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Friday, March 27,2015
Cocktail Tales

The Balboa’s new cocktail menu has something for everyone

Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels

By Kelly Davis
Last month, Tin Can reopened as The Balboa (1863 Fifth Ave.), with Tom Logsdon at the helm. Logsdon's burger-focused Dood's Foods moved into Tin Can in 2012—adding food service helped the club keep its liquor license—and, earlier this year, Logsdon was given the chance to take over the whole operation.
Monday, March 9,2015
Cocktail Tales

George’s Mark Broadfoot knows mezcal

Tips for where to find the smoky spirit and how to drink it

By Kelly Davis
The best part of writing this column isn't the occasional free drink; it's the people I get to meet. San Diego's craft-cocktail community is populated by some rad folks whose creativity and depth of knowledge never fail to wow me. 
Friday, February 13,2015
Cocktail Tales

Horton Grand’s Palace Bar gets a makeover

Medicine Show pop-up events will highlight diverse spirits selection

By Kelly Davis
The Palace Bar in the Horton Grand Hotel looks quite different than it did just a couple of years ago. 
Friday, January 23,2015
Cocktail Tales

In search of a great Manhattan

Seven Grand’s Meghan Balser talks about the classic drink

By Kelly Davis
As famed bartender Gary Regan wrote, “[A] truly great Manhattan can be made only by someone who truly understands the magnitude of what’s at hand.” And by that he means: If you’re a bartender who can’t make a great Manhattan, you’re screwed.
Saturday, January 3,2015
Cocktail Tales

Cheers to San Diego cocktails

Highlights from 2014 include smoke, shrubs and Jagermeister

By Kelly Davis
Let this 2014 retrospective serve as a glimpse of how far San Diego’s cocktail scene’s come in just a few years.
Friday, December 12,2014
Cocktail Tales

Our adult-beverage gift guide

Books, booze and other presents to make you tipsy

By Kelly Davis
Booze makes great a gift. Things having to do with booze make great gifts. And, for that reason, here’s the Cocktail Tales 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.
Monday, November 24,2014
Cocktail Tales

Return of the Smashing Pumpkin

A to-do list of drinks at Grant Grill, Polite Provisions and Sycamore Den

By Kelly Davis
Since 2010, when San Diego food writer Troy Johnson featured Grant Grill’s Smashing Pumpkin on the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, I’ve had “try that” on my bucket list.
Friday, October 31,2014
Cocktail Tales

Don't fear the Jagermeister

German herbal liqueur makes its way into craft cocktails

By Kelly Davis
"Fernet is like Jägermeister for adults," a friend told me recently. Surely you know what Jägermeister is. You probably know what Fernet is. One's German, one's Italian. Both are herb-based liqueurs with long, strange lists of ingredients and an up-front black-licorice flavor.
Friday, October 3,2014
Cocktail Tales

Starlite celebrates seven years with new drinks

But the Mule in the copper mug is still the OG

By Kelly Davis
There seems to be consensus (or everyone's reading the same source material) that the Moscow Mule saved vodka from becoming a Cold War casualty. 
Monday, September 15,2014
Cocktail Tales

Zymology 21 cultivates shrub cocktails

Cafe 21’s sister restaurant gets creative with fermented-fruit syrups

By Kelly Davis
When Louis Chavez was tapped to create the cocktail menu for Zymology 21—sister restaurant to Leyla and Alex Javadov's popular Cafe 21 (locations in North Park and the Gaslamp Quarter)—shrubs seemed like the obvious way to go.
 
 
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