With many consumers keenly interested in where their food and drink comes from and who makes it, the cocktail list of Harry Denton’s Starlight Room in San Francisco is in tune with the times. The list roams through key eras in the history of the cocktail, citing famous figures of the bar and offering examples of their work. The leadoff section, The Beginning – Punch, presents “the original mixed drink” and seafarers’ tipple of the mid-1600s. A contemporary ...

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