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Photo by Seth Combs

I reckon if readers are at this point in the feature, they’re likely to be receptive to hearing about the one classic cocktail that actually serves as a relief to drinking too many of the others. Read more

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Photo by Ryan Bradford

If there were a sitcom where all the characters were played by cocktails, then a Mai Tai would play the role of a wacky cousin whom everyone thinks is a little strange until the poignant final moments. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

“I’d like a classic margarita. Just the most straightforward one you ha—” The heavily tattooed server dressed in black cut me off.  “I’ve got you.” Read more

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Photo by Ian Ward

When asked to write about a “classic” cocktail in San Diego, the first one that came to mind was the Manhattan at Dobson’s Bar & Restaurant (956 Broadway Circle). Read more

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Photo by Victoria Davis

Tasting like Rosé wine with a fruit punch zing, the restaurant’s red wine-based sangria is mixed with vodka, apple liqueur, cherry liqueur and seasonal fruits. Read more

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Photo by Rachel Michelle Fernandes

Since the old fashioned is essentially the foundation of all cocktails, it would seem pretty easy to put a twist on it. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Vin De Syrah

Since mojitos first slid onto American bar tops around 1939, bartenders have poured them regardless of the United States’ relationship with Cuba. Read more

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Photo by Amy K. Fellows

It’s not hard to find a mule in San Diego. And maybe more importantly, it’s not hard to find a good mule in San Diego. Read more

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