• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick with Kyle Dessert of The Duck Dive


Looking for a summer cocktail? Stop in The Duck Dive and try their Peach Beach cocktail, crafted with Absolut Elyx vodka, peach, fresh lemon juice, honey, aquafab and plum bitters. It's creamy and refreshing. Kyle Dessert, lead bartender at The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach, is shown in the above video crafting this tasty libation.

Peach Beach

What's the story behind this cocktail?

Duck Dive’s GM Rebekah Lemke came up with the groundwork for the cocktail. After a few recipe tweaks between the two of us we perfected this peach vodka sour that’s to die for – not to mention one of the most aesthetically pleasing cocktails we’ve created. If you had to pair this cocktail with a dish, what would you pair it with?

Something light like fresh fish or a chicken dish like our adobo chicken tacos.

What kind of experience can diners expect at The Duck Dive?

We love to keep it light and fun here. The entire staff is capable of having a blast while killing it on the floor or behind the bar. Expect awesome food, excellent cocktails, a killer selection of cold local beers and unmatched hospitality.

About Kyle Dessert

Are you from San Diego?

No, originally I’m from Sacramento. I spent 6 years in the navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. After honorably serving my country I decided that San Diego was going to be where I made my home. I packed up my truck drove straight here and have been living my dream in paradise ever since.

How has your journey been leading up to your role at the Duck Dive?