Tag Archives: Cocktails

Cocktails From Around The World

San Diego Food Finds
Uptown Tavern Mojito

Whether served blended, on the rocks or neat; these cocktails are as unique to their countries as any national dish and this is where you can find them in San Diego.

Pina Colada – Puerto Rico

Do you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain? The blended mixture of rum, pineapple and coconut cream can transport you to a Caribbean island. Many people claim to have been the ones that created this quintessential Puerto Rican cocktail but Tavern at the beach gives it a nice little PB kick. The Frozen Pineapple Express is whipped up Appleton Jamaican rum, spiced liqueur, fresh pineapple, coconut cream and lime.

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Grant Grill Winter Cocktails

San Diego Food Finds
Fall In New England

In the spirit of the holiday season, Grant Grill’s Chef de Bar, Cory Alberto is pleased to present his new seasonal winter cocktail menu – The Giving Tree.

Created in tandem with lead mixologist Jeff Josenhans’ new cider project to launch in early 2017, Cory Alberto takes advantage of all that nature has to offer this time of year, with The Giving Tree cocktail menu, also based off his favorite children’s book by legendary, Shel Silverstein. Each cocktail is inspired by a gift from trees including flavors from oak and apple trees, or smoke driven flavors from wood, bark, or fruit. 

New additions to Grant Grill’s winter cocktail menu, The Giving Tree, showcase everything from cedar and blossom foam to flaming cinnamon sticks and more.

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New Oceanside Speakeasy

San Diego Food Finds
3 Local Brothers

A staple in the North County San Diego food scene, 3 Local Brothers, Inc., will open 101 Proof in Oceanside this Thursday, October 27th.

With an ode to the Prohibition era, guests can look forward to enjoying unique craft cocktails in an intimate atmosphere at this new Oceanside speakeasy. Setting up shop in a former bank vault in the catacombs of Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank at 2002 S Coast Hwy in Oceanside, CA., this reservation-only journey begins at the exclusive vault door entrance on Vista Way. 101 Proof features copper penny floors, a copper ceiling and hits capacity at 35 guests. The cocktail lineup will utilize hand-pressed juices and hand-carved ice; patrons, however, guests can also indulge in a carefully curated beer and wine list and mouthwatering small plates by the Urge culinary team.

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Halloween Happy Hour

Sleepy Hollow

Eat, drink and be scary with cocktails this Halloween at BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant and Bleu Bohème.

Creatures of the night will be reaching for a sip of Sleepy Hollow, Bleu Bohème’s spooky cocktail. Made with mezcal, Allspice Dram liqueur and an absinth rinse, the cocktail is garnished with toasted rosemary that smokes like eerie fog.

BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant will celebrate Halloween with an extended “Hallow-Hour” happy hour special and a creepy new cocktail, the Boomstick, on Monday, Oct. 31.

The Boomstick, developed by bar manager Zack Gray, is made with Malahat spiced rum, amaretto, pumpkin, pomegranate and lime, and garnished with sage smoke. Inspired by the horror series, “The Evil Dead,” the drink is reminiscent of the sawed-off shotgun used by main character, Ash, while the tall glass and smoking sage represents a smoking gun. The Boomstick is priced at $12.

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Celebrate National Rum Day

Miss B's Coconut Club
We Don’t Practice Santeria at Miss B’s Coconut Club

Rum is a spirit with serious legs. From Colonial-era flips to tiki fantasies, the molasses-based spirit has been a part of drinking for over two centuries. These days bars across San Diego have taken classic rum cocktails and brought them into the 21st century. Drink up and celebrate National Rum Day, August 16 at these San Diego bars. Raise your glass and toast with these modern day rum spirits.

Sail away at Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach with a variety of carefully crafted rum cocktails. Drawing inspiration from the Caribbean islands and the birth place of rum, Miss B’s has a rum drink that will satisfy everyone’s palates. A must-have is the We Don’t Practice Santeria made with Puerto Rican and Jamaican rum, house passion fruit syrup, house honey syrup, fresh lime juice and saffron bitters. Floral and colorful, this drink just might have you practicing santeria after a couple of sips.

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Aperol Cocktails Take Over Happy Hour Menus

BiCE Aperol SpritzAperol cocktails are taking over happy hour menus across the nation this season. With its bitter orange taste, aperol is being mixed with other citrus liqueurs and juices to create sweet and refreshing summer drinks. 

The JRDN Mimosa

The JRDN Mimosa is a refreshing twist on a classic. Made with aperol, St. Germain, orange and Prosecco, this drink is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend.

JRDN (858) 270-5736

723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109

Trust Cocktail #1

If you’re looking for a truly unique aperol cocktail, Hillcrest’s newest sensation TRUST has you covered with the Trust Cocktail #1. Mixologist Juan Sanchez combines dry beefeater gin, aperol, sweet dolin blanc vermouth, lemon and egg white.

Trust (619) 795-6901

3752 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA

Bencotto – Argo Spritz  

Sit outside and take in the sights and sounds of Little Italy while enjoying the fresh and citrusy Argo Spritz at Bencotto. This drink made with citron vodka, St. Germaine, aperol and Prosecco is the perfect summer sipper. $12

Bencotto (619) 450-4786

750 W. Fir St. Suite 103, San Diego, CA

Monello – Sangue Dolce

Monello’s Sangue Dolce or sweet blood in Italian, is a delicious combination of sweet and bitter flavors. A mix of aperol, mango, luzardo bitter, solerno, lime and blood orange soda. $11

Monello (619) 501-0030

750 W. Fir St. Suite 102, San Diego, CA

Bottega Americano – Il Buttero

If you’re looking to spice things up, the Il Buttero at Bottega Americano is the perfect cocktail. Made with serrano infused tequila, aperol, smoky mezcal, lemon and hibiscus honey, this drink will kick start your summer. $12

Bottega Americano (619) 255-7800

1195 Island Ave, San Diego, CA

BiCE – Aperol Spritz

Sip on the Aperol Spritz at BiCE and be whisked away to Italy. This classic Italian cocktail is a thirst-quenching combination of aperol, soda and Prosecco.

BiCE (619) 239-2423

425 Island Ave, San Diego, CA

The Westgate Hotel – La Dolce Vita

Toast the summer sun while sipping on the La Dolce Vita by the pool at the Westgate Hotel. This citrus centric cocktail contains aperol, lime and orange juices, simple syrup and orange bitters. $12 

Westgate Hotel (619) 238-1818

1055 2nd Avenue San Diego, CA

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