Stone Sour: Knob Creek bourbon, fresh lemon and blood orange juice, shaken with barrel-aged syrup and served tall on the rocks with brandied cherries. $12
Luce, San Francisco CA
The cocktails at Luce were really fun and delicious. Each one had several ingredients and they all generally worked well together. The Stone Sour was probably my favorite because it had bourbon, but the Moscone Pear was tasty in its own way.
Moscone Pear: Dimmi herbal grappa liqueur, shaken with fresh pear puree, fresh squeezed lime and lemon, served up. $12
Fresh muddled blood oranges, mint, lime, Captain Morgan Lime Bite. $10
Alicante, Palm Springs CA
Uh, this drink was super tart and the flavors weren’t sharp and crisp tasting so as a result it wasn’t very refreshing. Not my favorite cocktail…
Rainmaker Fountain, North Palm Canyon Drive.
Skyy vodka, X-Rated blood orange passion liqueur. $7.50
Hula’s Island Grill, Santa Cruz CA
Hmm, I don’t remember too much about this drink so I’m guessing that it was just OK at best. I do like the color of it though. 🙂
Our Mystery Spot tour guide up at the cabin.
Camarena Reposada tequila, Mt. Gay rum, blood orange, lime juice, lemongrass simple syrup, soda. $10
Basil Thai Restaurant, Charleston SC
This cocktail had a great combination of sweet, tart, refreshing, and flavor. I love color in my cocktails and this one had a beautiful soft peach color.
Ripley Point Marina. I’m not sure if I’d stay on this side of the river on future visits, but it was good to try it.
Spicy bloody mary garnished with pickled vegetables and lemon. $8
Cheeky’s, Palm Springs CA
Wow, this drink was a meal! I loved the boot-shaped glass that it came in and they give you plenty of pickled veggies.
Fresh blood orange mimosa. $11
I loved the color of this mimosa. I just wish that it has a more intense blood orange flavor. It tasted a little bland.