We didn’t have food at Carnitas’ Snack Shack at the Embarcadero in San Diego, but we did have a drink.

There were a few minutes to kill before we needed to visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego, so we decided to stop at this joint.

We didn’t eat a famed pulled pork or sausage sandwich because we already had dinner reservations later that night. Otherwise, a sandwich would have gone in my mouth.

This place wasn’t on our list to stop at, but the sunset starting to go down, music, and the beautiful light playing upon the buildings on the pier at the Embarcadero — how can you turn down such a perfect scene in San Diego?

I ordered a Cucumber Bliss — containing organic cucumber vodka, elderflower, honey, lemon, and a splash of soda water. Barrett ordered The Dee-Lite — containing Tito’s Vodka, prickly pear syrup, pineapple, coconut, simple syrup, and a splash of sprite.

I tried both, but as often happens, I enjoyed my drink best. I tend to know what I like.

The Cucumber Bliss drink was perfection.

I like a good gin and cucumber drink, but this vodka and cucumber infusion did the trick. The bit of honey and lemon is also a big favorite. A drink with just the right amount of sweet and sugar. Nothing too in-your-face, and nothing too forgettable. The slight bit of foam at the end of the drink adding a touch of playfulness.

As I mentioned previously, next time I’m in San Diego, I’m going to have to visit Carnitas’ Snack Shack to grab one of their delicious sandwiches, garlic fries, and more. Too many people are talking. I can’t miss out.

Do you think they’ll deliver to Sacramento?

This would be my happy-hour jam if I were a local. That’s 100% for certain.

Carnitas' Snack Shack - The Dee-Lite Drink
The Dee-Lite – Tito’s Vodka, prickly pear syrup, pineapple, coconut, simple syrup, and a splash of sprite