7 Strong And Delicious Cocktails To Get You Through The Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time of year. Between taking time off, traveling, and spending ridiculous amounts of money, it’s enough to make even the sanest person go slightly nuts.

So what do we, as adults, do to combat this stress? Drink, of course.

Luckily, some of San Diego’s best restaurants and watering holes have created wonderful seasonal cocktails and are ready to serve!

Below are seven truly heavenly cocktails — and where to find them in San Diego — that will knock your socks off (and make the holidays just a little more merry!).

Seasonal Cocktail — Bottega Americano

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A mix of apple infused bourbon, egg whites, clove syrup, cinnamon vanilla syrup, and lemon juice, this drink really captures the flavors of the holidays, so we’re definitely digging the simple name of “Seasonal Cocktail.”

You know what else we’re digging? The drink itself.

Where to find it: Bottega Americano
1195 Island Avenue — San Diego, CA
(619) 255-7800

Forever Young — Jsix

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This yummy cocktail made with High West Double Rye, Amaretto, Licor 43, lemon, cranberry syrup, and egg whites will do exactly what the name says: make you feel Forever Young.

Just don’t get too carried away with these, you might feel young after drinking one, but remember: unlike your college days, your hangovers are brutal now.

Where to find it: Jsix
616 J Street — San Diego, CA
(619) 531-8744

Black Velvet — Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company 

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Served in a champagne flute and made with Oggi’s Black Magic Stout, champagne, and grenadine, this cocktail is class all the way.

Just be careful, while this drink is truly out of this world, with that combination of ingredients, if you drink too many you could be looking at the world’s worst hangover.

Where to find it: Oggi’s

Del Mar:
12840 Carmel Country Rd — San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-7883

Carmel Mountain Ranch:
10155 Rancho Carmel Dr — San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 592-7883

Winter Margarita — The Westgate Hotel

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Made with Hornitos tequila, Cointreau, lime, and cranberry juices, this drink is incredibly refreshing and light. It’s almost like a grownup punch.

Sweet, delicious, and (maybe a little too) easy to drink.

Where to find it: The Westgate Hotel
1055 2nd Avenue — San Diego, CA
(619) 238-1818

Madre Mojito — Decoy Dockside Dining

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Looking for a drink that has just a little bit of everything? Well, look no more. Decoy Dockside Dining has got you covered.

The Madre Mojito is made with Dragon Berry Bacardi, Hanger One Mandarin, lemon and lime juice, mint, cranberry and prosecco.

It’s like a grown-up hunch punch — and it’s excellent.

Where to find it: Decoy Dockside Dining
1035 La Bonita Drive — San Marcos, CA
(760) 653-3230

Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot — JRDN

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Every Tuesday of the holiday season, bring your classiest self to JRDN and enjoy 3oz pours of luxury champagnes for just $30 a glass.

As the Jeffersons would say, you’re “movin’ on up” in the world.

Where to find it: JRDN
723 Felspar Street — San Diego, CA
(858) 270-2323

Trust Cocktail #8 — TRUST Restaurant

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This cocktail just looks wintery. Enjoy this yummy drink made with Auva Cachaca, Hamilton rum, Bonal, orgeat syrup, bitters, and garnished with apple slices for a full on holiday explosion in your mouth.

And, oh yeah, be sure to Instagram it. It’s too pretty not to.

Where to find it: TRUST Restaurant 
3752 Park Blvd — San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 795-6901