about snake oil cocktail
about snake oil cocktail
Snake Oil was founded with a commitment to cocktails, celebrating local produce and showcasing innovation in the kitchen. In July of 2010, Snake Oil Cocktail Company collaborated with Top Chef’s Brian Malarkey and the Enlightened Hospitality Group to open Searsucker Restaurant, which was named Top 10 Restaurant Nationwide 2010, by TIME Magazine. The Snake Oil Cocktail Team built and developed the beverage program, including the cocktail menu, staffing, and execution, resulting in a highly profitable operation that quickly set the bar on fresh cocktails.
Over the past handful of years, Snake Oil Cocktail Co. was able to expand nationwide, producing unique beverage experiences, including The TED Conference, Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, event collaborations with the Padres and Chargers, Sundance Film Festival and high-end activations with Aston Martin and Rolls Royce at the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance.
Over the past few years, we have expanded our event and consulting capabilities, participating in hundreds of events a year, from weddings to galas and large scale public events. Our portfolio of clients has grown tremendously and we work regularly with brands such as National Geographic, Porsche, Fox, and Warner Bros. Our homebase is in San Diego, but our team travels often to execute programs across the country. In addition to events, Snake Oil has taken on new and exciting bar program consulting projects; elevating the craft of cocktails for beverage establishments in Southern and Central California, New York, Tijuana, Valle Guadalupe, Baja California Sur, Boca Raton and Bogotá, Colombia. To date, we have launched over 30 successful beverage programs in five years and we have created beverage recipes and cocktail designs for dozens of product and brands.
Beyond great tasting cocktails and decades of combined event experience, we have a passion for our community and take pride in the valuable relationships we’ve built over the years. Snake Oil Cocktail Company is prominently featured on the preferred vendor list at over 30 San Diego wedding and event venues and we currently manage the food and beverage programs at the San Diego Symphony and Lyceum Theatre. While we’re not at events, you can usually find us entertaining friends for dinner or grabbing a drink at a local neighborhood hotspot.
The magic is in the bottle. It’s an ode to the days of the traveling medicine shows, when Snake Oil salesman would ply their trade from a wagon stage and boast of the mysterious powers of their bottles of snake oil elixirs.
All of our cocktails are made with the freshest ingredients, often hand pressed or juiced just prior to our events. We promote our mixes as a healthy tonic to vitalize and nourish while consuming alcohol.
Feel good about feeling good.
Eye Of The Tiger
Vodka or Tequila, Dragon Fruit, Pressed Lime, Muddled Basil, Infused Black Pepper
Out Of The Blue
Vodka or Gin, Smashed Blueberry, Pressed Lemon, Infused Lavender, Soda
Vodka or Gin, Pressed Grapefruit, Thyme Infusion, Blackberry Jam, Touch of Vanilla
Vodka or Gin, Coconut Milk, Applewood Infusion, Fresh Ginger, Pressed Lemon, Club Soda
Vodka, Gin or Tequila, Smashed Strawberries, Pressed Lime, Almond, Orange Flower Water, Muddled Mint
Pimm’s No 1, Muddled Basil, Pressed Lemon, Pickled Baby Globe Carrot
Vodka or Tequila, Smashed Cucumber, Pressed Lime, Agave Nectar, Muddled Basil
Bourbon, Pressed Lemon, Muddled Orange Peel, Cinnamon Bark, House-Made Mulled Wine
Meet Our Team
Michael Esposito Co-Founder & CEO
Frankie Thaheld Partner | Director of Mixology
Saul Paniagua Director of Sales & Beverage
Molly Campbell Personnel Manager
What People Are Saying About Us
"Snake Oil Cocktails was nothing short of perfection. From their staff and mixologist to their beverage recipes & presentation, everything went exactly as planned and was beautiful."
"Your beautiful drinks were the highlight on the page! I’m excited to continue working with you and to see you at the launch party"
“Our guests were so impressed and loved the specialty drinks. As always your entire team was a joy to work with”
“With your help we had the most successful gala event ever!”
While our vision is to someday open a tasting room or venue, we pride ourselves on our community relationships at partners. We are the preferred vendor at over 150 venues in San Diego and currently manage the F&B at the San Diego Symphony and Lyceum Theater.