Photos BY Michael Wesley



To toast with during all those occasions we enjoy and celebrate with friends and family. cheers! salad! Good Health! congratulations! bottoms up!


1. Chestnuts Roasting

Bourbon, chestnuts, vanilla, orange and mezcal at George’s at the Cove, 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.4244, georgesatthecove.com

2. Pineau et Poire

Grey goose Poire, Pineau des charentes, Vanilla Bean simple syrup, garnished with a slice of pear and served up in a martini glass at nine-ten, 910 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.964.5400, nine-ten.com

3. Charles Dickens

Calvados Brandy, orange Bitters,
st. germain, shake and strain into bucket glass laced with chivas Regal (no ice) with a lemon twist at the Med at La Valencia, 1132 Prospect St.,
La Jolla, 858.454.0771, lavalencia.com

4. The Goodwin

Bulleit Rye, cynar, absinthe and Peach Bitters at the Patio on Goldfinch, 4020 Goldfinch St.,
San Diego, 619. 501.5090, thepatioongoldfinch.com

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5. Espresso Martini

Stoli rasberry vodka, Kahúa, cream of whisky and shot of italian espresso. with a touch of milk foam and three coffee beans at Osteria Romantica, 2151 avenida De La Playa,
La Jolla, 858.551.1221, osteriaromantica.com

6. Blood & Sand

high west Distillery campfire, fresh pressed orange juice, cherry herriing liqueur, sweet vermouth at Vessel restaurant at Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter island Dr, San Diego, 800.566.2524, resortkonakai.com

7. 4 G Martini

Grey goose vodka,
canton ginger liqueur,
st. germaina with grape garnish at the Marine room, 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla, 858.459.7222, marineroom.com

8. Winter Sunset

Champagne, pear nectar sprinkled with cinnamon at Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé, 2880 torrey Pines Scenic Dr., La Jolla, 858.534.9624, bellavistacaffe.com

Sweet Finales

What better way to put an exclamation point at the end of a delicious meal.


1. Pear Strudel with spiced cream, coffee, chestnut and fennel at George’s at The Cove, 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.4244, georgesatthecove.com

2. Vanilla Flan Tart, Farmer’s Market pears, hazelnut whipped cream, cinnamon & hazelnut crusted Dulcey (it is a caramelized white chocolate made by Valrhona) at Nine-Ten, 910 Prospect St, La Jolla, 858.964.5400, nine-ten.com


3. Chocolate Ganache with extra Virgin olive oil Frilled sourdough, Fleur de sel at Vessel Restaurant at Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, 800.566.2524, resortkonakai.com

4. Pumpkin Mousse with cheesecake Filling & Pecan crumble at Table 926, 926 Turquoise St., North Pacific Beach, 858.539.0926, table926.com

5. 20-layer cake with cranberry mousse and honey walnut ice cream at The Fishery, 5040 Cass St., North Pacific Beach, 858.272.9985, thefishery.com