Raise a spirited glass full of bright colors, Mother Nature’s beauty, and natural ingredients! Whether infused with hints of floral flavor or adorned with delicate petals, crafted cocktails are the new bouquet in hand. Enjoy these flirty and fabulous cocktails to ring in the spring!
Take a drive up the coast to Encinitas to enjoy Union Kitchen & Tap, a modern yet rustic eatery that is drawing the North County crowd in droves. Featuring cuisine made from scratch, craft beers, signature cocktails, and an unrivaled stylish and comfortable ambiance, it’s no surprise that this dining destination is the seaside town’s greatest hot spot! For a sweet and floral flavor twist on the classic old fashioned, try the Mrs. Fox, a mix of strawberry-rhubarb Jack single with black rose liqueur and angostura bitters.
While in North County, be sure to bid bienvenido to Oceanside’s Jalisco Cantina, a recent addition to the eclectic and diverse food and drink scene in this beachside town. Home to elevated, scratch-made Mexican fare, some of the finest tequilas in the world, and an inspired selection of specialty margaritas and signature cocktails, Jalisco Cantina is one happy hour destination you won’t want to miss. Spring into the season with the Bohemian, made with gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh grapefruit, orange bitters, and a rich head of elderflower foam.
Brighten your day with blooms from Wokou Ramen & Yakitori, the unique and urban Japanese-inspired restaurant that is shaking up the Carmel Valley culinary scene with hand-crafted Asian food and drinks. Located at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Wokou is far more than your traditional ramen spot – in addition to fiercely flavorful noodles and sizzling plates of yakitori, the lively bar has a full liquor license, allowing for vibrant signature drinks and over 38 variations of whiskeys! Try the Pink is The New Gin, a gin pink lemonade cocktail made with house-infused cucumber, lemon, rose water gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice, and soda.
Find your florals at Miss B’s Coconut Club, a tropical paradise situated in the heart of lively Mission Beach. Just steps from the sand, this island-inspired eatery promises Caribbean-style fare and beachside signature cocktails bursting with floral influences. Savor the most photo-worthy sips in San Diego including the Havana Good Time, a light and refreshing vodka, pamplemousse, house grapefruit and cordial, and kombucha concoction served in a giant brass flamingo for you and 2-3 of your closest friends and adorned with gorgeous orchids!
Follow your inner flower child to Cloak & Petal, the Japanese-inspired eatery that has graced the Little Italy culinary scene with a splash of Asian cultural color. Both intimate and unexpected, Cloak & Petal invites guests to gather under blooming cherry blossoms to savor upscale Japanese food, towering signature cocktails, and a social sphere humming with life. Embrace the flavors of the season with the Devil’s Advocate, made with Caribbean rum, cashew milk, lime, and high ester Jamaican rum and accentuated by Peychaud’s bitters for a floral treat to pair will with your sushi fantasies.
Elegant and sophisticated Osetra Seafood & Steaks is the ideal setting for sipping your favorite floral flavors, found in the bustling center of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Featuring hand-cut USDA prime steaks, fresh caught seafood, and handmade pastas from the culinary traditions of Europe, Osetra’s premier menu is complemented by the unbeatable atmosphere of their chic and modern dining room. Snag a seat at the central bar before ordering theFireside, a comforting cocktail of vodka, organic grapefruit juice, maple syrup, rosemary, and a pinch of salt.
Spirits and perennials make the perfect pairing for this season’s toasting celebrations!