Cocktails

  • Kombucha on tap at top San Diego restaurants

    Kombucha on tap at top San Diego restaurants

    If you’ve dined at certain San Diego restaurants recently, you might have noticed something different on the drink menu—and not the latest fruit-infused IPA or mescal cocktail. More and more restaurants, including Fig Tree Cafe in Pacific Beach, Hillcrest and Liberty Station, Encontro in North...

  • Mimosas pack flavor punch

    Mimosas pack flavor punch

    Mimosas aren’t just orange juice and $5 “Champagne” anymore. With the craft cocktail movement alive and well in San Diego, bartenders and mixologists are conjuring up creative riffs on the classic weekend beverage and taking our brunches to exciting heights. Put these on your list — here are some...

  • Want to chill? Try these cocktails

    Want to chill? Try these cocktails

    When most people think of frozen cocktails, the words brain freeze, sugar headache and hangover usually come to mind. Forget those syrup-laden, artificial ingredient drinks of the past. Our local mixologists have taken the concept and transformed it into the slushie cocktail, with an array of fresh...

  • Saving the world, one drink at a time

    Saving the world, one drink at a time

    Even a superhero gets thirsty, right? Whether you are lurching in the Zombie Walk, saving San Diego as Captain America, or breaking a sweat in a Pokemon costume, you will want to keep in character even with your cocktails. Here are some of our best local spots for Comic-Con themed drinks: The Smoking...

  • Batter up: Some baseball-themed drinks

    Batter up: Some baseball-themed drinks

    San Diego is quickly becoming as known for its cocktail culture as for its craft beer dominance on the national stage. All-Star Week is your chance to try some of the local mixologists’ favorite twists on the baseball theme, while visiting a few mandatory cocktail havens near Petco Park. So put...

  • Watch bartenders battle at Tiki Oasis 2016

    Watch bartenders battle at Tiki Oasis 2016

    The top bartenders across San Diego will go head-to-head in a tiki cocktail competition

  • These are no ordinary brunch cocktails

    These are no ordinary brunch cocktails

    Getting bored with the same old mimosa and bloody mary for brunch? Looking for something different to spice up your weekend routine? San Diego restaurants have heard your call for inventive and interesting cocktails and answered with a variety of options. So get ready brunch fanatics, here are...

  • In the Mix: Steven Tuttle, Kettner Exchange

    In the Mix: Steven Tuttle, Kettner Exchange

    Kettner Exchange could be easily described as an oasis on bustling Kettner Boulevard. Amid the roar of passing cars, planes, and downtown life, the stylish and multi-layered restaurant is a beautiful respite from the urban jungle outside. Perched on a rooftop barstool, I spent cocktail time with...

  • Trending: Artichoke liqueur cocktails

    Trending: Artichoke liqueur cocktails

    Say WHAT? Some of you might be whispering under your breath, “Now she’s done it. Our cocktail girl has lost her mind.” Before you twist yourself up in distaste at what sounds like a gas-inducing cocktail, stay with me. And to those of you who already know the inside scoop on the artichoke liqueur...

  • A drinking strategy for long, warm days

    A drinking strategy for long, warm days

    Living in our glorious climate and near beautiful beaches intrinsically dictates summer house parties, grill-outs, outdoor games, and day drinking. Extended runs at imbibing can create an alcohol roller coaster of highs and lows if not handled with a seasoned touch. Check out my top five tips for...

  • How San Diego has embraced the cocktail

    How San Diego has embraced the cocktail

    We certainly have hit the golden age of cocktails. Skilled mixologists once were a rarity, but we’ve watched as they’ve swarmed to San Diego now on a mission to make classic concoctions and new combinations for thirsty locals. Technique and a touch of playfulness cohabitate in their hands to construct...

  • A few of our favorite cocktails

    A few of our favorite cocktails

    Leslie Hackett, DiscoverSD product manager I love the Spicy Gallagher from Kettner Exchange. If a drink menu includes something infused with jalapenos or other spicy peppers, it’s hard for me to resist. For me, the Spicy Gallagher is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet to satisfy my thirst any...

  • Women raise the bar in mixology scene

    Women raise the bar in mixology scene

    "From New York to Hollywood It's ladies night and girl the feeling's good" — Kool & the Gang Mixology and cocktail culture may have started out with the boys, but women everywhere are honing their chops to take center stage behind the bar. Hailing from New York, New Jersey, and right here in Ocean...

  • Best cocktail bars by liquor preference

  • Top 3 spots to grab a cheap, quality cocktail

    Top 3 spots to grab a cheap, quality cocktail

    The best places to enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail on a budget

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