Olallieberry Summer Delight

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Olallieberry Summer Delight

Olallieberry-Gin-Fizz-Cambria

What is an Olallieberry?

Well, an olallieberry is part blackberry and part red raspberry, and they are delightful! Developed in the 1940s by the US Department of Agriculture, the olallieberry exudes similar attributes as the blackberry but are larger and  sweeter.

Need to cool off? Journey over to Cambria and escape the scorching summer heat. If you cannot make it this weekend, do not worry, we have you covered. Take a trip to the Central Coast with this simple Cambria cocktail brimming with fresh olallieberries.

Olallieberry Gin Fizz

  • A handful of fresh Olallieberries
  • Honey (If you like things extra sweet)
  • 6-8oz carbonated water
  • 2oz gin
  • Garnish with lemon and a mint sprig
  • Muddle berries in the bottom of a tall glass.
  • Add honey, carbonated water and gin.
  • Stir gently. Add garnish. Enjoy!

You’ll find this delightful cocktail will give you every reason to find a way to escape to Cambria.

Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.