April 04, 2015 / Rachel Eva
One of my favorite cocktails in San Diego right now! Light, refreshing, tart and slightly sweet, with a touch of savory spices (cardamom, clove, nutmeg), what I call a "delightful" cocktail, on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Leigh Lacap is responsible for this beauty. He introduced us to sherry cocktails at Ironside, and put this one on the new menu at Coin Op. (tip: free play games the last Sunday of every month!) Here's the recipe for you cocktail lovers!
The Bohemian Revolt
- 1.5 oz Manzanilla sherry
- .5 oz Geijer Glogg
- .5 oz St George pear brandy
- .75 oz fresh lemon juice
- shy .5 oz honey syrup (3:1)
- freshly grated nutmeg
- fresh mint garnish
Shake and serve on pebbled ice, artfully garnished.
Coin Op's approach to cocktails is not what you expect when you hear the word "barcade" - this is part of the allure we appreciate about this great neighborhood spot. Sip on a cocktail like The Pastry War (mezcal, china china amer, lemon & sugar) or The Nether Region (mint-tea infused genever, fernet, ginger, lime & soda), and play Off Road or Pinball. The new menu has a three-tiered cocktail section: for those who are looking at an introduction to craft cocktails, start at level 1, and others who delight in more complex flavors, level up.
They even have a house interpretation of the infamous Fireball shot (if that's your thing).