Picture of Todd Carnam, Beverage Director

Ty Caudle

Beverage Director

Ty spent years catering, voraciously reading cocktail books and bartending manuals, before breaking into the industry. He joined The Interval in 02016 as Lead Bartender under the tutelage of Jennifer Colliau. Now, as Beverage Director, he welcomes the responsibility of honoring the artisans behind every ingredient served at The Interval.

Time Capsule (02014-02020)

Since the Interval first opened in 02014, dozens of cocktails from former Beverage Directors Jennifer Colliau and Todd Myles Carnam have wended their way into our guests’ hearts, some for just a night, some for weeks and months on end. A few, however, became iconic, so inseparable from the space and concept of The Interval that to no longer offer them would be unthinkable. Jennifer and Todd have moved on from The Interval but the drinks in this section all bear their inimitable stamp.

Pictured here: International Orange

Decanted Mother-In-Law

bourbon, curaçao, maraschino, amer and bitters; served in an apothecary bottle

Escondido

cinnamon mezcal, Amaro Ciociaro, cacao, Angostura and chile tincture; served hot

I’ve Grown To Love Life Too Much

cognac, spiced pear liqueur and creme de cacao; served neat with a pour of sparkling wine on the side

International Orange

aged gin, Italian vermouth, bitter apéritif and bitters; served up

Navy Gimlet

high-proof gin and lime cordial; served up

Old Dutch

old & young Genever, Italian vermouth, Gran Classico; aged in a Sherry-seasoned barrel and served on the rocks

Shut Up & Play the Hits

Where would we be without those that came before us? An attempt to pay humble tribute to the brilliance of our predecessors, this section includes a rotation of greatest hits from Interval alumni and menus past, a compelling breadth of offerings to satisfy all palates.

Pictured here: Four Ways to Play

Abejita

reposado tequila, honey, lemon and Cynar; served on the rocks

Four Ways to Play

rye whiskey, amaro, curaçao and orange bitters; served on slanted ice with an orange twist

Hacker Club

lime-infused rums, maté syrup and seltzer; served tall

Improved Calvados Cocktail

Pays d’Auge Calvados, Benedictine, Green Chartreuse and Angostura; served on slanted ice

Interval Spritz

Aperol, Prosecco, Campari, clarified lemon, grapefruit oleo and seltzer; carbonated

Oaxacan Old Fashioned

reposado tequila, mezcal, Ancho Reyes, agave, chocolate bitters; served on slanted ice

The Bartenders

Each of the Interval’s talented bartenders has specific cocktail interests. Some tend towards whiskey, others to gin or brandy; some prefer slow sippers, others drinks that are shaken and refreshing; some keep it simple, others gravitate towards the baroque and complex. In this, our most unique and personal section, we offer the creations of our very own bartenders, drinks they’ve conceived and labored over for weeks or sometimes months until, finally, they’ve achieved their vision.

Pictured here: Black Sand

Black Sand

blended scotch, raspberry, almond, cinnamon and lime; served over ice

Early Retirement

Pommeau, brown butter blended scotch, ginger, lemon and nutmeg; served up

Looks Like Rain

cinnamon mezcal, lime, maraschino and Creme de Violette; served over ice

Three Word Title

vodka, Prosecco, passionfruit, almond, lime and cinnamon; carbonated

Verdant Spring

gin, cucumber, spiced lime and sparkling water; served tall

Drinking the Diaspora

We are indebted to each person that departs their home and graces our shores. While leaving so much behind, they enrich this place with their traditions, ingredients and ingenuity. Equal parts adventurous and comforting, this collection of drinks aims to showcase the creative bibulous spirit of those who have migrated stateside.

Pictured here: Umeshu

Boilo

spiced whiskey, orange blossom honey, Averna and Angostura; served hot

Picon Punch

Vodka, Spanish brandy, Romolo Amer Picon, grenadine, clarified lemon and seltzer; carbonated

Umeshu

ume, Shochu, rock sugar; served over ice

Wisconsin Old Fashioned

brandy, cherry, orange juice, seltzer and Angostura; served over ice

Booze Free

Pictured here: Bitter Orange Old Fashioned

Bitter Orange Old Fashioned

Chinotto and bitters; served over ice with orange zest

Cranberry Douglas Fir Shrub

tart vinegar-based shrub and seltzer; served tall

Hella Cocktail Co. Aromatic Spritz

cinnamon, star anise, gentian root and rose hips; served over ice

Spicy Ginger Honey Lemon Tea

refreshing and invigorating; served hot

Mikkeller Drink’in The Sun N/A American Ale

Untitled Art Florida Weisse N/A Wheat Ale

Berliner Weisse with cranberry and passion fruit

Wine and Beer

Wine

Sparkling Wine

Giavi Prosecco Superiore Brut NV
Ultraviolet Sparkling Rosé NV
Liébart-Régnier Instinct L Extra Brut NV

White

Ameztoi Geteriako Txakolina 02020
Le Domaine d’Henri Petit Chablis 02019

Rosé

Scribe Una Lou Rosé of Pinot Noir 02020

Red

Ultraviolet Cabernet Sauvignon 02019
Deux Punx Old Vine Zinfandel 02019

Beer

Draught and Bottled

Alvarado Street Monterey Beer - 12oz, 4.5%
Self Care Fresh Hop Hazy N/A IPA - 16oz, 0.3%
Alvarado Street Pie Hard With A Vengeance - 16oz, 8%
Berryessa Peels Like Summer Witbier - 16oz, 5.0%
Mikkeller SD Beer Geek Breakfast Oatmeal Coffee Stout - 16oz, 7.5%
Mission Trail Tres Bayas - 12oz, 5.5%
Alvarado Street Mai Tai IPA - 16oz, 6.5%
Calidad Mexican-style Lager - 16oz, 4.5%
Heater Allen Czech Pilsner - 16oz, 5.0%

Long Now Spirits Tasting

St. George Spirits in Alameda graciously created three spirits for The Interval; they can be seen hanging in our bottle keep above you. A donation of $1500 to The Long Now Foundation gives you your own liter of gin, bourbon or single-malt whiskey, which we will pour straight or make cocktails with for you and your guests.

Long Now Spirits Tasting

1/2 oz. each: Bristlecone Gin, Single Malt Whiskey, and California Straight Bourbon

Coffee and Tea

Coffee and Tea by Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters and Song Tea

Coffee

Coffee by Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters

Single Origin Drip
Espresso
Americano
Cortado
Cappuccino
Latte
Mocha

Tea

Tea by Song Tea

Fragrant Leaf
Nantou Dark
Spicy Ginger and Lemon
Shan Lin Xi Winter Sprout
Fifty Eight
Carrot