Developed by Director of Libations James Wood, the seasonal menu continues a tradition in offering inspiring handcrafted libations highlighted by premium spirits and fresh ingredients, including house-made mixers and syrups. As with its past seasonal menus, which have garnered “Best of” status, including a Best Cocktails nomination with the 2013 Golden Foodie Awards, the new menu promises to be equally impressive in taste and presentation.
In total, seven specialty drinks are now available following a special menu launch preview. Standouts include “The Buccaneer,” which is crafted with a saffron-infused gin, elderflower, lemon grass syrup and angostura bitters, as well as “The Tortuga,” which includes Tequila Ocho Plata, dry vermouth, cucumber, cilantro, and lime. Those who are anxiously awaiting the first cold snap of the season will likely delight in the “The Norrington,” which features cachaca, pineapple, lime, basil syrup, and all spice dram and is reminiscent of the flavors of the holidays.
Housed within Fullerton’s original Pacific Electric Railway Station (a registered California Landmark) in the heart of the city’s historic downtown, HopScotch’s culinary American cuisine is complemented by an extensive beverage selection of crafted cocktails, over 75 craft beers, and over 140 different varieties of whiskey, making it the widest array of whiskey in the county. The interior offers the warmth and charm of an historic tavern, while two patios provide a relaxing outdoor atmosphere. Steps away from Fullerton’s Metrolink station, HopScotch offers ample parking via parking lot or structure.
Located at 136 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832, HopScotch is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Brunch is served from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Social Hour from 4:p.m. to 7:00p.m Monday through Friday. Private party bookings at 714.871.2222. For more information, visit www.hopscotchtavern.com.
Photos by Alan De Herrera