Cocktail Week Starts Shaking Today

Kick off Cocktail Week with a Pear Martini at BICE!

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.

  • Jsix at Hotel Solamar is offering $5 house-infused “Chile Tequila” Shots for $5 plus 1/2 off Manhattan, Chili Mango Margarita and Aviation cocktails.
  • Downtown’s BICE is also going to offer select drinks off their “signature cocktails” list at half off – including the dreamy Pear Martini pictured above.
  • Quality Social will be serving up a new $5 drink special each day. Tonight’s will be themed to match their “Reel Quality” movie and tomorrow look for the “Chata #$%* UP!!” horchata cocktail to pair with their taco Tuesday specials.

With great deals on these mixology masterpieces and many more, Cocktail Week is the perfect introduction to San Diego’s sophisticated sips.

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About Kate

I own, and use, a library card, a record player, a sewing machine and a meat smoker.  Ride my bicycle every day and will, sometimes, wear my roller skates in the house. Have a wealth of useless knowledge – for which you will be thankful when we’re teamed up in Trivial Pursuit.

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?

Hike through the spring wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Watch the July 4th fireworks over San Diego Bay. Eat Julian Apple Pie a la mode and check out the autumn leaves. Ice skate and enjoy the twinkling holiday decorations at the Hotel del Coronado. All in the same day.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I’ve always wanted to be able to stop and restart time like that Twilight Zone episode back in the 80’s, “A Little Peace And Quiet,” but, you know, without the a-bomb at the end. Basically, I just want to avoid waiting in lines.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Brunch, without a doubt. Also, cocktails by the pool, outdoor movies in Balboa Park, scouring the swap meet for vintage finds, hanging out on the patio at the Casbah between sets, lawn games and backyard barbecues.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Give me uni plucked from the sea by local divers, a warm, crusty loaf from Bread & Cie, luscious Carlsbad strawberries, sweet local lobster in season and creamy Fallbrook avocados. And, most definitely, a grass-fed beef burger with Winchester gouda and a cold San Diego craft brew.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…

Honestly, I buy my records at the thrift store and depend on my husband to download new music. Lately he's been stacking the deck pretty heavy with 90's indie rock, bluegrass covers and drone metal.  Go figure.

For more San Diego dining dish, follow Kate on Twitter @katebuska.

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