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As little ghosts and goblins come out to play and traipse from house to house in their sugar-fueled quest on October 31, it’s hard for the grown-ups not to feel just a little bit envious. Just because we’ve grown older doesn’t mean we have outgrown our sweet tooths (well, some of us, anyway)!
If you’re looking for a little sweet indulgence this Halloween, fear not – San Diego offers some diabolically delicious holiday treats sure to delight those too old for trick or treating. Read More…
What do you get when you mix tequila, triple sec and lime/lemon juice? Why a classic margarita of course. February 22 is National Margarita Day (NMD) and what better way to celebrate this joyous holiday then by enjoying a Cadillac Margarita under the San Diego sun!
I know San Diego is large and finding just one place to enjoy a great margarita can be difficult. To help you out, here are a few options throughout the county after the break… Read More…
The San Diego Spirits Festival starts tomorrow and downtown’s Quality Social will be there with a booth serving Pickleback shots and tasters of their new Kitchen Cocktails.
Pickleback shots may sound quirky but they’ve got an impressive pedigree. At Quality Social, they pair a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey with a shot of homemade pickle brine to create their Pickleback shots.
With Kitchen Cocktails, QS is taking farm-to-table from cuisine to cocktails. Muddling farm-fresh produce from local purveyors into lively libations, bartenders create concoctions like the Strawberry Fizz. Made with fresh chandler strawberries from Crows Pass Farm, mint bitters, …
Certainly, the Grant Grill at the iconic US GRANT falls into that category. The 100-year old hotel has cocktail history on lock down (with prohibition era tales all its own) but continues to look to the future. They recently transformed their downtown rooftop terrace into an intimate garden farm, growing produce that inspires the seasonal culinary and specialty cocktail menus at the Grant Grill.
There, super talented mixologist Jeff Josenhans creates seasonal cocktail menus utilizing ingredients …
Over the last few months, San Diego’s top bartenders have been battling it out for the right to represent their neighborhood in this ultimate showdown. This week, I’m sharing a couple recipes from the competitors.
Today we have the “Dear Rum Diary” from Ted Gibson at La Jolla’s landmark George’s at the Cove. This is the drink that snagged Ted top honors in the ‘coastal battle’ and it definitely captures that laid-back, coastal vibe:
2 oz Plantation Rum (Barbados 5 year)
2/3 oz …
One of the highlights of this weekend’s San Diego Spirits Festival will be the Ultimate Bartender Battle. Over the last few months, San Diego’s top bartenders have been competing in neighborhood battles for the right to represent their ‘hoods in this ultimate showdown and, this week, I’ll be sharing a few recipes from the competitors…starting with the most technically challenging of the bunch.
The recipe below is for “Asians Driving Cadillac,” the drink that won Mike Yen at Avenue 5 top honors in the Uptown battle. This, my friends, is a master at work:
- 2 oz – Milagro silver
This coming weekend the San Diego Spirits Festival will take over Broadway Pier to highlight the region’s craft cocktail community and the talented bartenders who are shaking up the San Diego scene.
You don’t have to wait until the weekend to celebrate though. The fun actually kicks off today with Cocktail Week, during which area bars will be showcasing their tastiest concoctions and serving up delicious drink specials.
I live for the perfect night out. But for me, perfection has nothing to do with price, place, style or energy required, but rather the synergism responsible for turning an outing into an evening. Below are my picks for three diverse, adventurous evenings – just add good company and enjoy!
South Bay Drive-in and Ye Olde Plank Inn.
Imperial Beach is home to the South Bay Drive-In Theater, which would be completely retro, except drive-ins of my nostalgia never feature amazingly delicious, cheap carne asada street tacos and churros. Choose among three huge screens, each playing a double feature, …
Move over coffee shops, because San Diego’s tea times offer a welcome break from the usual afternoon pick-me-up. What better complement to the spring flowers cropping up around the county than a nice cup of tea? If you’re in need of recharging, head to one of these charming tea spots for a relaxing respite.
Urban Tea at Café Chloe
The elegant yet relaxed French bistro in San Diego’s East Village offers a tea service to die for, including a selection of sandwiches, housemade cakes, cookies & sweets. The $29 per person service includes a pot of gourmet tea, or a …
The upcoming drink menu will launch on April 15 (Tax Day) and will include house-infused floral flavors from Lilac, Dandelion, Hibiscus and other seasonal blooming flowers.
The best part? In honor of Tax Day, drinks will be specialty priced at only $4.15 each. Cheers to Uncle Sam!
Seasonal Flower Cocktail
Nolet silver gin, Rothman’s apricot liqueur, saffron syrup, organic Gewurztraminer grape juice
Lilac infused Tanqueray sterling vodka, parfait …