SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — If you plan to be out and about this Memorial Day holiday weekend, check out a few bars and restaurants throughout San Diego County, ready to serve up their most refreshing cocktails to get your summer started.
Take a look to see what appeals, and have a safe and happy, extra-long weekend, from Patch!
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Trust Restaurant, 3752 Park Blvd., San Diego
- 1 Trust Restaurant, 3752 Park Blvd., San Diego
- 2 20|Twenty, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad
- 3 Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine, 1201 1st St., Coronado and 909 Prospect St., La Jolla
- 4 Rare Society, 4130 Park Blvd., San Diego
- 5 The Cassara Kitchen & Bar, 5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad
- 6 Gelson’s in Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad
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Just in time for summer, Trust Restaurant’s beverage director Jessica Stewart has curated a Balboa Park-themed cocktail menu. Among selections: “The Reflection Pond,” with Japanese vodka, lemon, Persian cucumber, matcha, soda; and “House of Charm,” with reposado tequila, lime, yuzu, Fresno chiles and lava salt. Spruced-up brunch classics also include Irish Cold Brew with Irish whisky, cold brew, vanilla and salted whip and the new mimosa flavor – Raspberry Thyme. More info on Trust reservations and menus here or call (619) 795-6901.
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20|Twenty, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad
Beverage director Stephen George of the recently reopened 20|Twenty in Carlsbad is the creator behind an array of such seasonal sippers as the “Lavender Blossom Fizz” with Venom Vodka, lavender-infused syrup, lemon juice, topped sparkling wine, orange blossom and water spritz, the “Sloe & Steady” with The Botanist Gin, Sipsmith Sloe Gin, lime juice, sage and Lillet Blanc, or the “Cali-Fashioned” with Azunia Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, jalapeno-infused agave nectar, Torres Orange Liqueur and brandy-blackberry muddled garnish. Visit this link for reservations or call (760) 827-2500.
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Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine, 1201 1st St., Coronado and 909 Prospect St., La Jolla
The two San Diego County locations of this Mediterranean restaurant, in Coronado and La Jolla, have launched a new happy hour menu to complement its Greek fare. Guests can enjoy $2 off beer and wine daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pair happy hour drinks with coastal sunshine and such fave mezes as house-made tzatziki and warm pita, dolmades or tabouli salad. See Spiro’s website here for more info.
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Rare Society, 4130 Park Blvd., San Diego
Rare Society in University Heights has new cocktail adds on its seasonal menu, including: “Of All The Gin Joints,” with London dry gin, olive brine, and blue cheese olives; “Live At The Sand,” with gin, salted pistachio, and lemon; and “Just a Peach: featuring vodka, elderflower, wood-fired peach, and lemon. Follow this link for menu and reservation details. New location planned this summer for Solana Beach.
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The Cassara Kitchen & Bar, 5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad
The Cassara Kitchen & Bar at the coastal Cassara Carlsbad, a Hilton property, has a tropical delights on the bar menu: the “Tropical Sangria-Rita,” with Mi Campo Blanco, lime, mango, pineapple, and cabernet reduction syrup or sip; and the “Carlsbad RUM-ble,” with Malahat Rum, lemon juice, simple syrup and a blackberry-falernum muddle. Book a staycation at the Cassara Carlsbad, and enjoy these cocktails and bites by the pool, or make dining reservations here.
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Gelson’s in Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad
As an add-on for your festivities, the SoCal supermarket chain wants patrons to know that tequila and rosé “paired together might not seem like a viable option, but this cocktail recipe from Gelson’s will prove that theory wrong fast.” Gelson’s tip: “Like margaritas everywhere, these take well to a pitcher. So put away the shaker, and make a small batch of them.” View the recipe here.
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