Posts Tagged ‘Texas Spirits’

Ranger Rick

This recipe began with a taste of .36 Texas Bourbon Whiskey from Ranger Creek in San Antonio, a heady spirit with great barrel vanilla flavor. Ranger Creek, a brewery and distillery, also makes white whiskeys. Later, I stopped by an Ikea to purchase a shelving unit (yes, I had some problems with the assembly) and […]


Texas Fashion, bourbon cocktail

Here’s a tribute to Texas spirit makers on the occasion of this weekend’s 2015 Houston Whiskey Festival. Not all the whiskey poured will be Texican, but we are using one that is — Yellow Rose Double Barrel, a bourbon aged first in new oak and then finished in wine barrels. The two-step aging adds a […]


Drink Up, Austin

Saddle up and ride for Austin tomorrow if you want to attend the Official Drink of Austin event. Six competing bartenders from the Lone Star state capital will be shaking and stirring their best. Which reminds us, we will be sharing live updates via our Twitter account @ShakesNStirs. Dozens of Texas spirits venders will join the cocktail […]


Son of a Beach, rum cocktail

We hope many of you will recognize this delemma. It’s the last day at the rented beach house. There’s time for an easy breakfast and cleanup before heading out. But what to do with the leftover odds and ends? The ingredients below were our leftovers, plus some Railean Reserve XO Rum and a few ounces […]


Strawberry Dimple, gin cocktail

What is a dimple? It is a miniature version of a martini served straight up in a shooter glass. This doesn’t mean the drink belongs in the college drinking game category. The name is too silly for that. It works well as an aperitif and as an after dinner drink. This cocktails calls for a […]


Bay Pirate, tequila cocktail

San Leon, a small community on Galveston Bay in Texas, was a pirate hangout back about 200 years ago. Today, the town is home to a flock of monk parakeets and Railean Distillers, producers of rum and agave spirits. We pulled all this into a drink incorporating both spirits and large splashes of fresh juices. […]


Day One, moonshine cocktail

The start of another week and the need for an end-of-day celebration for muddling through another Monday. Some moonshine — this one from Bone Spirits — jazzed up with a drop of orange juice and some Peychauds bitters. They combine to add a brighter outlook to the rest of the week. Day One 1 1/2 […]


Texas Two Lane, bourbon cocktail

Do not confuse this drink with the previously posted Texas Two Step. This cocktail name refers to the way some Lone Star state drivers drive. Here’s how it works: The sudden break to exit must be made while traveling at no less than 60 m.p.h., at least 2 lanes to the left, and no more […]


Razzamatazz, vodka cocktail

Stand at a crossroad long enough and you’ll meet everybody you know. This drink creates a four-way intersection with our Martini Monday category, an original recipe, the use of a shrub, and the 1876 vodka from Drippings Springs, Texas. Razzamatazz 2 ounces vodka 1/2 ounce raspberry shrub 4 mint leaves Place a cocktail glass in […]


My Gin, #TBT cocktail

We’re doing a Throw Back Thursday to My Gin (with apologies to Lanvin). And we’re sticking with Waterloo Gin, from Treaty Oaks Distilling Co., Austin, TX. They wrap hints of rosemary, grapefruit and lavender around the central juniper flavor. My Gin 1 1/2 ounces Waterloo Gin 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2 ripe strawberries Slice […]


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