Texas Moonshine Distillers Are Bringing the Spirit Back

August 22, 2023 | By Ruvani de Silva

A New Daiquiri Bar Brings the Frozen Fever to La Grange

June 27, 2023 | By Katey P. Outka

Recipe: Fernet Punch

November 23, 2022 | By

We asked Las Ramblas to whip up a cocktail specially fit for the winter holidays.

Las Ramblas Cocktail Lounge Brings Nightlife to Historic Downtown Brownsville

November 23, 2022 | By Danielle Lopez

Sip On This: Four Texas-Made Cocktail Recipes to Keep Summer Going

September 20, 2022 | By Gabrielle Pharms

Though one of Texas’ hottest summers is beginning to cool off, that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up refreshing poolside cocktails just yet.

Texas’ First Black-Owned Taproom Opens With an Educational Twist

June 30, 2022 | By Ruvani de Silva

Beer Salt Is a Texas Tradition, Y’all

May 26, 2022 | By Anthony Head

Sophisticated Non-Alcoholic Beverages Are on the Rise in Texas Bars

December 24, 2020 | By Sarah Hepola

On a sunny Saturday, I sat on the patio of a Fort Worth bar enjoying a drink, an act that was radical for me.

Elk Store in Fredericksburg Models Itself After a Prohibition-Era Speakeasy

July 1, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

The Elk Store Winery & Distillery traces its lineage to a Prohibition-era Central Texas moonshiner. Owner Todd Smajstrla named his spot on Fredericksburg’s Main Street after the old general store in Elk, just northeast of Waco, where his great-grandfather, John Cyril Smajstrla, made clandestine moonshine.

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Recipe

June 19, 2019 | By

For scorching July temperatures, it doesn’t get more refreshing than Elk Store’s Cucumber Gin and Tonic. Bartender Nia Gramatikakis developed this recipe using Elk Store’s signature gin, which features 11 botanicals and has been distilled eight times.

Desert Door Paloma Recipe

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