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What is the Dusty Rabbit?

150 years ago, the area that is now the Gaslamp Quarter was jokingly nicknamed “Rabbitville” after its chief inhabitants. The “Dusty Rabbit” is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today!

We’re challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

Cocktail Contest & Giveaway!

Local mixologists are competing to develop our signature anniversary cocktail and we need your help to pick a winner! The Top 5 locations with the most engagement on Instagram and email will be served at our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party (November 7th, 2017) and ticket holders to that event will then vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit! By supporting your favorite Dusty Rabbit, you will also be entered for a chance to win a special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package!

Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package:

-Night stay at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

-Gift cards for Gaslamp Quarter businesses

-Parking Vouchers, etc.

Post a picture of your Dusty Rabbit (Be Creative!)

Tag your location; @gaslampquarter; #DustyRabbit; and #Gaslamp150 on Instagram or

email to info@gaslamp.org to vote and for a chance to win a

special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package!

Must be 21+. One entry per person for each location serving the Dusty Rabbit.

Final Winner:

Ticket holders at the GBOD Group 150th Gaslamp Gala presented by Trilogy Real Estate Management on November 7th, tasted and dropped their vote in a glass bowl.  The winner of the 150th Anniversary Dusty Rabbit signature cocktail contest is……

SEARSUCKER!

611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

“The Extra Special Peter Rabbit”

  • 1 oz Cucumber Gin (House infused cucumber gin)
  • 1.5 oz Pimms
  • 1.5 oz Basil Lemonade
  • Garnish – Pickled Carrot and Basil Leaves

Click here to learn more about the cocktail from the bartender!

Top 5 Dusty Rabbit Locations:

The Dusty Rabbit cocktail contest officially ended on Tuesday, October 31st! Congratulations to the Top 5 locations chosen by the public! These 5 locations will be at the GBOD Group Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Lamplighter Gala on Tuesday, November 7th, where attendees of the event will vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit! Stay tuned for the final winner!

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Top 5 Dusty Rabbits:

1. Salt & Whiskey

  • 311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

2. Searsucker

  • 611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

3. Henry’s Pub

  • 618 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

4. Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

  • 565 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

5. The Field Irish Pub

  • 544 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Where to find the Dusty Rabbit:

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207 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1 part Templeton rye
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 1 part Campari
  • Lemon twist
  • Mix ingredients, add ice, strain in glass.

 

207 Hard Rock Hotel

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Altitude Sky Lounge

660 K Street, 22nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

  • Old Grove Gin
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Passion fruit Giffard
  • Domain Sante Gewurztraminer Syrup
  • Pomegranate Seeds and Lemon Peel

Altitude Sky Lounge

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American Junkie

628 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1.5 oz Bullet Rye
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 dash angostura bitters
  • Orange and lemon zest

American Junkie

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The Rooftop by STK at Andaz 

600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1.00 oz Pear Vodka
  • Muddled Strawberries & Blue Berries
  • Prosecco
  • St. Germain Float
  • Served in a champagne flute with a grenadine sugar in the raw rim

The Rooftop by STK at Andaz

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Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

565 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1.5 oz Old Harbor San Miguel Gin
  • 2.0 oz Fever Tree tonic water
  • 1.0 oz House made honey simple syrup
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • Fresh Mint and Cucumber
  • Garnished with celery and carrot peel

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

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Brian’s 24

828 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 2 oz Mad March Hare Irish Poitin
  • 1 oz Sweet and Sour
  • Topless with club soda over ice in highball glass
  • 2 dashes of green creme den menthe
  • Stir and garnish with lime

Brian's 24

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Cafe Sevilla

353 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1.5 oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional tequila infused with Serrano peppers and pineapple
  • 1 muddled Serrano pepper slice
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz agave nectar
  • Served in a rocks glass garnished with a slice of Spanish Chorizo

Cafe Sevilla

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Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse

536 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1 part Bluecoat Gin
  • 1 part Cocchi Americano
  • 1 part Suze
  • 2 dashes Peach bitters
  • Served over ice

Ciro's Pizzeria & Beerhouse

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Don Chido

527 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1.5 oz. Union Mezcal
  • .5 oz. Solerno Blood Orange
  • .75 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • Dash of chipolte shrub
  • .5 oz. Aqua Faba
  • Charred Blood Orange slice
  • Served in a smoked glass

Don Chido

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F6ix

526 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1.25 oz Hennessy VS
  • 3 oz Martinelli’s Apple Cider
  • Served over ice in a bucket glass
  • Garnish with an apple slice

 

F6ix

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The Field Irish Pub

544 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Recipe by Brandi Abele.

