The Winter Spritz
From the brilliant minds behind the bar at Group Therapy, the sultry lounge at Hotel ZaZa Austin, comes – The Winter Spritz. The bright cocktail is a same but different riff on the beloved cocktail, adding cinnamon and spiced orange ginger ale to the mix to create the new “cocktail of winter” to get us through the holidays and the looming winter months ahead.
Casey Barber Introduces a Taste of France in Texas with Rose Gold
With vineyards encompassing hundreds of acres of the rolling Texas Hill Country, winemaking in the Lone Star State is quickly becoming a widely practiced profession. In a highly concentrated industry, how does a winemaker stand out from the rest? One Texas woman is crafting French wine and creating magic by combining classic Southern charm with […]
Sipping Seasonally: Spiced Pear Moscow Mule
As autumn descends in Texas, the new season highlights a pivotal shift from fruity seltzers and cocktails to all things pumpkin spice-infused. From coffee to pastries, introducing spices to your favorite cocktails is a simple and easy way to tailor drinks to the fall season. Pear and seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom are […]
Whiskey Hollow: How One Man, One Still, and One Dream Pay it Forward
Whiskey Hollow Distillery smells like magic, sounds like Texas, and exists on the value of paying it forward. Housed in an old bank building, once rumored to have been robbed by Bonnie and Clyde, the small, one-still craft distillery sits right off the freeway in the quaint Valley View town square. Owner Les Beasley makes everything from bourbon, rum, and even […]
An Assortment of Beverage Ideas
If you are tired of drinking the same cocktail or mocktail, it is time to spice it up. Depending on your liquor of choice, here are a number of recipes, recommendations, and tips to try. Enjoy! Essential Barware for Hosts A good beverage, crafted with alcohol or not, often appeals to your five senses: its […]
The Perfect Summer Sip
Lemonade has long been the quintessential beverage of summer. From the pre-mixed sugary concoctions at childhood lemonade stands to the fresh-squeezed varieties at your favorite café, lemonade is an irresistibly refreshing drink on hot summer days in Texas. But sometimes, that perfect balance of sweet and sour could use a little something extra to elevate your frosty glass to a beverage […]
It Is Always Hard Cider Season in Texas
Across the nation, the hard cider scene is coming into its own, and that includes in Texas. Whereas ten years ago, there was barely a local producer in sight, cideries are popping up in every major city across the state. So, if you have not yet sampled a sip from a can or tap, it […]
A Christmas Cocktail Hour Even Santa Will Love
Regardless if the weather outside is frightful or not, there is nothing more delightful than a gathering of your friends and family during the holidays. Instead of going out to an over-crowded and over-priced bar or restaurant, why not impress your loved ones this year with a Christmas cocktail happy hour at home? Hosting a […]
Miracle® in Texas: Holiday Pop-Up Cocktail Bar in a City Near You
Santa Claus is not the only visitor coming to town this holiday season. Global pop-up phenomenon Miracle® has made its way to the Lone Star State and is taking over bar scenes everywhere.
Perk Up Fall with Coffee Cocktails
October in Texas is full of warm, golden days that explode into glorious sunsets that gently fade into clear, star-freckled nights... unless it happens to be a day that the wind screams down from the North Pole, bringing bone-chilling cold that makes you want to retreat to a blanket fort with a carafe of coffee and a good book. Either way, a coffee cocktail is the perfect adult beverage for Texas's crazy October moods, whether it's a hot or cold version.
Cocktailgating in Texas: Four Drinks to Tackle Tailgating
With football season in full effect, dedicated fans across the nation celebrate their favorite team in lively pre-game festivities. Tailgating, a pastime enjoyed through early arrival, an elaborate setup, and massive feast shared with friends and family, is the social event of every football-filled weekend. In the Lone Star State, the grill and games of […]
Playa Real Brings Artisan Fruit-Infused Tequilas to Texas
There is a new tequila in town. Well, in Texas to be exact, and it is starting to make some tasty waves. The new company, Davis Spirits Company, is based in Austin and recently launched a new line of premium tequilas called Playa Real. It has been on the shelves since January 2018.