As part of our 150th Anniversary celebration, we launched a Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway that started in May this year. The Dusty Rabbit is a signature cocktail contest where merchants honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today. We challenged 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. Guests of the establishments participate in the cocktail contest by voting for their favorite Dusty Rabbit on Instagram or email. By supporting their favorite cocktail, guests are also entered for a chance to win a special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package! The Top 5 locations with the most engagement on Instagram and email will be served at our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party and ticket holders to that event will then vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit!

Until now, a specific ending date for the cocktail contest was not set, but with the confirmed date of our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party on Tuesday, November 7th, the end date for the contest has been decided! The Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway will officially end on Tuesday, October 31st!! Make sure to get your votes in and get entered into the giveaway before it’s too late!

How to Vote for Your Favorite Dusty Rabbit:

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.

Dusty Rabbit Giveaway Prize:

Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package:

-Night stay at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

-Gift cards for Gaslamp Quarter businesses

-Parking Vouchers, etc.

Current Top 5 Dusty Rabbit Cocktails:

1. Horton Grand Hotel

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

2. Searsucker

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

3. Quad Alehouse

Quad Alehouse

868 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

  • Muddle 1 slice of avocado with 3/4 oz honey
  • 1 oz Old Harbor San Miguel Gin
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 3/4 oz lime
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • Shake with ice
  • Double strain into chilled coupe glass
  • Finish with orange zest and rind

Quad Alehouse

4. Henry’s Pub

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!

Henry's Pub

Tied-5. Blue Point Coastal Cuisine & Greystone Steakhouse

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

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

Greystone Steakhouse