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The Only Cocktail You Need This Summer: The Flash

The summer of 2016 will likely be a memorable one for Carlos Yturria. It’ll be the first one he’ll spend in his own bar, The Treasury, which opened in San Francisco’s FiDi this past February. Yturria is no stranger to the San Fran bar scene. He spent years tending bar all over the city (A-16, Rye, Cantina, Absinthe, Range, just to name a few) before opening his own place. His inaugural summer drink has also been around the block once or twice. It’s called The Flash. And despite its name, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

“The Flash is a fresh, fun drink, with bright citrus and cooling cucumber,” says Yturria. “It’s fluorescent, fruity, and it goes down easy; summer in a glass!”

Yturria came up with the drink during a cocktail competition at Rye while he was managing the bar at Range. “I always kind of kept it on menus seasonally. Rye still brings it back every now and then.”

The Flash is currently the number one selling cocktail at The Treasury.

The Flash

  • 1.5 oz Aviation gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 slices peeled kiwi (1/4”)
  • 2 slices peeled cucumber (1/4”)
  • .75 oz simple syrup (1 to 1 ratio cane sugar to water)

In a mixing tin, muddle lemon juice, kiwi and cucumber together. Add remaining ingredients. Top with ice and shake well. Fine strain into a coupe, garnish with a thin slice of kiwi.

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