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Perfect Valentine Cocktail Recipe

Find your Valentine’s Day spirit with a bright red signature cocktail! In honor of the season of love, treat your sweet to a fun and flirty cocktail. Picture-perfect and extremely easy to make, Jalisco Cantina’s signature cocktail “Oceanside Refresh” is a tasty addition to your date night repertoire. A chic, classy, and tastefully tangy fruit cocktail with distinctive SoCal flair, this enticing drink is sure to impress this Valentine’s Day.

Jalisco Cantina is home to elevated, scratch-made Mexican cuisine and one-of-a-kind cocktails in the nearby San Diego beach town of Oceanside. Head Bartender Byron Gridack highlights a stellar selection of fine tequilas to craft a menu full of unique and innovative specialty margaritas and handmade signature cocktails.

Oceanside Refresh

Recipe courtesy of Jalisco Cantina

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka
  • 1oz Fresh Lemon juice
  • 3/4oz Fresh Strawberry puree
  • 1/2oz Simple syrup

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a whole strawberry on the rim.

Hemingway Inspired Cocktail at Bleu Bohème

Santé to Repeal Day! Bleu Bohème is helping San Diegans celebrate the end of the sober era with a Hemingway-inspired cocktail, Death in the Afternoon, available exclusively on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Prohibition era author, Ernest Hemingway, claimed to have invented the Death in the Afternoon cocktail. While Hemingway instructed it to be made by adding champagne to a jigger of absinthe until it attained “the proper opalescent milkiness,” Bleu Bohème’s version is made with absinthe, bitters, sugar cube and champagne. It will be priced at $14, and available starting at 5 p.m.

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Eddie V’s New Cocktail Lineup

Known for prime seafood flown in daily, premium hand-carved steaks and live nightly jazz, Eddie V’s is now adding a reimagined cocktail lineup to its modern Prohibition-era speakeasy atmosphere.

Each cocktail creation is imbued with one of three distinctive characteristics of the era: Idealism – a modern mix of sweet, crisp and tart qualities; Fortitude – balanced and remastered classics; and Decadence – indulgent libations.

Eddie V’s invites guests to sip outside mainstream cocktailing with modern creations such as the Yuzu-infused Tokyo Gimlet and the Bananas Foster Martini, or rediscover usual favorites made unusually well, like the Smoked Old Fashioned served on a smoked maple plank. (Available now at 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA AND 1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA)

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Cocktails From Around The World

Uptown Tavern Mojito

Whether served blended, on the rocks or neat; these cocktails are as unique to their countries as any national dish and this is where you can find them in San Diego.

Pina Colada – Puerto Rico

Do you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain? The blended mixture of rum, pineapple and coconut cream can transport you to a Caribbean island. Many people claim to have been the ones that created this quintessential Puerto Rican cocktail but Tavern at the beach gives it a nice little PB kick. The Frozen Pineapple Express is whipped up Appleton Jamaican rum, spiced liqueur, fresh pineapple, coconut cream and lime.

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Grant Grill Winter Cocktails

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Fall In New England

In the spirit of the holiday season, Grant Grill’s Chef de Bar, Cory Alberto is pleased to present his new seasonal winter cocktail menu – The Giving Tree.

Created in tandem with lead mixologist Jeff Josenhans’ new cider project to launch in early 2017, Cory Alberto takes advantage of all that nature has to offer this time of year, with The Giving Tree cocktail menu, also based off his favorite children’s book by legendary, Shel Silverstein. Each cocktail is inspired by a gift from trees including flavors from oak and apple trees, or smoke driven flavors from wood, bark, or fruit. 

New additions to Grant Grill’s winter cocktail menu, The Giving Tree, showcase everything from cedar and blossom foam to flaming cinnamon sticks and more.

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New Oceanside Speakeasy

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3 Local Brothers

A staple in the North County San Diego food scene, 3 Local Brothers, Inc., will open 101 Proof in Oceanside this Thursday, October 27th.

With an ode to the Prohibition era, guests can look forward to enjoying unique craft cocktails in an intimate atmosphere at this new Oceanside speakeasy. Setting up shop in a former bank vault in the catacombs of Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank at 2002 S Coast Hwy in Oceanside, CA., this reservation-only journey begins at the exclusive vault door entrance on Vista Way. 101 Proof features copper penny floors, a copper ceiling and hits capacity at 35 guests. The cocktail lineup will utilize hand-pressed juices and hand-carved ice; patrons, however, guests can also indulge in a carefully curated beer and wine list and mouthwatering small plates by the Urge culinary team.

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Halloween Happy Hour

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Sleepy Hollow

Eat, drink and be scary with cocktails this Halloween at BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant and Bleu Bohème.

Creatures of the night will be reaching for a sip of Sleepy Hollow, Bleu Bohème’s spooky cocktail. Made with mezcal, Allspice Dram liqueur and an absinth rinse, the cocktail is garnished with toasted rosemary that smokes like eerie fog.

BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant will celebrate Halloween with an extended “Hallow-Hour” happy hour special and a creepy new cocktail, the Boomstick, on Monday, Oct. 31.

The Boomstick, developed by bar manager Zack Gray, is made with Malahat spiced rum, amaretto, pumpkin, pomegranate and lime, and garnished with sage smoke. Inspired by the horror series, “The Evil Dead,” the drink is reminiscent of the sawed-off shotgun used by main character, Ash, while the tall glass and smoking sage represents a smoking gun. The Boomstick is priced at $12.

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