National Vodka Day

Acai Mojito at Fig Tree Cafe (courtesy photo)

October 4th is National Vodka Day, and San Diego’s cocktail-slinging restaurants are gearing up for a day filled to the brim with vodka-infused libations. Whether you like it shaken into a classic martini, or stirred into a mid-morning bloody mary, these vodka-bearing destinations are here to serve your vodka needs on this very special occasion!

Known for their ability to break the breakfast mold with innovative takes on traditional dishes, Breakfast Republic boasts a cocktail list packed with drinks tailored perfectly to pair with their eccentric dishes. Celebrate National Vodka Day while sipping on their Summer Breeze cocktail, crafted from Purity Vodka, a Tropical Detox antioxidant shot, muddled bluberries and raspberries, lemon squeeze, a splash of soda water and orgeat.

Seeking farm-fresh fare to pair with your vodka concoction? Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills prides itself on farm-to-fork ingredients and culinary fervor, which is why it makes the idyllic destination for a National Vodka Day celebration. Adorned in rustic charm, this San Diego eatery offers their Watermelon Patch, a lively concoction of Three Olives Watermelon Vodka, lemon juice, cranberry juice and fresh mint. Crisp and refreshing, this libation showcases bright flavor notes melded with a pinch of crisp mint to yield a vodka-infused delight perfect for the city’s cocktail aficionados.

Looking to spend a day exploring Solana Beach? Be sure to stop by Pillbox Tavern, a coastally-inspired hangout with a neighborhood feel, that continues to act as a local staple for those seeking quality dishes and delectable libations. Indulge in their Noonish cocktail, shaken to perfection with St. Petersburg Russian Vodka, house-infused with ruby red grapefruits and mixed with elderflower liqueur, fresh lime juice, habanero syrup and a dash of rhubarb bitters.

Prefer your vodka with a SoCal twist? Look no further than Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station. Boasting a charming atmosphere and stunning garden-style patio, this Fig Tree location has a cocktail list loaded with uniquely honed creations. Take a swig of their Acai Mojito, crafted from Purity Vodka, a shot of acai, lime, mint, coconut water and fresh berries. Resplendently bright and full of health benefits, this vodka manifestation melds the tropical essence of acai with invigorating zest to please the palates of vodka-lovers looking for a boozy mix of nutritious ingredients.

Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas fuses beachy community vibes with culinary excellence, making it a go-to for many San Diegans looking for a welcoming spot to gather with friends and savor quality dishes. Take a seat by one of their open windows and enjoy the coastal breeze, as you sip on a glass of Agatha, made with Belvedere Vodka, watermelon, cilantro and lime. A splendid intermingling of playful flavor notes with an aesthetic draw, this concoction seamlessly showcases vodka the way it was always meant to be.

In the mood for authentic ramen? Head to Tajima’s Mercury location, where vodka connoisseurs can sink into a cozy seat and enjoy their signature Black Vine, a bold blend of Tito’s Vodka, Giffard Crème de Mure, yuzu juice and simple syrup. Pair this delectable drink with a steaming bowl of their unbeatable ramen, and you’re sure to make this National Vodka Day one for the books.

Spend National Vodka Day only steps away from the shoreline at Pacific Beach’s Backyard Kitchen & Tap, and indulge in their Endless Summer cocktail, a zesty blend of Russian Standard Vodka, strawberry puree and lemonade. Match this refreshment with Pacific Beach’s beautiful surroundings and great company, and you’ll witness why the Endless Summer lives up to its name.