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Hemp is the Secret Ingredient in This Houston-Made Vodka

May 27, 2021 | By Kayla Stewart

Ben Williams channels the legacy of his great-­grandmother through his work at Highway Distillery in Houston.

Ben Milam Whiskey Honors a Texas Revolutionary

March 1, 2019 | By Gene Fowler

Texian revolutionary Ben Milam may not be as famous today as James Bowie, Davy Crockett, and William Barret Travis, but he should be. After all, Milam led the Siege of Bexar in late 1835 that drove Mexican forces out of San Antonio and the Alamo and set the stage for the Republic of Texas to win its independence the following spring. Felled by a sniper, Milam gave his life to the cause.

Bourbon Smash Recipe

March 1, 2019 | By

Marsha Milam describes her Bourbon Smash (see photo, left) cocktail recipe as “delicious, flexible, and forgiving.” Mix one up at home to celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2—or head to the distillery for its second anniversary bash—and toast to the spirit of Ben Milam and other brave Texas revolutionaries.

Adults Only Spring Break on Distillery Row

March 1, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

“It’s called Dripping Springs
for a reason,” says Meryl Sager, the
sparkly-eyed bartender at the Desert Door tasting room as she spoons a glob of honeycomb into the Yaupon Palmer, a sotol-based version of an Arnold Palmer made with yaupon tea. “Everything here is dripping.” Sager’s right. When you drive the back roads around Dripping Springs and Driftwood, you are meandering through Central Texas’ distillery motherland. Although not visible from these pretty, tree-lined roads, barnfulls of stills are near at hand, all bubbling away to create small-batch spirits—
from gin to sotol to whiskey—ready for you to swill, preferably while sitting outdoors on a breezy day with friends. These springs drip the good stuff.

4 Alternative Spring Break Trips

March 1, 2019 | By

Say “spring break,” and most of us picture a tourist-packed beach, but there’s a world
of options away from the seashores. We’ve planned four under-the-radar trips for those
ready to seek out experiences beyond the norm … with or without kids in tow.

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