Known for prime seafood flown in daily, premium hand-carved steaks and live nightly jazz, Eddie V’s is now adding a reimagined cocktail lineup to its modern Prohibition-era speakeasy atmosphere.
Each cocktail creation is imbued with one of three distinctive characteristics of the era: Idealism – a modern mix of sweet, crisp and tart qualities; Fortitude – balanced and remastered classics; and Decadence – indulgent libations.
Eddie V’s invites guests to sip outside mainstream cocktailing with modern creations such as the Yuzu-infused Tokyo Gimlet and the Bananas Foster Martini, or rediscover usual favorites made unusually well, like the Smoked Old Fashioned served on a smoked maple plank. (Available now at 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA AND 1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.