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Tag Archive: San Diego

Mes De Verde

  The Mes De Verde, a Margarita variant cocktail by Stephen Kurpinsky, has been named the Cocktail Of The Moment at Georges at the Cove in La Jolla, California. That is pretty awesome because not only does it taste amazing, it contains Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice. If you get a chance, head to […]

San Diego Bartenders Battle at Tiki Oasis

Tiki Oasis 2015 Art

Attention all San Diego Bartenders!! With the annual August arrival of Tiki Oasis, summer is Tiki time in San Diego. This year, I am thrilled to announce that we are organizing the event’s first ever cocktail competition and we need you, San Diego bartenders! As the largest and longest-running Tiki gathering in the world, Tiki Oasis is an amazing opportunity to […]

San Diego Spirits Festival


This summer, I attended the San Diego Spirits Festival and I have been meaning to write about it for some time.  I think I needed some time to mull it over.  After going to several spirits events around the same time, I was worried that my perspective might have been a bit skewed.  There were […]

Pedicab Nights: Touring San Diego Cocktail Bars

When I heard that Rob the Rum Scout (on the blog a lot lately) was coming to San Diego I knew that two things had to happen.  The first thing was that we had to go to both Noble Experiment and Craft and Commerce.  The second thing that we had to do was to make another drunken […]

Autumn at Kous Kous

One of my favorite San Diego restaurants  is Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro in Hillcrest.  I started going there years ago on the suggestion of Ish from A Fine Kettle of Ish and loved the food and the atmosphere.  The owner, Moumen, came out of the kitchen and greeted us.  Months later we came back and he remembered us.  For years, every time we went in, the […]

Too Many Nights Out in San Diego

Our faithful city offers many things.  Sun, sand and all that, but San Diego’s late night offerings have many shortcomings compared to other great cities.  For late night culture (food, cocktails, clubs), we seem to just come up short, a subject recently tackled at a fine kettle of ish.  When it comes to craft cocktails (a revolution that […]

Boston Style Shaker

Here are some Boston Style cocktail shakers at Alchemy in San Diego.  I took this at the beer week cider dinner last night.  Cider might not be my thing.  However I thought it would be a good time to start investigating cocktail shakers.  Most of the shakers I’ve used have sucked.  The bartender favorite seems […]