BOYS & GIRLS Saturday 4/16 w/ RCHRD OH & SAUL Q.

Nobody's going to Coachella. Everyone will be here.




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*Champagne Family Cocktails*

Learning to Drink By Family - *Champagne Family Cocktails*

Ahhhhhhhh shiiiiiiiiiit! Nothing like a bubbly cocktail! If only Puff, or is it Diddy? P Diddy? Daddy? Whatever. If only they knew the experience of a well crafted champagne cocktail. They’d probably order bartender service along with those bottles of champagne. Oh, good idea. Trade marked, Bartender Service. Everyone’s going to want it at their table. Anyways, enough hip hop and brilliant ideas.

The champagne cocktail family! These cocktails are usually pretty easy to make, and super fun to drink! The family of cocktails is constructed as follows:

- 1 oz of Gin or Cognac

- 1/2 oz of Lemon

- 1/2 oz Sweetener (usually simple syrup)

- A quick shake

- Strain into a champagne flute and top with Champagne

Bam! Not to tough eh? These cocktails are perfect for parties, relaxing by the beach, or a celebration of any kind! A classic staple Champagne cocktail would definitely have to be the French 75. All this little guy requires is Gin, Lemon, Simple, and Champagne. At El Dorado we use the following specs:

- 1 oz Plymouth Gin

- 1/2 oz of Freshly squeezed lemon

- 1/2 oz of Simple Syrup (1:1 Ratio)

- Shake, Strain, top with the Bubbly

- Garnish with a lemon zest

Now let’s take a look at the history of the Champagne Cocktail. The original champagne cocktail dates back to the mid to late 1800s. In Jerry Thomas’ “The Bar-Tenders Guide,” the recipe calls for shaking all the ingredients, including the champagne. Well they quickly realized that was a mistake as carbonated drinks will explode in your face or over a large crowd at a rap show if you shake them. Here’s his recipe:

- 1/2 teaspoon sugar

- 1 or 2 dashes of bitters

- Lemon peel

- Champagne

Later the recipe called for a lump of sugar with angostura bitters. You would then build the drink in the champagne flute and stir it. From there, the variations began to take off. And now we have the current Champagne Cocktail Family. Here’s an old favorite at El Dorado that you will be sure to love. It’s called the Airmail:

- 1 oz White Rum

- 1/2 oz Freshly squeezed Lime

- 1/2 oz Honey

- Shake, Strain, top with Champagne

There’s plenty of different champagne’s to choose from. We feel that usually the drier champagne’s work best. Brut is always a good call. But hey, it’s your cocktail, experiment! Until next time, Cheers!



One of our biggest events of the year is this Saturday at El Dorado, The Gaslamp Killer! For those who dont know, he is an internationally renown electro/breaks/dubstep DJ who is originally from SD. He has been rocking shows all over the world for years and we are lucky to have him play in an intimate setting like El Dorado (he killed it at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last week!) This party is gonna be buzzin so come early!
We are also pleased to have Bubblegum Sci Fi, Headshake (Dub Dorado), and Blancnoire (Young Guns) on the bill. This event is hosted by TheMixster.com and photos by Turbo.fm

For more info check out the Facebook event page here.

See ya Saturday!!



Learning to Drink by Family - Collins Family**

Learning to Drink by Family - Collins Family


The first days of April bring many things to us; the change in weather, extra hours of sun, celebrations of all kind, Family Night and cocktails. This week is the Collins family. No, not the Phil Collins and his family.
Im talking about the drink. The Tom Collins is where it all started. This drink traditionally made with Gin was the "cat's meow" in its hay day. Everybody wanted one (or 7). Not to the point where you weren't cool if you didn't have one. But it could only help your situation. On the other hand, it was one of the most refreshing cocktails, and still is. This delicious adult beverage consists of:
- a healthy amount of Gin.
- Fresh lemon juice
- a couple lumps of sugar (or liquid sugar, better know as simple syrup, a.k.a azĂșcar way)
finished off with some soda water.

I always say "this is one of my Favorite drinks!" but thats not fair. I can't say that about every family of cocktails (even though it's usually true at the time). Really though, this is one of my favorites to make. There are endless variations to this drink and 96% of the time they are all great. Take that standard Tom Collins for example. swap out the soda bubbles for some champagne. WOE! now were talking. I know how you ladies like your champagne, turns out so do the guys. They just don't like to admit it. . Lets be realistic here, you put some Gin, champagne, maybe even some fresh lumps of fruit into any tall glass. you got a winning combination for anybody.

Lets not stop there. Get on in and try a collins with the some Gossling's dark rum, fresh orange juice, a little lemon, a little sugar, an orange garnish. It's called the "Northside Special". By no means is it anything less then special.

Thanks for reading, Hope to see you for our next installment of Family Night at the El Dorado Cocktail lounge.