On Tuesday, at Nickel City in Austin, TX, 22 of Texas’s best bartenders competed in Liquor.com’s 2018 Ultimate Bartender Championship sponsored by Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. The competition went five rounds, testing the skills that pay the bills with the grand champion headed to the Athens Bar Show in Greece.
It must be that sweet, sweet hill country water, because distilleries both big and small, in Austin are putting out some of the best spirits in the country. There’s nearly a dozen distilleries in Austin and surrounding areas, with more always popping up. Some of these local made Austin spirits have taprooms, and some don’t. Either way, I thought it’d be fun to create a guide for you featuring the best distilleries in Austin. So check out these easy, but in-depth guide to spirits and distilleries in Hill Country. There’s a little something for everyone, so drink up, Austin!
Cider is one of the best gluten-free options for those who appreciate craft beverages. Lucky for them (and everyone else!), Austin is blooming with cider right now. So here’s my updated guide to all things Austin cider.
The San Antonio Cocktail Conference is a 5-day long celebration of cocktails. With the top experts and bartenders around the country hosting educational seminars, crafting incredible cocktails, and finishing it off with some of the best parties you’ll ever attend. Here’s what to you need to know about the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, plus the 3 big trends I’m predicting for 2018!
Looking for the perfect holiday wine gifts for the wino in your life? Here are 7 fabulous holiday gifts for the wine lover in your life.
Looking for the perfect holiday gifts for the cocktail lover in your life? Here are the gifts you’ll find at the top of their wishlist.
Homebrewing is 100% legal, and doesn’t require a fancy setup to get started. You’re allowed to master your craft while experimenting with ingredients and styles. Unfortunately, being a home distiller, or moonshiner, is highly illegal and requires a still, making it further out of reach
Pomegranate Margaritas are a simple cocktail you’ll be happy to drink all year long! I just love how bright and colorful these cocktails are. They’re an easy twist on the traditional margarita. Check out the recipe and be sure to enter my giveaway at the
I love sangria. It’s my new go-to drink. All types of sangria too: dry Spanish, rosé, fruity, booze, sparkling, and even white. There are so many sangria recipes with rum, but when it comes down to it, making sangria is always a fun experiment using
Texas is in one of the first states to distribute Tubi 60. The alcoholic spirit from Israel that’s exploded to global popularity in a few short years. Tubi 60 began as a secret formula, passed down through the generations. Then, only five years ago, brothers Hilal and Yanai introduced the herbal spirit to Israeli markets. Their family’s recipe quickly became a huge hit in the Tel Avivi party scene.