Founded in 2010, Snake Oil Cocktail Company is Southern California’s preeminent cocktail design and consulting firm. We specialize in creating immersive full-service beverage experiences for select bars, special events and award-winning restaurants nationwide. Underlying our work is passion, and a deep-seated respect for the five fundamentals of culinary mixology: simplicity, seasonality, quality, creativity, and taste.
Snake Oil was founded with a commitment to cocktails, celebrating local produce and showcasing innovation in the kitchen. In July of 2010, Snake Oil Cocktail Company partnered with Top Chef’s Brian Malarkey and the Enlightened Hospitality Group to open Searsucker Restaurant, which was named Top 10 Restaurant Nationwide 2010, by TIME Magazine. The Snake Oil Cocktail Team built and developed the beverage program, including menu, staffing, and execution, resulting in a highly profitable operation that quickly set the bar on fresh cocktails and found international acclaim in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Huffington Post.
With the help of Chef Andrew Spurgin, Chef Antonio Friscia, and celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey, Snake Oil Cocktail Co. was able to expand nationwide, producing unique beverage experiences, including The TED Conference, Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, event collaborations with the Padres and Chargers, Sundance Film Festival and high-end activations with Aston Martin and Rolls Royce at the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance.
Over the past few years, we have expand our event and consulting capabilities, participating in approximately 700 events a year, from weddings to galas and large scale public events. Our portfolio of clients has grown tremendously and we work regularly with brands such as National Geographic, Porsche, Fox, and Warner Bros. Our homebase is in San Diego, but our team travels often to execute programs across the country. In addition to events, Snake Oil has taken on new and exciting bar program consulting projects; elevating the craft of cocktails for beverage establishments in Southern and Central California, New York, Tijuana, Valle Guadalupe, Baja California Sur, Boca Raton and Bogotá, Colombia. To date, we have launched over 30 successful beverage programs in five years and we have created beverage recipes and cocktail designs for dozens of product and brands.
Beyond great tasting cocktails and decades of combined event experience, we have a passion for our community and take pride in the valuable relationships we've built over the years. Snake Oil Cocktail Company is prominently featured on the preferred vendor list at over 30 San Diego wedding and event venues and we currently manage the food and beverage programs at the San Diego Symphony and Lyceum Theatre. While we're not at events, you can usually find us entertaining friends for dinner or grabbing a drink at a local neighborhood hotspot.
Business Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Event Catering: varies
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