San Diego Spirits Festival

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What is it?

We can’t wait to participate in the San Diego Spirits Festival this weekend! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the festival, San Diego Spirits Festival is a destination event that targets industry insiders, consumer cocktail and culinary lovers alike, it’s a nationally acclaimed celebration of cocktail culture and it is the premiere West coast spirits festival held on the beautiful San Diego bay. With bartender competitions, tastings, seminars and parties, the festival offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for brands to be supported and gain recognition among San Diego’s cocktail and culinary community and beyond.

Taking place at the end of August each year, the San Diego Spirits Festival is committed to building the Mixology and Culinary community and garnering local and national exposure for the brands that participate. This year’s festival starts on Saturday, August 24th, and continues through Sunday, August 25th.

San Diego is California’s second largest city, and has experienced an exciting cocktail revolution. Now getting ready for its  ELEVENTH YEAR, the San Diego Spirits Festival attracts high-profile members of the spirits and culinary trade, affluent consumers and local bar and restaurateurs who are passionate about San Diego and the West coast’s burgeoning cocktail and culinary scene.

 From novice enthusiast to the cocktail aficionado, the San Diego Spirits Festival has something to please everyone’s palate.

The Pusser’s Painkiller®

Have an authentic Painkiller cocktail at San Diego Spirits Festival! A smooth and delicious blend of pineapple, orange and coconut with varying amounts of Pusser’s Rum give the Painkiller® its unique flavor. It truly can be described as the iconic island cocktail. From humble beginnings on the sandy beaches of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) the Painkiller® has enjoyed a steady growth in popularity and has become a regular feature on bar menus around the globe. For many years, bartenders and enthusiasts alike have helped to promote the popularity of this legendary cocktail, and today, it is steadily becoming a modern classic!”


We had a blast at this year’s San Diego Spirits Festival. The Painkillers were flowing, the rum was loved by all, and we had a blast getting rum-tastic with everyone who came out! Here’s some of our favorite shots from this year’s San Diego Spirits Festival!