Edit ModuleShow Tags

New Cocktails in San Diego

Beer floats, favorite margaritas and more



Published:

[ DRINK THIS ]

Beer Floats

Ever since beer graduated from frat-party staple to higher-echelon potable, beverage professionals have been monkeying with it like they would fine wine, jotting down tasting notes and picking out complementary flavors. At the Lincoln Room, sous chef Tammy Soto designs the lounge’s rotating beer float selection, pairing a craft brew with a couple of scoops of house-made gelato or sorbet for a grown-up twist on a kids’ classic. “Sometimes I’ll pick the beer first and sometimes I’ll pick the sorbet first, like if I have a bunch of apples in the kitchen today,” Soto says. One of her previous creations used Ellie’s Brown Ale, whose caramel notes make it a perfect match for said apple sorbet; another called for orange ice cream to be sloshed into a pint of Allagash White, creating a boozy Creamsicle effect. The latest float goes tropical, pairing Maui Brewing Co.’s CoCoNut PorTeR with creamy pineapple gelato—like a piña colada for real drinkers. Combos switch out every two weeks or so; ask the bartender for details.

// RZS


[ CINCO DE MAYO ]

Staff Picks: Favorite Margaritas!

Here’s what we’ll be sipping on May 5.

“Cantina Mayahuel has an amazing selection of tequila to choose from and margaritas are made with agave nectar. Super authentic.”
 —Jennifer Rea, Associate Publisher, Exquisite Weddings

“La Puerta’s Purple Haze! The homemade sangria is swirled into their frozen margarita. Tastes more like a Slurpee than anything.”
—Megan Smith, Event Coordinator/Social Media Specialist

“The skinny margarita from Brigantine. With 12 margaritas on the menu, you can’t go wrong!”
 —Julie Davis, Advertising Executive

“I love the Chili Mango Margarita at JRDN [pictured below]. I’m a sucker for spice. ”
—Gloria Armieda Tebelman, Senior Graphic Designer


[ RECIPES ]

Spirits Illustrated

Blogger Kelley Lilien, a Coronado resident and one of San Diego Magazine’s 50 People to Watch 2012, has written a delicious new book. Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook: Classic Cocktails with a Twist (Potter Style, May 29) illustrates 50 recipes of creative cocktails—20 blended, 20 mixed, and 10 punches. Cheers to drinking fabulously!

 


[ DRINKING PARTNERS ]

Dine & Date

Online dating just got a lot more palatable. The recently launched DinnerDates.com organizes intimate sit-down meals at top restos around the city. Single San Diegans can enter in their personal interests and event preferences—tequila tasting? six-course dinner?—and then sign up for various events with like-minded singletons. Hey, why not audition a few men while you’re trying out the new panko tacos at Barrio Star (one of the many restos that’s signed on to participate)? We’ll see you out there.

DATE HERE: Barrio Star (above), Gaslamp Strip Club, The Melting Pot, Café Sevilla, Po Pazzo, and Red Pearl Kitchen are participating.

Photography by Dean Bradshaw

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Behind the Scenes Video: Making the June Issue

Our creative team visits San Diego's top restaurants to photograph all the dishes you should be eating now

Can Time Go Backwards?

Local prof goes Through the Wormhole

Mother’s Day 2015

Where to take Mom for brunch on May 10, plus spa specials and art/nature events
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Vote now: Best Restaurants 2015
    From best chefs to top tacos, you choose San Diego's best eats and drinks in 63 categories
  2. San Diego's Top 50 Trails
    From hiking the foothills to biking the beach, this is a city made for exploring outdoors. Here’s our latest, greatest checklist of trails we love—some in your own backyard
  3. The Best of North County 2015
    Our annual homage to the newest restaurants, shops, and activities keeping the region above I-56 the cool place it is—haute strip malls, million-dollar tract homes, and all!
  4. Win a 5-night Hawaiian vacation
    Win a 5-night stay for two at Halekulani
  5. FIRST LOOK: Duck Foot Brewing Co.
    Inside San Diego's first "gluten-free" craft beer operation
  6. Anthony's Out at Embarcadero?
    After 60 years, it looks like Anthony's Fish Grotto might be out in The Embarcadero. That means 31,608 square feet of prime, landmark restaurant space in San Diego is up for grabs. Our bet is...
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

La Jolla Music Society Events

The La Jolla Music Society's 2015 Calendar
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Win a 5-night Hawaiian vacation

Win a 5-night stay for two at Halekulani

Everything is Just Two Wheels Away

Get ready to GO by BIKE!
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags