Best Cocktails in La Quinta

Being surrounded by the beautiful Santa Rosa mountains while in La Quinta is just the start as to why it is a great place to visit. La Quinta offers such great experiences to visitors and locals alike, from the arts and culture to the health and wellness offerings and everything in between. Enjoy their delectable dining scene and their abundance of cocktails. Follow us around town as well to highlight some of La Quinta’s best cocktails and libations. 


The Gin & Jas is a Gin-based cocktail from RD RNNR Libations, Pints & Plates. RD RNNR is all about the experience, from delicious food and great service to the ever-popular libations. This cocktail is made with Empress 1908 Gin, Jasmine Tea sourced from the local tea shop – Cali Rosina, lemon juice, simple syrup and is served up. This cocktail’s reputation is nothing but delicious! 

The Cliffhanger

The Cliffhanger is a frozen rum cocktail made at La Quinta Cliffhouse. The Cliffhouse, a local favorite known for its upscale casual dining, is built on a historic cliff called Point Happy and serves American fare. The frozen cocktail is made with light and dark rum, peach schnapps, orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice; the perfect mixture of sweet and sour! This cocktail is known to pack a punch!

La Vie en Rose 

La Vie en Rose is a Vodka-based cocktail from La Brasserie Bistro & Bar. This bistro and bar serve authentic French cuisine that juxtaposes a low key sophistication and charm, and casualness with a high-energy environment. The La Vie en Rose is made with Absolut Grapefruit Vodka, Elderflowers Liqueur, grapefruit juice topped with a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine called Crémant Rosé. Brasserie is a French term for the brewery so you know they are serving up amazing libations! 

Gold Cadillac 

Cadillac’s are a classic staple but something about Casa Mendoza’s Margarita’s just hit different. Casa Mendoza is a small Mexican restaurant filled with lots of flavors. This restaurant prides itself in making their meals from scratch, cocktails included! The Gold Cadillac is made with Gold Tequila, Triple Sec, homemade margarita mix and Grand Marnier floater. Pro tip: grab a pitcher to share with friends!

Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

Calling all chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! Try the Chocolate Espresso Biscotti from Enzo’s Bistro and Bar; it’s a crowd favorite. Enzo’s has been serving authentic Italian food, but their cocktails are not meant to be slept on! The martini is made with Chocolate Biscotti Liqueur, a splash of Espresso, Frangelico, Godiva Dark chocolate Liqueur and a splash of cream. This cocktail tastes like a chocolate lover’s dream!

Cinnamon Smoked Old Fashionista

Did someone say smoked? The Cinnamon Smoked Old Fashionista can be found at Morgan’s in the Desert located at the famous La Quinta Resort and Club. Morgan’s showcases contemporary American cuisine inspired by the bounty of the Coachella Valley and this cocktail reflects just that. It’s made with Whistle Pig Ten Year Rye, Vanilla Infused Syrup, Orange and Angostura Bitters, smoked cinnamon and an orange twist garnish. From what we’re told, this cocktail is said to be “to die for.”   

Bacon Bloody Mary

Bacon? That’s right, bacon! The Bacon Bloody Mary from The Grill on Main is the perfect brunch cocktail. It’s made with a house-made bacon vodka, Loaded Bloody Mary Mix and garnished with tasty brown sugar-crusted bacon! Come for the unique drinks and stay for the amazing plentiful boutiques on Main Street. 

The natural beauty of La Quinta is always something to enjoy while in the beautiful state of California. Next time you’re in town enjoying the arts and culture or taking in the 21st-century feel or health and wellness, stop by one of these amazing restaurants and indulge in a perfectly crafted cocktail made just for you!

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