Located on 2633 Riverside Blvd in Sacramento, California, you’ll find the one and only Riverside Clubhouse. It’s the well-known Land Park neighborhood restaurant that everyone has come to love, situated just minutes from Downtown and the State capital.
Upon entering Riverside Clubhouse the interior of the restaurant has a sophisticated and cool ambiance that grabs your attention. To the left of the bar, you will find an open wall to the atrium/patio dining area that has a sleek and relaxing water feature for the aesthetics. This restaurant is warm and welcoming, which allows patrons to sit back and treat themselves to a fun and inviting dining experience.
I visited Riverside Clubhouse and had the chance to talk to the father and son owners, Bill & Chip Crawford. They’ve been a customer of Blue Dog Beverage for a few years now, and I wanted to get a closer look at, or taste I should say, of the cocktails they make, in addition to learning more about their restaurant.
This father & son duo are no stranger to hard work. I quickly learned that they each work 80-90 hours every week. They take pride in top tier customer service which has them dedicated to the job. Bill and Chip bought Riverside Clubhouse 3 years ago from Matt and Fred Haines who first opened in 2003. Prior to that it was the Hereford House.
Blue Dog Beverage
Blue Dog Beverage has more than 700 beverages and snacks that we distribute to a variety of businesses. We deliver to grocery stores, convenient stores, liquor stores, gyms and health centers, educational institutions, entertainment establishments, bars, and restaurants. We have something for everyone.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at how this restaurant uses our drinks as mixers for delicious cocktails.
First up was the Blood Orange Spritz, made with our Bundaberg Blood Orange sparkling juice beverage.
For the recipe you will need:
- 1.5 oz Aperol
- 3 oz Champagne
- 2 oz Bundaberg Blood Orange soda
- Splash of soda water
- Garnished with an orange wedge
The next up was a twist on a White Linen. A special drink Chip created right in front of me using the Mr. Q Cumber soda that was just delivered to the restaurant. After some thought Chip landed on the name Summer Linen. This drink really holds true to its name.
For this recipe you will need:
- 1.5 oz J.J. Pfister (organic local gin)
- .5 oz Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- .5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- .25 oz simple syrup
- topped with Mr. Q Cumber
- Fresh Mint garnish
- Cucumber garnish
The Take Away
Although the first drink made went to an awaiting customer, I had the pleasure of sampling the Summer Linen. Now, when I say “sample,” what I really mean is that I “drank the whole thing.” It’s one of those drinks that are so refreshing that you don’t even realize it’s a cocktail.
Upon my first sip, I looked up at Chip and commented how fast this drink would be gone. He then explained that it’s one of those drinks that get away from you. Before you know it, you’ve had three in a short amount of time. I couldn’t agree more. So delicious, and it truly tastes like summer.
I highly encourage everyone who reads this article to check out Riverside Clubhouse, if you are in the Sacramento area. You’ll leave happy after a delicious meal and drinks. if you’re not in Sacramento and can’t make it in, then give these awesome cocktails a try at home.