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

Where to Shop for Unique, Local Gifts This Weekend

Here are three markets and one website that celebrate San Diego craftsmanship

Is Your Name Sue? Then Enjoy Free Admission to theNAT next Week

Here’s your chance for a close-up with the world's largest T. rex

Bruce Glassman Talks to 91X about the San Diego Brewery Guide

Listen in as we talk to 91X’s Tommy and Producer Danielle about the 3rd edition of the San Diego Brewery Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Best of Baja 2016
    46 ways to relax, dine, drink, and play the Mexico way
  2. Stop Killing Restaurants, California
    Raising minimum wage without a tip credit is dumb, dumb, dumb.
  3. Vintage San Diego: How Our City Has Changed Since 1876
    Before bottleneck traffic and the modern housing crisis, San Diego was a swath of undeveloped land, horse-drawn carriages, and dairy farms
  4. FIRST LOOK: Campfire
    Carlsbad gets one hell of a new concept in Campfire from Craft & Commerce vet John Resnick
  5. Why Our Veterans Keep Quiet About Their Service
    From misconceptions about the military to reticent heroism, San Diego veterans share the many reasons they often keep mum about their service
  6. FIRST LOOK: The Grass Skirt
    San Diego's tiki boom continues with this new spot in Pacific Beach
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.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

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.

“Will You Marry Me”?

Sharon Jenks, CEO of 6 Degrees, on building business relationships
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags