Shake Up Your Routine with These 6 Cocktail Recipes

March 25, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Texas Highways also has a collection of cocktail recipes to share from our archives. Because liquor stores and grocery stores remain open during this time as essential businesses, you should be able to access (or get delivered to your door) everything you need to make these simple drinks.

Mardi Gras Cocktail Recipe from Galveston’s Tremont House

February 22, 2019 | By Melissa Gaskill

The historic Galveston Tremont House bar mixes up the perfect cocktail to accompany Mardi Gras festivities. When Galveston held its first Mardi Gras celebration in 1867, no one recorded the libations served. But modern-day revelers can hoist a signature Mardi Gras Punch (see below for recipe) at the Tremont House hotel, which shares the island’s long history with the raucous holiday.

Party with a Purpose

November 13, 2016 | By Lori Moffatt

For five days in January, in the recuperative lull between New Year’s and Valentine’s Day, San Antonio hosts a smashing soiree that both raises money for children’s charities and celebrates the craft cocktail movement.

Cuisine Confidential: Jen Keyser

June 3, 2016 | By Lori Moffatt

On May 12 at Austin’s Fair Market, bartender Jen Keyser and her team at Geraldine’s, the bar/restaurant at Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, won the “Official Drink of Austin” contest with a concoction she calls “Far From the Tree.”

‘Holidaze in a Glass”

December 18, 2015 | By Lori Moffatt

Most cocktail recipes call for a dash or two of Angostura bitters, but this lush and spicy number uses the bitters as a base spirit.

Cocktail Hour

November 17, 2015 | By Lori Moffatt

For those of us interested in both drinking delicious cocktails and learning about their history—a fun area of learning that encompasses geography, science, fashion, and language—the Oregon-based magazine Imbibe offers topnotch reading.

Shrubs for Summer

July 1, 2015 | By Lori Moffatt

“Imagine that it’s 1780, and there is no electricity, no railroads, and you’re a locavore because you have to be,” began Austin craft-cocktail guru Bill Norris at the 2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival.

Cocktail recipes

February 17, 2015 | By

In the March 2015 issue, Lori Moffatt writes about the spirit mezcal, a cousin to tequila that often contributes a smoky flavor to cocktails.

Sublime Smoke

February 16, 2015 | By Lori Moffatt

It’s one o’clock on a sunny Saturday in January, and I’ve come to San Antonio for the day to learn more about mezcal, that delicious agave spirit that’s the mysterious older cousin to tequila.

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