Summer calls for warmer weather, longer days and colder cocktails. Check out these refreshing SoCal sips from favorite San Diego restaurants to help you celebrate!
National Mai Tai Day (June 30)
SWELL TIMES MAI TAI from OB Surf Lodge in San Diego, California
Located along the Pacific Ocean coast in Ocean Beach, OB Surf Lodge just completed a wrap-around outdoor patio that now gives the venue a 200-person capacity, ideal for sipping on Summer drinks.
Playing off the local waves, the Swell Times Mai Tai recipe includes Bacardi, Lahaina, lime Juice, orgeat, guava juice, and Curacao. Best of all, the cocktail is topped with a delicious nitro guava foam made from a secret OB Surf Lodge family recipe.
National Piña Colada Day (July 10)
FROZEN PIÑA COLADA from The Local Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
In the heart of Pacific Beach, The Local caters to the Southern California lifestyle with two outdoor patios, two bars and views of the Pacific Ocean.
Not only does The Local serve a refreshing Frozen Piña Colada, the bar also has a tradition of playing ‘Escape’ at midnight for all patrons who “love Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain.”
National Mojito Day (July 11)
SLOMO-JITO from The Local Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
Also served up at The Local, the Slomo-Jito is a fruity mojito named after a local celebrity, Slomo. Beach-goers in San Diego can witness Slomo, a retired neurologist, roller blading up and down the boardwalk in slow motion meditation.
The recipe for this inspiring cocktail includes Bacardi Mango Rum, fresh squeezed lime juice, Coconut Beach coconut water, freshly picked mint and Simple Syrup.
National Tequila Day (July 24)
LAS ROCAS from OB Surf Lodge in San Diego, California
For those hoping this tequila holiday takes them all the way till sunrise, OB Surf Lodge serves up a mean margarita called Las Rocas.
The recipe for this festive drink includes El Jimador Blanco, Cointreau, lime juice, and Rosemary-Ginger Simple Syrup. To one up the competition, OB Surf Lodge adds black salt to the rim, giving the cocktail a salty edge.