The Bar At Moniker General Celebrates Summer With New Craft Cocktails

The Bar at Moniker General is rolling out new craft cocktails to help you celebrate the warm days of summer!

With a growing following of cocktail enthusiasts and happy hour hunters alike, The Bar at Moniker General is coming into its own with Bar Manager Matt Lopez at the helm.

Matt’s cocktailing credentials include work at The Patio Group, under the tutelage of certified catadore, Chris Simmons and Nick & G’s (formerly Ponsaty’s Restaurant) working closely with acclaimed French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty.

In his current role at Moniker Group’s flagship hospitality concept, Matt’s creativity shines when it comes to The Bar’s seasonally-rotating cocktail program.

The Bar At Moniker General’s summer menu highlights

Here’s a few highlights from their recently-launched summer menu:

The Oaxacan Triceratops

The Oaxacan Triceratops

Union Mezcal – Fresh Lime Juice – Prickly Pear Syrup – Agave Syrup – Saline Solution

This fuchsia-hued, Mezcal-based elixir is an ode to Oaxaca. Prickly pear is native to the Americas but found in abundance in Mexico’s South Pacific Coast— so, it was only fitting to “pear” it with a spirit indigenous to the region as well, specifically, Oaxaca. With flavor notes that cross between watermelon and bubblegum, the prickly pear cuts through the earthy smoke of the Mezcal, making The Oaxacan Triceratops a perfectly balanced sipper.

The Bar At Monike General Celebrates Summer With Craft Cocktails

Guava Clouds

Mi Campo Blanco Tequila – Pink Guava Syrup – Fresh Lime Juice – Luxardo Triplum Liquor – Saline Solution – Pink Guava Whipped Cream – Shaved Cinnamon

The Guava Clouds is a tropical-twist on The Bar’s classic margarita—an all-time favorite among Moniker’s regular imbibers and a worthy contender among the best margs in town. Building on a foundation of 100% blue agave tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice, Moniker’s house-made pink guava syrup is paired with saline solution to accentuate the exotic citrus and soft acidity of the cocktail. To top it off, guava foam is whipped into a cloud-like head for added texture and garnished with a sprinkling of shaved cinnamon.

Santorini Citrus

Santorini Citrus

Well Made Gin – Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto – Lillet Blanc French Aperitif – Peach Syrup – Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

Rosolio—derived from the Latin ‘ros solis’, meaning ‘morning dew’— is an ancient style of Italian liqueur that’s recently reclaimed popularity throughout the Mediterranean. For this reason, Matt created this cocktail to imitate the feeling of sipping a delectable aperitif on the Grecian coast. Floral notes take center stage, pairing gin’s botanical profile with that of Italicus’ herbal complexity, while the peach and hopped grapefruit harmonize to create a crisp, citrusy aftertaste. The Santorini Citrus is rounded out by the honey and pine resin of Lillet Blanc.

See you there!

two musicians playing at the bar

The Bar at Moniker General is located at 2860 Sims Road, San Diego, CA 92106. Opens 3PM-10PM, Tuesday to Saturday, 2PM-7PM on Sundays, and close on Mondays.

Visit their website here for more updates and follow them on Instagram.

See you there, San Diego!

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