Cocktails in Full Bloom
Spring is in the air, and florals are all the rage for this season in bloom! Raise a spirited glass full of bright colors, Mother Nature’s beauty, and natural ingredients! Whether infused with hints of floral flavor or adorned with delicate petals, crafted cocktails are the new bouquet in hand. Enjoy these flirty and fabulous cocktails to ring in the spring. Needless to say, cocktails are in full bloom!
Drive up the coast to Encinitas to enjoy Union Kitchen & Tap
A modern yet rustic eatery that is drawing the North County crowd in droves. Featuring cuisine made from scratch, craft beers, signature cocktails, and an unrivaled stylish and comfortable ambiance. It’s no surprise that Union Kitchen & Tap is the seaside town’s greatest hot spot! For a sweet and floral flavor twist on the classic old fashioned, try the Mrs. Fox. It’s a mix of strawberry-rhubarb Jack single with black rose liqueur and angostura bitters.
While in North County, be sure to bid bienvenido to Oceanside’s Jalisco Cantina
Jalisco Cantina is a recent addition to the eclectic and diverse food and drink scene in this beachside town. It’s home to elevated, scratch-made Mexican fare and some of the finest tequilas in the world. They also offer an inspired selection of specialty margaritas and signature cocktails. Undoubtedly, Jalisco Cantina is one happy hour destination you won’t want to miss. Spring into the season with the Bohemian. It’s made with gin, and elderflower liqueur. It’s also made with fresh grapefruit, orange bitters, and a rich head of elderflower foam.
Brighten your day with blooms from Wokou Ramen & Yakitori
This unique and urban Japanese-inspired restaurant that is shaking up the Carmel Valley culinary scene with hand-crafted Asian food and drinks. Located at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Wokou is far more than your traditional ramen spot. In addition to fiercely flavorful noodles and sizzling plates of yakitori, the lively bar has a full liquor license. Thus allowing for vibrant signature drinks and over 38 variations of whiskeys! Try the Pink is The New Gin, a gin pink lemonade cocktail that is made with house-infused cucumber, lemon, rose water gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice, and soda.
Find your florals at Miss B’s Coconut Club, a tropical paradise in the heart of Mission Beach
Just steps from the sand, this island-inspired eatery promises Caribbean-style fare and beachside signature cocktails, bursting with floral influences. Savor the most photo-worthy sips in San Diego at Miss B’s Coconut Club! One of their fun cocktails is the Havana Good Time. It’s a light and refreshing vodka, pamplemousse, house grapefruit and cordial, and kombucha concoction. They serve it in a giant brass flamingo for you and 2-3 of your closest friends and adorned with gorgeous orchids!
Follow your inner flower child to Cloak & Petal in Little Italy
This Japanese-inspired eatery that has graced the Little Italy culinary scene with a splash of Asian cultural color. Both intimate and unexpected, Cloak & Petal invites guests to gather under blooming cherry blossoms to savor upscale Japanese food. They also offer towering signature cocktails and a social sphere humming with life. Embrace the flavors of the season with the Devil’s Advocate, made with Caribbean rum, cashew milk, lime, and high ester Jamaican rum. Accentuated by Peychaud’s bitters, you’re in for a floral treat to pair will with your sushi fantasies.
Gaslamp Quarter’s Osetra Seafood & Steaks is the ideal setting for sipping your favorite floral flavors
Osetra‘s menu features hand-cut USDA prime steaks, fresh caught seafood, as well as handmade pastas from the culinary traditions of Europe. It’s also complemented by the unbeatable atmosphere of their chic and modern dining room. Snag a seat at the central bar before ordering a craft cocktail. The Fireside is a favorite of many. It’s a comforting cocktail of vodka, organic grapefruit juice, maple syrup, rosemary, and a pinch of salt.
Spirits and perennials make the perfect pairing for this season’s toasting celebrations. There’s no doubt that spring cocktails are now in full bloom!
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