Grand Opening of Moniker Commons

We headed over to Liberty Station last night to be a part of the Moniker Commons Grand Opening Party, serving up specialty cocktails for their VIPs. The workspace they’ve created for entrepreneurs is brilliant with inspiring murals, great light, multiple conference rooms, shared spaces, desks, a kitchen and even a ping pong table.

“Starting a business on your own or with a small team of players is no easy feat. Join a community of risk takers and visionaries as we jointly step out into creating the worlds we imagine.” – Moniker Group

Take a Swing… or a Swig at the Farmer’s Insurance Open PGA Golf Tournament

From January 25 through the 29th, Snake Oil Cocktail joined hundreds to witness 22 year-old Jon Rahm win his first career tour at the Farmer’s Insurance Open PGA Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla. The victory was sweet, just like the drinks served up throughout the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Grey Goose Lounge and Michelob Ultra Bar were just a couple of many places people could escape the sun, sit back with an icy drink, and watch the serene magic that is golf.

The week was crisp and bright, packed with golf fans attentively watching the action along the plush greens in January. The bars were packed on Saturday and Sunday as guests followed each swing and putt, and the tournament advanced to the finale.

The most popular drink of the weekend was the Grey Goose 19th Hole. 

Cocktail Recipe: Grey Goose 19th Hole 

1 1/2 Parts Grey Goose Vodka
2 Parts Orange Juice
1 Part Pineapple Juice
1 Part Lemon-Lime Soda

Build in a glass with fresh ice with Grey Goose vodka, orange and pineapple juices.
Top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Tiger Woods, Cheng Tsung Pan, Phil Mickelson, and Sebastian Munoz were some of the golf stars in attendance, stopping to thank and shake hands of fans, autographing hats and bags after each round.

Thank you to Behind the Scenes Catering for putting this amazing event together and we hope to see you next time at the PGA tour!

‘Tis the Season for Cocktails

As we approach the holidays, we’re sharing some of our seasonal signature Snake Oil cocktails, a few classics, and even a wild card, ’cause why not? Check it out…

This milky punch is a holiday favorite, and we spiced ours with vanilla bean paste, fresh grated nutmeg and clove and served it with a side of brandy. For those of you who opt for a plant-based milk, there’s a variety of nogs out there, but Califia Farms is our fav. It’s half the calories, which means, we’ll have two, thanks!

And if you didn’t know before, now ya do… Christmas Eve is National Egg Nog Day.

Who doesn’t love cozying up with a warm bev during the holidays?! With fresh pressed apples, red wine, winter spices and hints of citrus and cranberry, our Snake Oil Mulled Wine is sure to be a crowd pleaser.


A holiday punch is an always the talk of the party and a fun way to serve pre-batched cocktails. Our Snake Oil Cocktail Co. Holiday Punch is made with vodka (also good with rum!) steeped hibiscus flower, fresh ginger root, allspice, vanilla bean, ground nutmeg and lime.  Extra props if you serve it out of your mom’s punch bowl she managed to save for all these years. We have a plethora of punch bowls we can bring to your next event, too!

Perfect for those cold nights, a hot toddy will warm you up in no time. We love making our toddies with Jameson Irish Whiskey, local honey, fresh pressed ginger and lemon, and hints of cinnamon and clove and eating it with a chunk of raisin challah from Milton’s Bakery in Del Mar. Hot toddies are said to relieve symptoms of a cold, too!

Yup, we did it. We took this trending cocktail concept into the Snake Oil kitchen for a little R&D. We made our own hot chocolate with locally crafted Eclipse Chocolate and organic milk, added cabernet sauvignon and topped it with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows. This warm bev might not make the Snake Oil menu, but it’s a fun one to try at home with friends.

One of our favorite cocktails to make for holiday parties is the Orchard. The fresh pressed apples really make this drink tasty, combined with pressed lime, fresh ginger root, local honey and hints of hazelnut. We love it with rum, vodka or bourbon!

We are no ordinary cocktail company, so why have an ordinary mule on the menu? While we can easily whip one up, we love the Orange Falernum Mule, made with bourbon, clove, cinnamon bark, vanilla bean, star anise, almonds, pressed orange, and ginger beer.

No matter the occasion, Snake Oil Cocktail Company can help you with your event, dinner or next gathering.

Give us a shout: to learn more.

Happy Holidays and Happy Sipping from all of us at Snake Oil Cocktail Company!

Valentine’s Day in San Diego

Valentine’s Day is widely recognized as a day of love and devotion…it’s either loved or loathed by singles and couples alike. While February 14th once meant getting free chocolate from your 2nd grade classmates, things change a bit for the 18 and over crowd who become consumed by the complexities of ‘what to buy’, ‘what to wear’ and ‘what to do’ with your loved one. We at Snake Oil got you covered with all sorts of ideas that you can try this year for Valentine’s day.

1. Stay in

Forget your diets for the night and find a recipe that you and your loved one can both agree on and tag-team dinner. Don’t forget the cocktail!

52 copy-X3Black Cherry Sour

2 oz Rye whiskey

0.5 oz Amaro

1 oz Fresh pressed lemon

1 oz Simple syrup

1 ea Egg white, freshly cracked and separated

1 oz Fresh pressed black cherry juice

3 dash Barrel aged bitters


Add cherries, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a shaker tin. Muddle until fruit is heavily pulverized. Double strain into a new shaker tin. Add egg, rye, and Amaro and dry shake hard for 10 seconds. Add ice and shake again until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a coupe glass. Allow head to form and drizzle bitters over cocktail. Garnish with a cherry slice.

2. Spreading Love


Hand out flowers or thoughtful notes to friends/co-workers or people in your life that you may never get the chance to show your love for.

Galentine edition: Created by Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a celebrated on February 13th with your gal pals. Pick up some fresh flowers for your galentines at your local florist. We like Isari Florist Studio.


3. Staycation

Tidal Restaurant SD

It’s easy to forget just how beautiful San Diego is when you’re driving the I-5 everyday during traffic hours. Sometimes it’s better to forgo the road rage and just take the coast –even if takes a little longer, it’s a nice reminder of how lucky you are to call San Diego home. Same goes for a staycation. Why leave Sunny San Diego, when you can just enjoy a nice meal out with your loved one?

This V-Day we recommend trying a new restaurant in San Diego:

For a fancy dinner, try Tidal, check out their menu here

For a more casual Sunday brunch, try the Broken Yolk in Del Mar.

4. Spontaneous Adventure

photo courtesy of SanDiegoRed

La Justina photo courtesy of SanDiegoRed

Sometimes planning takes all the fun out of adventure. If you’re looking to be spontaneous with your loved one, try picnicking at Balboa or Coronado


Day trip to Tijuana!

We recommend walking along Avenida Revolucíon and trying one of these great restuarants: Tobu, Mamut, Oryx Capital, and La Justina.