Best Cocktail in Yolo County

Whiskey Sour – Preserve – Winters, CA

The CRITeria

The Competition

Ever since my Best Cheeseburger in Davis Project came to an end I’ve been contemplating a follow-up or similar project. I played with looking for the best cheeseburger in the city of Sacramento or expanding the cheeseburger project out to all of Yolo County. But, nothing ever stuck.

But, friends have continued to ask me what my next project would be. What I would be rating? And if they could participate? Until now I’ve had to push them off. No longer! I’ve embarked on trying to determine the best cocktail in Yolo County.

Now, I’m not a bartender and I’ve never trained as one. I’m self taught and continue to learn how to make drinks. Making cocktails is an activity I enjoy and the homemade “bar” I’ve moved across this state for the last eight years is a small testament to that. I enjoy time with friends having a drink. And my love for Yolo County is well known. This project seems like a good fit for me and the site.

But, and this is important, I don’t consider myself a ‘foodie’ or a
‘hipster.’ Both labels are irredeemably tainted with tones of elitism and smug pretension. This project isn’t about putting bars or bartenders down. It is NOT looking for the fanciest or most expensive take on a drink. I’m a drinker and I’m looking for the best drink. That could mean all sorts of things.

I’m excited about this project and I hope you’re excited to read about it! I’ll try to take plenty of pictures though I’m sorry I can’t share the delicious drinks I’ll be experiencing with you. (Unless you want to come out and have a drink with me!)

All Posts in this Series:

West Sacramento

  • Broderick’s Road House
  • Cheers Bar
  • Kick’n Mule
  • River City Saloon
  • Sail Inn Grotto
  • Station 1
  • Streets of London
  • West Sac Sports Bar & Grill



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