TRUST Restaurant Unveils Balboa Park Inspired Cocktail Collection

TRUST Restaurant, one of San Diego’s most acclaimed neighborhood eateries helmed by owner and executive chef, Brad Wise, has unveiled a cocktail collection celebrating one of the city’s most picturesque places, Balboa Park.

We were lucky to be sitting at the bar the night they rolled out a test of the new menu, and they are goooooood!


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A perfect date!

Sprawling across 1,200 lush acres in America’s Finest City, Balboa Park is over 150 years old and is home to many historic and prominent San Diego monuments including an array of lush gardens, more than 16 museums, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and much more.

TRUST, located on Park Blvd., is just blocks away from the San Diego landmark. Taking a walk in the park or paying a visit to one of its amazing museums, and then making your way to TRUST for dinner and cocktails, is a perfect date!

Taking inspiration from its colorful flora, signature buildings, and gathering places, bar manager, Jessica Stewart, translated her vision into a series of cocktails that pay homage to the majestic sights, history and culture, architecture, and attractions that come together in the outdoor wonderland.

Each cocktail paints a drinkable picture and invites diners to tour the park through vibrantly garnished glasses.


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Trust’s Balboa Park Drink Collection includes:

Reflection Pond

(Japanese Vodka, Lemon, Persian Cucumber, Matcha, Soda): The combination of Persian cucumber and matcha tea to create a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for summertime patio sipping.

House of Charm

(Reposado Tequila, Lime, Yuzu, Fresno Chilis, Lava Salt): spicy and tart, the drink is made with yuzu and Fresno chilies that develop a unique balance and invigorate the senses.

Florida Canyon

(Gin, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Maraschino): mixes Gin, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, and Maraschino for a light and refreshing sipping experience.

Old Globe

(Rye Whiskey, Honey Thyme Gomme, Bitters): delivering a sense of classic comfort with Rye, Honey Thyme Gomme, and bitters.

Zoo Place

(Mezcal, Bitter Bianco, Dry Vermouth, Hibiscus): bitter and sweet, this Negroni variation is infused with hibiscus tea.

Friendship Garden

(Maker’s Mark, Lemon, Strawberry, Aperol, Toasted Sesame): inspired by the Friendship Garden in Balboa Park bringing two cultures together, Bourbon and toasted sesame are combined with strawberries, lemon, and Aperol taking a savory twist on a whiskey sour.

Palm Grove

(Rum, Pineapple, Lime, Sage): a daiquiri riff offering complementary flavors of tropical pineapple and earthy sage.


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Diners are invited to sip on one of the Balboa Park-inspired cocktails, Wednesday – Sunday from 5PM – 10PM. To make a reservation, visit here.

See you there….and stay healthy, San Diego!

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