Holidays on the Rocks: Expert Holiday Cocktails

Festive Brews to Light Up Your San Diego Holiday Party!

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Holiday Cocktails

San Diego Scarlet Letter

1.5 oz. vanilla bean infused Tito’s*
1 oz. unfiltered apple juice
.75 oz. cranberry puree
2 dashes Chinese bitters*
.5 oz. each of lime juice and simple syrup

* Vanilla-infused Tito's Handmade Vodka recipe: 
3 whole vanilla beans (split open to expose the flavorful seeds inside) 
750 mL bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka 

Put whole vanilla beans in the Tito's bottle, pouring out a little bit (drink it, don't throw it out) to make room for the beans if necessary. Recap and leave at room temp for 5-7 days, shaking the bottle once a day or so to agitate the infusion. If the vanilla is too strong for your taste, add more vodka. If you'd prefer more vanilla flavor, either add another bean and infuse for another 5 days, or cheat and add a few drops of real (not artificial) vanilla bean extract. This infusion will keep for a very, very long time.

*Chinese Bitters available at Bev-Mo.

Mixologist: Logan Bethke
Old City Hall

672 Fifth Ave • Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA