Craft at the Cove with Guest Mixologist Eric Long

Craft at the Cove with Eric Long

Craft at the Cove is a monthly event at Level2 that celebrates the creativity and craftsmanship of mixology in San Diego. Join us on Monday, July 10 as we welcome Eric "Shrimp Toast" Long of False Idol behind the bar for a night of inventive cocktails, fun people and ocean views.

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ora rosa

The Story Behind Ora Rosa

What happens when you infuse premium mezcal with dried rose pedals? Answer: an amazing cocktails emerges.

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Negroni Week

Negroni Week

Like cocktails? Like giving back? Then, join us June 5-11 at George's Level2 for Negroni Week, a celebration of one of the world's great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world.

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The Story Behind Cool Beans

In our never-ending quest to make the best craft cocktails in San Diego, our resident Spirits and Beer Director/Barman, Stephen Kurpinsky, came up with one cocktail in particular that we couldn't be more excited about. Here's his story behind our current Cockail of the Moment, "Cool Beans".

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The Art of Ordering a Good Drink

The Art of Ordering a Good Drink

Have you ever been out with your friends, arrived at a hip new cocktail bar only to tense up and not know what to order? Not to worry, our Level2 mixologist, Stephen Kurpinsky shares ideas and suggestions to help make your next night out a delicious success.

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The Craft of Cocktail Making: Meet our Mixologist

If you haven't heard, we recently announced the opening of Level2, our all-new bar located on the second level of George’s at the Cove where we’re elevating the craft of cocktails in La Jolla. So, how did we come up with all of this? A good chunk of the credit goes to our resident mixologist Stephen Kurpinsky, the man behind our cocktail program. We recently sat down with Stephen to learn more. Here's what he had to say.

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Tiki Takeover: 5 Essential Tiki Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try

Level2 Mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky is back again with part two of our blog series dedicated to Tiki. Here he shares five essential Tiki cocktail recipes for you to try at your next themed party or any time you need a liquid vacation to the tropics.

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Tiki Drink

Tiki: That Time a Cocktail Started an American Cultural Experience

Tiki. The word conjures a wide array of visuals, smells and tastes, from fresh pineapple to fake waterfalls and little umbrellas. But where did this movement come from? What makes this cultural phenomenon so distinctly American? Why the Hawaiian shirt craze? Mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky takes you on a crash course devoted to Tiki.

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3 Warm-Weather Whiskey Cocktails

Mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky shares three easy-to-make, delicious whiskey cocktails perfect for summertime sipping.

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Colonial Era Cocktails: How To Make Shrubs

"Shrubs" - no, not the ornamental ones you may have in your front yard, but the tasty beverage who's roots go back to a time in American history before modern refrigeration. Find out where shrubs came from and how to make your own right at home from California Modern mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky.

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