• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick with Eli Larios of The Rail

Born in Mexico, raised in Los Angeles, and a proud San Diegan since 2007, Elizabeth “Eli” Larios is a staple at Hillcrest’s The Rail. After working her way up from the bottom of the bar over four years from barback to bartender and now to bar manager, Larios is a powerful female presence behind the bar at this nightlife icon. Taking great pride in The Rail’s distinguished history as San Diego’s oldest LGBT bar, Larios enjoys being a part of the story, representing her community, and being able to help usher the newest version of The Rail into the future while still paying homage to its rich past with unique Prohibition-inspired cocktails and a classic bartending style that focuses on quality and fresh ingredients. On this episode of Behind the Stick, she chats about her start in the industry, her passion for bartending and shows us how to make the e light and refreshing cocktail called Coco Chanel.

Coco Chanel


3 dashes Lavender water 0.25 oz Lime Juice 0.5 oz St-Germaine 1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka

Topped with soda water and a splash of cranberry

Garnish with a lime peel and maraschino cherry