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5 Cocktail Confections

Allison Mitchell | February 20, 2017 | Feature Features

Please your palate with these dessert-inspired sips.
Trade dessert for the Scripps Spellcheck sip at Mesa.

1. Mesa
A nod to churros, the Scripps Spellcheck ($12) will have your taste buds singing, thanks to RumChata, Mount Gay XO, Becherovka and Carpano Bianco. A dash of vanilla and
 a dusting of grated cinnamon sweeten the deal.

2. Orange Hill
If pie is your passion, the Clover Club ($14) is your poison. Boasting raspberry compote, hazelnut, lemon and cream, this concoction’s kick of Pimm’s is just an added bonus.

3. SeaSalt Woodfire Grill
With a name like SeaSalt Love Drank ($10), you know you’re in for a good time. Rich bourbon, coffee and cream meet sweet raspberry, cocoa and mint for a combo that’s right on trend.

4. SideDoor
New lead barman Randy Thais delights with The Fair Lady ($13), a citrusy yet decadent sip of fresh Key lime juice, Hayman’s Old Tom gin, heavy cream, housemade orgeat, egg white and vanilla molasses. Loverly!

5. Social Costa Mesa
Sunny days 
call for the Slush Puppy ($12). Reyka vodka, chardonnay, O.J., blood orange and Grand Poppy are served in a stemless wine glass, then topped with a dehydrated blood orange slice and edible flowers for a pretty (and tasty) look.


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