Monkey in the morning

Morning Fog, Canon

Illustration by Sarah Hansel

The bartender told me The Morning Fog and Lovebird are the two crowd favorites at the new upscale East Sac restaurant, Canon. I went with Morning Fog ($12): Monkey Shoulder blended whiskey, pür spice blood-orange liqueur, OJ and sweet vermouth, topped with a dried lemon slice. Catching a whiff before my first sip, the drink has a subtle cider smell. The smaller bits of ice gave it a pleasant slushee-like consistency. The Morning Fog is the kind of quality craft cocktail you’d expect in this clean, stylish spot. 1719 34th Street,