The popular AMC television show “Mad Men,” having just started its final season, has us all enjoying a sort-of flashback frenzy. From high fashion to the Old-Fashioned, this era could be called more mod than mad. Pull on a pencil skirt or a fancy fedora and head to one of these San Diego joints for their take on the classic cocktail concoctions.
Saddle up and mosey on over to North Park’s True North Tavern for the Strawberry Bourbon Mule. This southern cousin to the “Moscow Mule” takes advantage of peak strawberry season, combining Benchmark Bourbon, strawberry puree, lemon juice and topping it off with the essential dose of ginger beer. Traditionalists should try True North’s Ginger Manhattan, made with Templeton Rye, Antica Formula Vermouth, ginger syrup and a dash of cherry bitters.