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Craft cocktails?

firecooked Jul 28, 2013 07:41 PM

So I just finished reading "A Drunken Botanist" ... And would like to experience cocktails that came from real plants. Any recommendations? Coronado or downtown preferred...

  1. honkman Jul 28, 2013 09:37 PM

    Not sure what you mean with ...come from real plants" but Grant Lounge is using many plants, e.g. fruits, vegetables, infusions (most if them house-made) for their cocktails. They also just expanded their cocktail menu, one of the best places for cocktails in SD:


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    1. re: honkman
      firecooked Jul 28, 2013 10:12 PM

      I mean no artificial colors, flavors, high fructose corn syrup, etc.. I also don't want to quiz the servers.

      Grants Grill Cocktail menu looks very interesting... Thanks!

      1. re: firecooked
        honkman Jul 29, 2013 09:35 AM

        Another good option downtown is Lion's Share - tried it this weekend for the first time and liked the cocktails a lot, food from the late night menu was just OK but we only tried two dishes.

      2. re: honkman
        Fake Name Jul 29, 2013 05:39 AM


        Nice Manhattan.

        1. re: honkman
          SuperFineSugar Jul 31, 2013 03:51 PM

          The guys over at Cusp are doing a very good job on their cocktails. Had a beet shrub-based drink awhile back, which was tremendous. Plenty of fresh herbs, citrus and ginger too. Very creative drinks with a keen eye on taste.

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