word-of-mouth, apps, books, and practice. We’ve led courses for fellow cocktail enthusiasts, created menus for restaurants, weddings, and other special events.

Through it all we seek to bring pleasurable experiences via enticing, yet approachable classic and new-age drinks. Let's enjoy a drink together.





Videos collaboratively produced with Jichen Deng


July 6th, 2015 Cocchi Spritz, Plus Thoughts About "Low Octane" Cocktails

June 17th, 2015 Building Your Bar, Part 1 - Alcohol & Mixers

June 2nd, 2015 The Winter Sun

May 12th, 2015 A Simple Mai Tai

April 14th, 2015 Som" Honey, A Drinking Vinegar Experient

March 30th, 2015 Mastering The Art of Ice, And A Classic Mint Julep

March 30th, 2015 The Sazerac, and a Little Taste of The Big Easy

January 28th, 2015 A Bittersweet Affair

June 27th, 2014 Old-Fashioned

July 9th, 2014 R(h)um Daiquiri

July 28th, 2014 The Negroni, a Drink For Every Occasion

August 19th, 2014 Tommy’s Margarita

September 9th, 2014 Rosemary Gold

October 22nd, 2014 Wanderlust

November 13th, 2014 Death & Co’s Lilywhacker

December 9th, 2014 Pomegranate French 75