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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Jalisco Cantina crafts up the Jalisco Sleigh Ride cocktail for the holidays

The newest addition to Oceanside’s eclectic restaurant and bar scene, Jalisco Cantina, is crafting up some seasonal cocktails, perfect for the holidays. Nothing reminds us of the spirit of the holidays more than sipping a seasonal drink by the fire. Now that it’s cold outside, guests will be sipping on the Jalisco Cantina’s Jalisco Sleigh Ride cocktail to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Jalisco Sleigh Ride

$ 10

Jalisco Sleigh Ride / Courtesy Photo / Jalisco Cantina

Jalisco Sleigh Ride / Courtesy Photo / Jalisco Cantina


3 oz of house-made eggnog

1.5 oz of Califino reposado tequila

0.5 oz of Creme de Cacao

1 Cinnamon stick

Instructions: Combine eggnog, tequila, and creme de cacao in a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-12 seconds and strain into a coupe. Grate fresh cinnamon over the top.

The sweet creaminess of the eggnog and the kick of flavor from the cinnamon stick create a winning cocktail with distinctive Mexican influences to embrace the holiday season.

In addition, Jalisco Cantina is making waves as a destination for hand-crafted signature cocktails, specialty margaritas, and a tequila selection that would blow the leaves off an agave plant. Byron Gridack, general manager and head bartender behind Jalisco’s creative concoctions, is creating a wide range of one-of-a-kind cocktails, including the Black Betty. Made with Don Pilar Silver Tequila, crème de cassis, black orgeat, activated charcoal, fresh lime and egg white. This drink is unlike any other, with flavors as vibrant as the Mexican sun.

Here's a glance at the cocktail menu:

Get to know the man behind the stick at Jalisco Cantina, San Diego’s most creative spot for crafty cocktails! Originally from the Bay Area, Byron Gridack moved to San Diego for the weather and stayed for the craft brew.

Byron Gridack / Courtesy Photo

This long-time North County resident felt Inspired to get behind the bar, priding himself in making unique concoctions. With a cocktail selection ranging from the formidable Black Betty to the sweet and strawberry-flavored Oceanside Refresh to specialty margaritas such as the Cilantro Smash and much more, Jalisco’s drink menu is not to be missed.

Oceanside Refresh / Courtesy Photo

Jalisco Cantina is located on 213 N Coast Hwy Oceanside in Oceanside.

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