Courtesy of THE US GRANT Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego. 

INGREDIENTS

—.5 oz. Bigallet Thyme liqueur

—.5 oz. Massenez Garden Party Rosemary liqueur

—.5 oz. Domaine Sante All-Sass (Wine Grape Nectar)

—2.5 oz. sparkling wine

—splash of absinthe

DIRECTIONS

Wash or spray the inside of a Collins glass with absinthe. Add ice and combine Bigallet Thyme liqueur, Massenez Garden Party Rosemary liqueur and Domaine Sante All-Sass in the glass. Top off with sparkling wine (Le Vielle Ferme Reserve Brut is preferred) and garnish with a festive feather.

Courtesy of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Various Locations, Colorado

INGREDIENTS

—2 oz. Jose Cuervo Traditional Silver or another silver tequila 

—.5 oz. Aperol

—1 oz. simple syrup 

—1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice

—1 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (Ruby Reds from Texas are best, tastiest from November through April)

—1 oz. soda water (a favorite is Topo Chico)

—5 oz. ice

—Dehydrated grapefruit wheel for garnish, optional

 

INGREDIENTS

—2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

—.5 oz. Sandeman 10-year tawny port

—1 bar spoon smoked maple syrup

—3 dashes Angostura bitters

DIRECTIONS

Stir and serve over a large ice cube in a small rocks glass.

Garnish with three smokey scotch-misted Luxardo cherries.

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Marina Kitchen, the signature restaurant at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, launched an urban beekeeping program in 2015 as a way to encourage environmental efforts on the 1,360-room property.