  • 1 Muddled Blackberry
  • 1 oz Potcheen Irish Moonshine
  • 1/2 oz Elderflower liquor
  • 1/2 oz Apple Blackcurrant
  • 1/2 oz Orange Reduction
  • Shake and Double Strain into a Coupe Glass
  • Top off with Champagne, and drop in dry Ice

The Field Irish Pub

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FLOAT at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1 part Templeton rye
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 1 part Campari
  • Lemon twist
  • Mix ingredients, add ice, strain in glass.

 

Florent

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Florent Restaurant & Lounge

672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

“Thumpers Delight”

  • 1.5 oz Roca Repo
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon
  • .75 oz Agave nectar
  • .5 oz Pineapple
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes peychauds bitters
  • Garnish with two orange peels (bunny ear style)

 

FLOAT

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Greystone Steakhouse

658 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • Applewood Smoked Makers 46
  • Demerara sugar cubes
  • House-aged chocolate bitter
  • Flamed orange peel
  • Served in a snifter with a citrus infused ice cube

 

FLOAT

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Henry’s Pub

618 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 2.5 ounces of apple infused boubon
  • .5 ounce of sweet vermouth
  • Spoonful of luxardo cherry juice
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • 4 dashes of bitters
  • Build in a pint glass and stir to perfection
  • Strain over fresh ice and garnish with apple peel and luxardo cherry!!!  Boom!

Horton Grand Hotel

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Horton Grand Hotel

311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 2 oz Hochstadter’s Rye Whiskey
  • .25 oz Roasted Beet Juice
  • .25 oz Fire Roasted Carrot Juice
  • .25oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • .1 oz Maple Syrup
  • .25 oz Sparkling Cider
  • 2 dashes Celery Bitters
  • Garnished with beet powder and basil

 

Horton Grand Hotel

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Latitude Lounge

660 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

  • Milk Washed Cutwater Three Sheets Spiced Rum
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Honey Syrup
  • Pineapple Giffard
  • Garnished with Pineapple Leaves and Honeycomb

Latitude Lounge

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Pinzimini at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

910 Broadway Cir, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 2.75 oz. Fig infused Woodford Reserve
  • 0.5 oz. brown sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers Whisky Barrel-Aged Bitters
  • Garnish:  Dukes Lemon Twist
  • Stir all ingredients with ice and strain over ice or chilled bucket glass

 

Pinzimini

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Rustic Root

535 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1 oz Bacardi Rum
  • 1 oz Carrot juice
  • 1 oz Apple Juice
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz triple sec
  • .5 oz Bacardi 8
  • Float Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with dusted carrots and mint sprig

 

Rustic Root

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Searsucker

611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

“The Extra Special Peter Rabbit”

  • 1 oz Cucumber Gin (House infused cucumber gin)
  • 1.5 oz Pimms
  • 1.5 oz Basil Lemonade
  • Garnish – Pickled Carrot and Basil Leaves

Searsucker

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Side Bar

536 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1.25 oz Basil Hayden
  • 2 dashes of apple bitters
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • Float of Ginger beer
  • Served over rocks with a orange slice garnish

 

Side Bar

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Striders

100 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1.25 oz vodka
  • .25 oz luxardo
  • .50 oz cointreau
  • .75 simple syurp
  • Half of a freshly juiced lemon
  • Cherry bitters
  • Served on the rocks with a sugar rim & grenadine drizzled down the side

 

Striders

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Tin Roof

401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

An ode to our historical building (Carriage House) and a spin on the classic cocktail Sherry Cobbler

  • Fresh Peaches
  • Bullet Bourbon
  • Lemon Juice
  • House-made simple syrup

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