5 Festive Cocktails to Try When Visiting San Diego Mixology Hot Spots


While San Diego isn’t exactly known to be a winter wonderland, you can still get into the spirit by sipping on these signature festive drinks! We’ve gathered a list some of San Diego’s hottest cocktail bars to help raise your cup of cheer to the next level.

Next time you are in San Diego you won’t want to miss these creative cocktail bars.





969 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

Photo by James Tran

Created by Bar Lead Cory Miller, their Squash and Carrot Negroni highlights infused gin, campari, sweet vermouth, tarragon, and citrus bitters. It’s a seasonal take of the classic negroni.






1917 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Photographed and Styled by Sachi and Pepá

This popular Little Italy hotspot is ready for the holiday season with a few festive cocktails. Their seasonal take on a grasshopper, Mint Mistletoe Martini, is made with creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and a dash of heavy cream.




The Guild Hotel Bar

White Hat Fizz

500 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Photo by Camila Margotta

Located within The Guild Hotel, this bar draws guests into a warm and comforting atmosphere, making it the perfect place to sip on a holiday cocktail. Try the White Hat Fizz, made with Mezcal, suze, apple shrub, lemon, cream, soda, Absinthe, and orange bitters.




Polite Provisions


On the corner of Adams and 30th street in North Park, Polite Provisions hosts Miracle on 30th Street through the month of December. Polite Provisions Miracle cocktail list includes the Christmapolitan with Vodka, Elderflower, Absinthe, spiced cranberry, dry vermouth and lime, and the Snowball Old Fashioned with Rye Whiskey, gingerbread, aromatic bitters, orange essence.




Madison on Park

Madison Old Fashioned

University Heights neighborhood gem, Madison on Park, is making spirits bright with its cocktail menu and stunning indoor-outdoor ambiance. Known for their specialty cocktails with unique ingredients, sip and savor cocktails that will get you in the holiday spirit including the Madison Old Fashioned with 1776 Rye Whiskey, cherry bark vanilla bitters, pecan-wood smoked maple syrup and orange peel.



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