New Cocktail Menu at Kettner Exchange

Barbados Sidecar (Courtesy photo)

There is no better city to take advantage of the extra hours of sunshine than San Diego and Little Italy favorite Kettner Exchange is celebrating spring’s arrival with a new cocktail menu and its first ever outdoor food festival.

Crafted by Beverage Director Steven Tuttle, Kettner Exchange’s new cocktail menu launched on March 16th and features a variety of spring-inspired flavors. Highlights include the Honey Nectar, a refreshing mix of four year aged blanco rum, Aperol, lime and honey; the Gunpowder Martini, which combines Navy Strength gin, Cocchi Americano, falernum tropical syrup, maraschino and orange bitters; the Barbados Sidecar, a blend of Black Barrel Rum, Cointreau, lime, cane syrup and peach bitters; the Stone Blossom, made with whiskey, apricot, pineapple, lemon and Demerara; and The Grandfather, prepared with bourbon, apple brandy, sweet vermouth, peychaud’s bitters and angostura bitters.

From 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, Kettner Exchange will host its first ever KEX Fest, an educational and delicious outdoor spirits and seafood festival. Tickets are priced at $45 (with an early bird ticket price of $35 for a limited time) and will give guests access to more than 15 wine, beer and spirits tastings and signature passed bites by Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski; interactive food and beverage experiences including a sashimi demonstration, live music and more. Additional items available for purchase include raw seafood packages that will be prepared on-site over a wood fired grill and specialty cocktails by Beverage Director Steven Tuttle and the Kettner Exchange bar team priced at $5 each. This event is 21+ and tickets are available for purchase here