Did you know that the first champagne cocktail recipe can be traced back as far as 1862? While sparkling wine is an intricate flavor experience in itself, there’s no doubt that the addition of spirits and bitters into the mix makes for a dynamic profile that rouses the senses and further accentuates each ingredient. Experience some of San Diego’s finest sparkling cocktails at these restaurant hotspots around the city!
A welcoming hangout paired with elevated coastal cuisine, WESTROOT Tavern in Carmel Valley offers their Champagne Cocktail, infused with Skyy Vodka, Giffard peach, lemon juice, champagne and lemon zest. An invigorating balance of citrus and peach notes melded with crisp champagne bubbles, this libation is suited to a swanky night out.
A San Diego staple and trendy hotspot in the Gaslamp District, Osetra boasts a menu brimming with inventive dishes that continue to transcend the city’s culinary realm. Sip on their St. Petersburg cocktail, mixed with Russian Standard Vodka, basil, St. Germaine, simple syrup, lemon juice and sparkling wine. A fusion of zesty citrus notes with aromatic and peppery essence from fresh basil, and finished with the effervescence of sparkling wine, this drink is truly unique.
Nestled in eclectic Hillcrest, Uptown Tavern is an imminent magnet for the fun-seeking foodies of the city. Enjoy their Champagne All Day cocktail, an intermingling of citrus vodka, fresh lemon, strawberry and champagne. Exuding simplicity in its complementary fruit notes, this cocktail intends to showcase its champagne component at the forefront of its flavor experience.
Looking for a spot open 24/7 with a laidback atmosphere and seriously delectable dishes? Look no further than Brian’s 24 in the Gaslamp District. Satisfy your sparkling cocktail fix with their Belli-Tini, infused with Absolut Apeach, Peach Schnapps and OJ, topped with sparkling wine. Refreshing with fruit-forward notes, this sparkling masterpiece aims to please.
A quaint setting nestled in Pacific Beach, Fig Tree Café offers creative dishes matched with refreshing cocktails to please the palate. Sip on theirBlackberry Bliss cocktail, mixed with vodka, champagne, muddled mint and blackberries. A fresh blend of deep acidic notes from fresh blackberries, with underlying mint essence, this bubbly treat is crafted for the fruit-driven.
If a beachy hangout is in order, head over to PB AleHouse in Pacific Beach for their Mission & Grand cocktail. A fusion of fruity, citrus notes cradled by effervescent bubbles, this cocktail is made from Russian Standard Vodka, cucumber, raspberry, elderflower, lemonade and sparkling wine.