Five Fabulous Seasonal Cocktail Recipes From OC Restaurants

The weather is cooling off and it’s the perfect time to enjoy some delicious seasonal cocktails from your favorite OC restaurants. Here are 5 that will make your taste buds tingle!

Antonello Ristorante

1611 Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA

“Nutty Pumpkin” Latte


·      1 ounce Nocello Italian Walnut Liqueur
·      2 ounces of our signature spiced pumkin puree’
·      1 ounce hot espresso
·      3 ounces of steamed whole milk
Top with:
·      Whipped cream
·      Powdered cocoa

In an 8 ounce coffee mug, add the Nocello, pumpkin puree’ and espresso. Steam up the 3 ounces of whole milk and add to mug. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a shake of powdered cocoa. Enjoy!

Locations in Tustin, Irvine & Newport Beach
Zov’s Pomegranate Martini


·      1.5 oz Skyy Citrus Vodka
·      1.5 oz Pomegranate Puree
·      Splash of sprite

Shake well. Serve up in martini glass.  Garnish with lemon twist & pomegranate seeds (optional)

Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Back Bay Coffee


·      1 cup hot brewed coffee
·      1 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey
·      1 shot Butterscotch schnapps
Top with:
·      1 tbsp. fresh whipped cream
·      1 dash white chocolate shavings
·      1 dash toffee bits

And garnish with a rolled cookie wafer

Bayside Restaurant
900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Spiked Apple Cider


·      8 cups apple cider (our favorite for home use is from Trader Joes)
·      2 oranges (slice in half and poke with cloves)
·      2 lemons (slice in half and poke with cloves)
·      12 cloves
·      3 cinnamon sticks

In a large pot, combine the ingredients and bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in DARK RUM – Kraken is our favorite (optional).

Serve right away or let cool and store in the refrigerator for up to a week

L’Opera Ristorante
101 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA
Julius Caesar


·      1 1/2 oz. Hangar One Spicy Pear Vodka (A California organic Pear infused vodka)
·      2 squeezes of fresh lime juice
·      1 tsp sugar
·      1 Pinch Chiffonade Basil

Shake and top with Club Soda

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