When you think of summer cocktails, what comes to mind?! For us, it’s a perfectly refreshing mule – a delightful drink in a copper mug, made with a combo of alcohol, ginger beer, bitters and lime. We’ve rounded up the top San Diego spots to sip one-of-a-kind mules all summer long!
Pacific Beach’s premier neighborhood lounge and eatery, Duck Dive, takes pride in serving quality food and beverages. The cocktail menu provides a refreshing “off the beach” flair on the classics, such as the BYO Mule crafted with locally sourced produce. This sip lets you select the spirit, with choices like Absolut, Jameson, Los Altos Tequila and Captain Morgan, topped off with fresh lime juice, bitters and ginger beer.
With a selection of seven different mules and a rotating mule-of-the-month, it goes without saying that Bub’s @ the Beach is San Diego’s number one spot for this tasty beverage. Try The Aloha Mule, a combination of Smirnoff Pineapple Vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime and bitters, with a splash of soda water, cranberry and a lime wedge. Or opt to get red, white and boozy by trying the July mule – the ‘Merica Mule, only available through the end of the month.
Celebrate summer with the Watermelon Mule at Mavericks Beach Club! Located just over a block from the sand in Pacific Beach, this top party destination offers Baja-inspired fresh bites and refreshing cocktails. The Watermelon Mule, made with Skyy Watermelon Vodka, fresh lime juice and ginger beer, is perfect for sipping on a sweltering summer day or after a mid-morning surf session. Enjoy with any of Mavericks’ snacks, like the Shrimp Ceviche or fries!
With locations in Hillcrest, PB and Liberty Station, Fig Tree Cafe is your one-stop brunch and lunch spot offering breakfast favorites, fresh salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and so much more. No matter what you choose to chow down on, you can quench your thirst with the Fig Tree Mule, a blend of ginger kombucha, muddle fig jam, vodka, lime squeeze and a splash of lavender.
Backyard Kitchen & Tap, found along the ever-popular corner of Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard, thrives with coastal energy of beach go-ers, surfers, locals and vacationers alike. Next time you find yourself in Pacific Beach, stop in to taste the scratch menu and sip on the freshest cocktails by the beach. Order the Strawberry Rhubarb Mule, made with Jameson, strawberry purée, rhubarb bitters, ginger beer and lime.