Cocktails and movies are a match made in heaven. What’s hotter than a cocktail with theatrics? Nothing! These San Diego bars have taken their cocktails to the next level with some movie inspiration.
Point Break Paloma | Sandbar
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They only live to get radical. Sandbar knows you’ll be feeling that way after a few sips of the Point Break Paloma. Olmeca Altos Blanco tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, citrus soda and grapefruit bitters with a salt rim. You’ll be watching the waves break with Bodhi and Johnny Utah after a couple of these.
The Dude Abides | True North Tavern
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Hey, careful, man, there’s a beverage here! The Dude’s favorite beverage has undergone a little transformation at True North Tavern in North Park. The Dude’s classic White Russian has gotten a San Diego hipster twist. The mixologists over at True North have created The Dude Abides. Made with Fugu Horchata vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur, Modern Times cold brew, cream and sprinkled with cinnamon. It’s The Big Lebowski!
The monkey’s out of the bottle, man. Head to Tavern for a good time and a Frozen Pineapple Express. Malibu pineapple rum, fresh orange and pineapple juice, spiced rum, Malibu black float and a dash of fresh lime. James Franco and Seth Rogen would approve of this drinks.
If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Duck Dive knows that and that is why they are serving up the Sucker Punch. Made with Jameson, blood orange, fresh beet cordial, ginger and bubbles. Get this cocktail in a single serving or as a bowl. Duck Dive knows that sometimes you need that extra kick in your drink.
This tequila-based libation was inspired by the award-winning movie Harry Potter. This drink is refreshing and has a tart but sweet taste to it due to the housemade syrup which is equal parts grenadine and elderflower. This tasty cocktail, created by Hallie Schieding of El Dorado, gets its color from the grenadine which gives it the pinkish color that suppose to represent the "blood" reference, even though unicorn blood is silvery in color per the books.
Our editor, Jarnard Sutton, thought it would be cool to create a cocktail in honor of Behind the Stick's one-year anniversary. This cocktail is bright and tart. It has rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice and lavender simple syrup. The Camp Blood reference comes from our favorite slasher film, Friday the 13th. The blood reference works with the dashes of Angostura bitters.