A retro-designed bar serving handcrafted drinks, Starlite in Mission Hills features great cocktails, hard-to-find spirits, and stellar food until midnight daily. Sure, there are plenty of bars in San Diego, but none quite like this one—not with a custom-designed, quasi-Steampunk interior with cocktails that celebrate all things local and inventive, with an eye on the classics.
Starlite Cocktail Recipes
Starlite Mule: In a shaker with ice, combine 1-3/4 ounces Rain vodka, 1/4 ounce lime juice, and a couple dashes of Angostura bitters. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Float with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.
Miller’s Crossing: In a shaker, muddle 6 mint leaves. Add 1-1/2 ounces Martin Miller’s gin, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 1/4 ounce Mancino vermouth, and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass over ice and garnish with a mint sprig.