Ivy & Eve Cocktail Hour

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Ivy & Eve Cocktail Hour

Olallieberry Thyme Vodka Lemonade

It’s Olallieberry season in Cambria and if you didn’t know, Cambria and Olallieberries go together like PB & J.
Olallieberries are a large juicy summer berry that’s part blackberry, part red raspberry, and completely delicious! This summer sipper is perfect for a lazy afternoon by the pool (or beach, or backyard BBQ). It is sure to be a hit all season long!

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Lemonade Ingredients:

Makes one jug of lemonade.

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (5 to 6 lemons)
  • 1 cup superfine sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 3 cups water

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Cocktail Ingredients:

Makes one cocktail.

  • Lemonade (see recipe above)
  • 5 olallieberries
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 2 thyme sprigs

Olalieberries are famous, here in Cambria.


  1. Place 3 large olallieberries in a tall glass.
  2. Muddle with a wooden muddler (or a fork).
  3. Add 1.5 oz (1 shot) vodka to the glass and stir.
  4. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  5. Top with lemonade.
  6. Take the thyme sprigs in your hands and clap your hands together to bring out the aroma.
  7. Garnish with a slice of lemon, two olallieberries, and the smacked thyme.




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.