Thirsty Thursday Kicks off with Specialty Cocktail from Rancho Valencia

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In today’s world of food and beverage, specialty cocktails are more popular than ever. The Entertainer & Lifestyles Magazine is working with some the area’s leading mixologists (that’s a bartender with chops, in case you were wondering) to provide our readers with the latest trends in these tasty drinks, most of which you can enjoy making for yourself and your guests at home, as well.

To begin our series, we stopped at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe. At Rancho Valencia, guests can indulge in many of these unique cocktails at the hotel’s world famous Pony Room bar. The award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa opened in 1989 is one of the west coast’s few, and most sought-after five star resorts, selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest Five-Star hotels in the world (2016). It is known to be a celebrity hot spot, home to star athletes and businessmen. With 45 acres of flower coated greenery and spectacular olive groves, this Mediterranean getaway consists of guest casitas and is complete with a fitness center, and is a very cool place, indeed. There is also a spa, two restaurants, and a remodeled meeting space.

The Pony Room is a favorite bar among locals and resort guests. The 100 variations of tequila, high-end wines, wide selection of craft beers, and specialty cocktails are not only impressive, they are delicious. Plus, they have very cool names. For example, in this Thirsty Thursday feature, Ted Gibson, mixologist at the Pony Room, takes the mystery out of one of their most popular cocktails, the Juan-y Appleseed. Watch how Ted puts together the Juan y-Apple Seed and head to Rancho Valencia to try for yourself.

The San Diego Entertainer will be keeping you in the loop of San Diego’s hottest cocktails and specialty beverages in the coming weeks. Also keep an eye out for more great cocktail recipes from Ted  and other mixologists.


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