Add some spice to that next pool party.
"I don't know if it was the vintage, the vine age or the winemaking confidence, but that was a particularly motivating flight."
From Half Step, Austin.
Welcome to the golden age of independent Texas beer.
From Minnie’s Tavern and Rye House, San Antonio.
From CBD Provisions, in Dallas.
From Drink.Well, in Austin.
Following a rigorous competition at the ninth annual TEXSOM conference, Austin sommelier Scott Ota, of Arro restaurant, takes top honors in what has been called a game-changing year for the state's wine industry.
New Yorkers are cheering as our iconic yellow-labeled bock rams toward their city.
And 62 more state wines captured awards at the Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition.
Alcohol will be served—after the sermon.
Texas buys more beer than every state except for California, though we're only #8 per capita.
A Mexican beer pairing guide.
How it’s made, the secret of cooking with it, the truth about the worm, and everything else you ever wanted to know about Mexico’s favorite drink—and ours.
Dr Pepper finds itself.
This tropical margarita is much fruitier and easier to drink than a genuine Mexican margarita. If a frozen drink gives you a headache, omit the crushed ice and serve on the rocks.1 shot (1 ounce) tequila 1 shot (1 ounce) Cointreau 1/4 fresh mango, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup fresh
Not that you’re looking for an excuse, but these five original cocktails concocted by Texas bartenders using local liquors are a thoroughly acceptable reason to pour yourself a drink. Or three.
A few of the state’s best mixologists share their secrets to making delicious drinks.
Get your salt shaker and limes ready to celebrate that "frozen concoction that helps you hang on."
Spoetzl Brewery's first Pale Ale debuts with a curious ad campaign.
A new sports bar inspires Abilenians to get something off their chest.
With 31 new brewpubs across the state, deciding which bar to belly up to has never been more difficult—or fun. Our guide to the craft-beer craze.
6 cups water 3 family-size (1 ounce) tea bags 2 cups fresh mint, loosely packed 1 small can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate 1 bottle (32 ounces) R.W. Knudsen Peach Nectar (it has the most flavor) 1/2 to 1 cup simple syrup 1 liter ginger ale 1 liter club sodaBring
Recipe from Teala’s, Houston
What’s red and white and growing all over (as a tourist attraction)? Texas wineries.
2 quarts tomato juice (Sacramento) 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perrins) 6 tablespoons chopped horseradish, or to taste 2 tablespoons each of chopped fresh garlic, lemon juice, lime juice, and dried dill 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 teaspoon each of ground white pepper, celery salt, and garlic salt
Recipe from executive chef Michael Thomson, of Epicure in the Park, Dallas.
64 ounces plain lowfat yogurt 2 cans (28 ounces each) mango pulp 12 cups crushed iceWhip half of ingredients at a time in blender until frothy. Pour into glasses. Serves 10 To 12.From Savoring Summer, featured in Domain, May 1990
Its passionately loyal following may make this drink the last Texan soda pop on the planet.
Fast becoming a master soda jerk, Marilyn Shackelford, manager of Johnny B’s Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, showed us how to make a fresh Lime Rickey at home.1 juicy lime Crushed ice 1 1/2 oz. cherry syrup (Jubilee brand is good)Fill a pint glass with crushed ice. Squeeze in juice of one
IT WASN’T BECAUSE I was touring West Texas that I ate a cheeseburger for breakfast. It was after stumbling upon Johnny B’s for lunch the day before. Never mind the open sky and distant mesas, the cheeseburger at this inviting luncheonette was all I could envision.Open only since November (and
No Matter where you are, there’s someplace to be nowhere.
It’s a noble institution, especially if you can master all its subtle skills: not being there, the second call, holding forth, and another thing...
When liquor by the drink went into effect in 1971, Texas changed forever.
Saint Paul said that a little wine is a fine thing. He must have known something.
For years no one would drink Lone Star beer because rednecks did; then one enterprising man figured out that if it was marketed right, everyone would want to drink Lone Star precisely because rednecks did.
From Requiem for a Margarita.1/2 ounce of Triple Sec (1 tablespoon)1 ounce of fresh lime juice 1 1/2 ounces of light tequilaMaking the best margarita in town—at home—is not a matter of money. It does not depend on buying the best tequila or substituting classy Cointreau for the cheaper
Tequila, tequila, everywhere, and not a drop in your margarita.
Try the house wine; I made it with my own feet.
Some Texans are going crazy over wine. Others are just going crazy.
A long overdue homage to a cornerstone of Texas culture.
How Coors is setting out to conquer Texas.
From machismo to counterculture in one decade.
The inventor’s wife is named Margarita, but the drink was not named for a woman.
Some recommendations on what to do, see and buy this month.
It's not easy these days to find a good wine selection at reasonable prices, but it can be done.