Recipe from Mike Sill, bar manager

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Recipe from Mike Sill, bar manager

Quality Social

789 Sixth Ave., downtown


Irreverent and untraditional, Quality Social opened its doors in March 2010 as San Diego’s “next generation” neighborhood bar.


The Stanley cocktail was named for Quality Social’s squirrel mascot, which mysteriously went missing from the bar’s museum-wall showcase. Quality Social now uses Stanley the squirrel as its logo.

The Stanley

Serves 1

1/2 cup strawberries or other seasonal fruit
3/4 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 ounces Gordon’s gin
Splash of soda

  • Muddle seasonal fruits (strawberries) with syrup and lemon juice.
  • Add gin and whip with a small amount of ice.
  • Pour directly in a Collins glass without straining.
  • Add a bit more ice and top with soda.
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