San Diego's Most Extreme Cocktails

Whether it's the end of bad day or the beginning of the best night of your life, sometimes a regular ol' vodka soda just doesn't cut it. Enter extreme cocktails, San Diego-style. From fish bowl-sized mai tais to a 60oz. tsunami punch, these drinks take cocktail hour to whole new level.

Updated: January 25, 2008

Seasonal Sparkler


Mistral Restaurant

4000 Loews Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado, CA 92118

THE PLACE: Loews Hotel Coronado's slow food mecca Mistral. THE COCKTAIL: Seasonal Sparkler, a mix of Armand de Brignac bubbles garnished with a seasonal fruit soaked in an Italian and a French Liqueur. THE PRICE: $75.


Birdbath Margarita


Casa De Pico

5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

THE PLACE: Casa de Pico, Grossmont Center's version of Barzaar del Mundo. THE COCKTAIL: 32oz. extra-large margaritas come in 3 flavors in a birdbath-sized margarita glass with a rock salt rim. THE PRICE: $8.75


Tsunami Punch


RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

474 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

THE PLACE: RA Sushi on Broadway, a party person's perfect date place. THE COCKTAIL: RA's 60-oz Tsumani Punch blends cold sake, 4 liquors, and tropical juices with 4 straws in a fish bowl big enough to make Nemo's mouth water. THE PRICE: $13


60oz. Margarita


Casa De Moreno-Marron

2754 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110

THE PLACE: Casa de Reyes, Old Town's old-school tequila bar. THE COCKTAIL: A 60oz traditional margarita is a party for 2 with sweet and sour mix, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, house tequila, and a secret ingredient on the rocks with salt. THE PRICE: $18.95


Mondo Mar-tiki


Mister Tiki

801 5TH Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

THE PLACE: Mister Tiki's Mai Tai Lounge, the Gaslmap's own island oasis. THE COCKTAIL: Captain Morgan Parrot Bay, Malibu pineapple, cruzan light and Captain Morgan spiced rums, plus a splash of all the house juices, served in a huge, shared tiki bowl with 4 straws. THE PRICE: $35