Craving Something Different?
You have probably heard of craft beer and maybe even craft cocktails, but for those who have not been initiated, Oceanside is ready to show you the way.
What are craft cocktails?
If you were to ask a mixologist, he or she might say it is a culinary art form with fragrant herbs, the freshest squeezed juices, house-made infused spirits, combined with top shelf liquor and liqueurs expertly mixed together to delight the taste buds.
For those cocktail aficionados, craft cocktails are perfectly blended, innovative takes on classic cocktails and creative new cocktail creations.
For the rest of us, they are just crazy good drinks.
Here are 4 great restaurants in Oceanside, CA to relax and enjoy a nice cold beverage after a long day. 333 Pacific, Pour House, Masters, and Harney Sushi each have a unique menu filled with creative craft cocktails!
For the vodka lovers, 333 Pacific is where it’s at. What’s perfect after a long day at the office is the Key Lime Pie Martini. This cocktail includes Svedka Vanilla Vodka, key lime monin, house sour mix and lime foam. In the mood for something sour? Try the Sour Kiss Martini. This citrus beverage has Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka, chipotle pineapple monin, cranberry juice, as well as key lime foam.
See also: 3 Oceanside IPAs to Knock Your HOPS Off
Key Lime Pie Martini Sour Kiss Martini
How about some rediscovered classics? Pour House in Oceanside offers the Pisco Sour, which includes Kappa Pisco, egg white, fresh lime juice and simple syrup! Or if you’re in the mood to boost your immune system, try the Vitamin A cocktail, which has New Amsterdam Vodka, St. Germain, fresh orange juice, carrot juice, ginger and serrano pepper. YUM!
Pisco Sour Vitamin A
Another great place to sip on a crafty beverage is Masters. They feature the Rosemary Lemonade, which includes Tranquray Rangpur Gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, muddled rosemary and a splash of St. Germain liquor. How refreshing does that sound? For the classy martini drinkers, Masters has a delicious Cucumber Martini with crop organic cucumber vodka, freshly squeezed lemon, muddled cucumber and some simple syrup.
Rosemary Lemonade Cucumber Martini
Number four on our list for the craftiest of cocktails is Harney Sushi, which is well known for their innovative sushi delights, and for their fun drink menu as well. Two mouthwatering beverages to put on your list are: the Gilbert Grape – Han Soju (Asian vodka), muddled with red grapes and Thai basil, squeeze of lime and a splash of soda and the Summer Sangria! The Sangria’s deliciousness is comprised of Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling wine, peach sake, blackberries and oranges.
*Note some drinks are seasonal so there may be some other delectable drinks on the menu when you visit.
Gilbert Grape Summer Sangria
This list of fantastic drink creations is only the tip of the ice cube. Please use #osidecocktails to share your favorite Oceanside cocktail masterpieces with us!