• Jarnard Sutton

Behind The Stick with Angie Marchionda of Mavericks

In this edition of Behind the Stick, Angie Marchionda shows us how to make one of our favorite cocktails from Mavericks Beach Club. Mavericks is one of Pacific Beach's newest hang out spots. Angie chats with us about her journey as a bartender and shares her thoughts on what defines a perfect cocktail.

Blackberry Smash


Muddled Blackberries 1 oz Lemon Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup 2 oz Bourbon 8 mint leaves Splash of Soda Water Topped with Powdered Sugar Garnishes: Blackberry Lemon Wedge Mint Sprig What's the story behind the Blackberry Smash?

Everything on our menu was inspired by the beach lifestyle. Fresh, crisp, bright flavors, refreshing. The Blackberry Smash fully encompasses this while adding a nice spin on a traditional cocktail!

What's the key component of this drink?

A Smash is typically made with bourbon and mint, but our key component is definitely the blackberries. Adds so much brightness to the drink!

What reactions do you get from customers when they try this cocktail for the first time?

They always say how pretty it is, then they try it and love how fresh and delicious it is! Even people who don't normally prefer bourbon enjoy it!

If you had to pair this cocktail with a dish, what would you pair it with?

Our Lemon Pepper Wings!

Watch as Angie crafts up the Blackberry Smash.