As cliché as it sounds, I really do love the idea of a fresh start with each New Year. For me, that means using the next 365 days to discover innovative flavors, definitive experiences, and original products, all of which use local talent and ingredients from throughout this vibrant county. What better place to start than with local sips?
You and Yours Rye Me a River
Winter blues got ya down? Who are we kidding, it’s San Diego, so whether the sun is shining or we justify donning a Patagonia on those dreary 65° days, craft cocktail seekers can head straight to You and Yours for the urban distillery's Rye Me a River. The wintry blend of spice, pine, and citrus spirits is equally as swank as their feminine tasting room interior.
1495 G St, East Village, San Diego
Communal Coffee Lavender Honey Latte
Take one sip of Communal Coffee’s calming Lavender Honey Latte and discover a new form of stress relief. Mildly sweetened with clover honey, the pleasing taste of their housemade lavender syrup shines in this soul-warming rendition of a coffeehouse classic. For the creamiest combo, get it steamed with Communal's scratch oat milk.
2335 University Avenue, North Park, San Diego
The Rose Zorah Karasi
Nestled in the heart of South Park, this cozy gem serves up a rotating selection of natural vinos from organically farmed wineries around the globe. Uncork the Zorah Karasi from Armenia, a medium-bodied red made from indigenous yeast, a rare practice that yields a unique complexity of aromas, flavors, and texture. The fruity notes piled on a smoky undertone pair well with their handmade empanadas.
Join their Winter Wine Club for first dibs on exclusive releases and meet the makers behind your favorite labels.
2219 30th Street, South Park, San Diego