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Creative Craft Cocktails in Palm Springs

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Visitors to Palm Springs craving a cocktail will find plenty of unique area bars offering creative artisanal drinks. Relax with a craft cocktail at one of these fine Palm Springs locations.


At Moxie Palm Springs (262 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs), you can Hit the Snooze Button, a tasty libation where raspberries, lime and rosemary syrup meet absinthe and liqueur d'orange. Cool off with an Irish Mule-Jito, a multi-cultural fusion of ginger beer and Jameson with agave, lime and mint. Happy Hour daily until 7:00 p.m., with $5 well drinks, $8 martinis and $2.00 off menu cocktails.

Frank's Bourbon Bar

"Old Blue Eyes" is back at Frank's Bourbon Bar at the Purple Room (1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs), a craft cocktail salute to Frank made with Eagle Rare Bourbon, burnt sugar syrup, lemon and orange zest and bitters. The bar offers over 50 rare and premium bourbons, including flights, and a clever cocktail menu sure to please Rat Pack fans (the Ring a Ding Ding Manhattan, Swingin' Sammy Sangria and The Marilyn Peartini). Weekend entertainment in the Supper Club.

Bootlegger Tiki

Happy hour comes twice a day at Bootlegger Tiki (1101 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs) at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and midnight to 2:00 a.m. Enjoy handcrafted tiki cocktails in a retro Polynesian ambience (formerly the location of fifties hotspot Don the Beachcomber). Go for it with a Pumahu Rama  (Venezuelan rum, crème de cocoa, half and half, Chartreuse and coconut) or enjoy Afternoon Delight (three kinds of rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple, lemon and passion fruit)

Sugar High

Head to the Sugar High Rooftop Lounge atop Azucar Restaurant (339 S. Belardo Rd., Palm Springs) for artisan cocktails with a view of the San Jacinto Mountains. Try the Sagebrush (muddled sage, whisky, Cointreau, lime, orange and ginger beer) or the Blue Bayou, with blueberry tea infused bourbon, fresh lemonade and Peychaud's Apertivo.


Seymour's (233 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs), located behind Mr. Lyon's Steakhouse, is as cozy as it gets: the intimate back-room bar holds only 20 people. A classic cocktail menu---Singapore Sling, Hemingway Daiquiri, Rob Roy—shares the bill with innovative creations such as "Wait..What? Avocado?" (gin, lime juice, simple syrup, avocado and mint) and  the Ocotillo Blossom (bourbon, blood orange bitters, bell pepper, honey and cayenne pepper). Large outdoor patio with lounge seating and bocce court.

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