Thirsty Thursday: Red, White or Blue Sippers For Fourth of July

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Put down the light beer and get yourself a drink that is fit for celebrating our great nation in style. There’s nothing like sipping on an ice-cold red, white, or blue 4th of July drink, and thankfully, we’ve rounded up the best sippers for you to party the day away. 

Fort Oak

A new concept eatery from the Trust Restaurant Group, Fort Oak will feature an all-star selection of car-themed cocktails that fit perfectly with the holiday. Wear your patriotism proudly with the Skylark, a cocktail crafted by Mixologist Jess Stewart. This elevated Gin and Tonic includes coconut milk, lemon, earl grey orgeat, meringue, and soda. 

The Bier Garden of Encinitas 

Located just a few blocks away from the beach, the Bier Garden is the perfect place to grab a Fourth of July cocktail. Be sure to try out their Blackberry Mash, made with Bulleit Bourbon, creme de cassis, muddled blackberry, honey, and lemon juice. Don your best blue shirt as this red drink is the perfect compliment to your patriotic attire. 

The Corner Drafthouse 

If you’re fixing for a little heat with your Fourth celebrations, the Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita should be your go-to at The Corner Drafthouse. Crafted with Volcan Blanco Tequila, jalapeno, freshly squeezed watermelon, lime juice, agave, and a Tajim Rim, this fierce red margarita shows you mean business on the Fourth. 

Trust Restaurant

With cocktails matching in quality to their incredible wood-fired fare, Trust Restaurant is ready to help you celebrate the Fourth right. Grab a TAKE TWO cocktail, crafted with Cutwater Vodka, Amaro, blackberry, mint, lime, and salt. You’re sure to turn eyes with this dazzlingly red sipper. 

JRDN Restaurant

Pacific Beach is sure to be poppin this Fourth, but JRDN Restaurant is where it’s at when it comes to celebrating Independence Day. Pull up a chair on the patio and order a Pickling Berries cocktail, complete with Fugu Vodka, berries, and lemon. Raise your glass to freedom with this vibrant yet elegant drink.

Hundred Proof 

There’s no messing around when it comes to cocktails at Hundred Proof. A cocktail here is all the proof you need to show you’re serious about the Fourth. Grab a Goma, made with Kikori Rice Whiskey, clement coconut, lemon, black sesame, and Japanese chili. Garnished with red, white and blue unconsecrated communion wafers, this tri-patriotic colored sipper is just the thing you need to ring in Independence Day. 

7 Mile Kitchen 

Maybe you need to get a bit of relaxing in before raging through the night. Head over to 7 Mile Kitchen in Carlsbad, and order yourself an Acai Spritz. Crafted with Venom Vodka, acai juice, light agave nectar, lemon juice,  club soda, topped with a spoonful of blackberry-acai juice muddle, and garnished with a lemon wheel and mint sprig, the blue hues of this cocktail will help you ease into the celebratory mode. 

20|Twenty Grill 

Head inside the imaginative restaurant of 20|Twenty Grill, where you can order a Strawberry Ginger Shrub. Featuring Malahat Ginger Rum, house-made strawberry ginger shrub, and club soda, this vibrant red sipper will go perfect with any of the delicious food offerings here at 20|Twenty. 

The Westgate Hotel 

Feeling classy? Join the club along with all of San Diego. Make your way to The Westgate Hotel, and grab a Pisco Sour, an elegantly white concoction with Mistral Anejado, orange blossom water, and egg white. Sip on this refreshing creation while enjoying the smooth vibes of Jazz on the rooftop for the Sunset Poolside Jazz Series. 


Show your patriotism by sipping on a Fourth-inspired margarita crafted with tequila, agave, triple sec, lime juice, grenadine, vermouth, and a blue sugar rim to top it all off. 

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