Gettin’ Blitzen Holiday Cocktail

Gettin' Blitzen Cocktail at El Chingon
Gettin’ Blitzen Cocktail at El Chingon (courtesy photo)

El Chingon, the Gaslamp Quarter’s “Bad Ass Mexican” restaurant will pay homage to one of Santa’s most notorious reindeer with a new holiday cocktail, “Gettin’ Blitzen,” available through the month of December. Created by beverage director Ryan Andrews, the watermelon-flavored cocktail is made with Azuñia blanco tequila, house-made watermelon cordial, lime, tajín and topped with a green and red paleta. The specialty cocktail is priced at $25.

About El Chingon

El Chingon opened in March 2017 at 560 Fifth Ave., bringing “Bad Ass Mexican” to San Diego’s bustling Gaslamp Quarter. Designed to capture the spirit of Mexican revolutionary, Pancho Villa, and his pistoleros, El Chingon serves traditional Mexican food with elevated ingredients, paired with cerveza and an expansive beverage menu with a specialty in agave-based cocktails. El Chingon is open 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Monday – Sunday. More information about El Chingon is available on the website at, by calling (619) 501.1919 and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @ElChingonSD.

About GBOD Hospitality Group

GBOD Hospitality Group was founded in 2012 by brothers Raymond and Patrick Davoudi in San Diego with the opening of Mezé Greek Fusion in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Two new partners, Joe Santos and Aleko Achtipes, joined GBOD in 2014 with the aim to build a portfolio of dynamic hospitality brands. Building on the success of Mezé, GBOD took over operations of Prohibition, an underground speakeasy at 548 5th Ave. in February 2017; followed by the opening El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican in May 2017; Mezé at Liberty Station in June 2017; and Havana 1920, located at 548 5th Ave. in October 2017. GBOD added Monkey King, located at 467 5th Ave., to its portfolio in June 2018. With six restaurants now under its umbrella, GBOD is now working to develop sister companies in related industries. More information is on the website at, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @GBODGroup.