Put on your walking shoes for the Redlands Signature Drinks Tour, where you can hit the hot bars in Redlands and taste their signature cocktails. These offerings are diverse, so there’s something for everybody.
Note: For the purpose of this story, each bar knew I was visiting and why. They did not charge for the drinks, which I took only a few sips and a photo of — except at Citrone, where I finished my drinks and got a ride home.
Have fun and be safe (but not in that order)!
The Redlands Snapper
This craft cocktail, made with celery gin, celery bitters, fresh lemon juice and Preservation bloody mary mix comes with a celery-salt rim and jalapeno stuffed onions. And it’s $2 off during happy hour and all day on weekends. This’ll wake you up!
Vodka, gin, fresh basil, cucumber, lime juice and simple syrup make a refreshing martini for a hot Redlands night.
The Perfect Pear
This tastes like Christmas in a glass. It’s pear liqueur, vodka, sweet vermouth, lemon and simple syrup with brûléed green apples.
Bourbon Berry Sour
This is the perfect balance of tart and bourbon, and it’s not too sweet. It’s got blackberries, bourbon, lemon juice and brown sugar.
Jalapeño Mango Martini
Get ready for some heat. This martini includes fresh jalapeños, lime juice, sugar, 1800 silver tequila, orange agave nectar liqueur and mango juice.
With agave nectar, Woodford Reserve Whiskey and grapefruit juice, this martini is simple and delicious. Everybody should know about this cocktail.
This is a dessert and a drink in one. It has strawberries, peach schnapps and three kinds of rum.
The Citrone Martini
Lemon vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, triple sec combine to make a citrusy cocktail that screams Redlands.
This drink, featuring vanilla vodka, Kalhua, simple syrup and espresso, will have you whipping out your phone to plan another visit.
Thai Basil Lemon Drop
Run, don’t walk for this martini that tastes like summertime in a glass. It has citrus vodka, triple sec, fresh basil, simple syrup and sweet ‘n sour mix.
Blood Orange Cosmo
If you are a cosmo drinker, be prepared for a different kind of flavor. This drink is not sweet. It has vodka, lime, blood orange liqueur and pomegranate juice.
Did we miss your favorite Redlands cocktail? Let us know in a comment below!
NOTE: The Vault asked not to be included in this story.