• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick with Armando Garcia of JRDN

It's always a good time hanging out with Armando Garcia, lead bartender at JRDN, located inside Tower 23 in Pacific Beach. He has been crafting cocktails for a while and has done amazing things with the bar program at JRDN. On the latest Behind the Stick, we featured his La Piña cocktail, which is refreshing and tasty AF.

La Piña


1 oz coconut syrup 2 oz pineapple juice. 1.5 oz white Pineapple-infused white rum .5 oz Three Sheets Spiced Rum Garnish: pineapple leaf Garnish: Amarena cherry

What’s the story behind the La Piña?

The story behind La Piña is its roots as a classic beach cocktail. Essentially, it's a variation of the world famous Piña Colada. JRDN restaurant lends itself to having these classic cocktails with or without variation. In the past, if someone was visiting our establishment on vacation looking for a Piña Colada, I always felt bad shooting them down due to our absence of a blender behind the bar. Once we reopened after our remodel, I personally got a loan from my local credit union and purchased a desperately need