Based in Austin, Texas, YETI has created a line of drinkware that is tough, durable, and keeps your drinks as cold (or as hot) as scientifically possible.
With its easy size and double-wall vacuum insulation, the Rambler 10 oz Lowball is the perfect companion for sipping on smooth Texas whiskey. While ten years ago there were only two distilleries in Texas, Garrison Brothers in Hye and Balcones in Waco, Texas whiskey has become a consumer favorite and a critical darling. Experts cite “Texas terroir” as the foundation for the region’s success and the driver behind the Texas whiskey boom. If you need inspiration to fill your Lowball with some of the best single-malts and bourbons, head over to the Texas Whiskey Trail
Whiskey isn’t the only spirit with a foothold in the Lone Star State. Vodka distilleries have been growing as quickly as the Texas population. As one of the best-selling liquor brands in the U.S., Tito’s Vodka is well past its startup status. After breaking ground in Austin, Tito’s paved the way for Deep Eddy Vodka to create a strong-hold in Dripping Springs with brands such as Dripping Springs Vodka and Goodnight Loving Vodka following suit.
For a uniquely Texas vodka cocktail, we recommend enjoying a Chilton. Rarely found outside of West Texas, it’s sunshine in a glass- or a Lowball.
If you’re more in the mood for a cold beer, Texas has no shortage of breweries. Since the building of the Lone Star Brewery in San Antonio in 1884, Texans have been innovating and creating award-winning brews from Big Bend to Tyler. Whether you are looking for a winter pour to warm you up, a summer sip to cool you down, or BBQ’s best beer buddy, YETI’s drinkware will keep it the perfect temperature. The Rambler 16 oz Stackable Pint is great for backyard barbecues when you’ve tapped the keg and makes for easy clean up and storage. The newest addition to the drinkware family, the 24 oz Rambler Mug, is a beer lover’s dream. Safe for camp (no glass here), it keeps all 24 ounces of your favorite brew nice and frosty.
To keep cans cold, you can’t beat the Colster. Available in 16 oz (great for those bigger craft cans) and traditional 12 oz, the Colster is a must for the backyard, boat, or wherever you’re having fun. Don’t worry if spiked seltzer is more your speed- the Colster also comes in slim. And there are plenty of Texas seltzers giving White Claw a run for its money.
When we talk about Texas libations, we can’t forget wine. With a rich history and culture, Texas is home to numerous vineyards, ranging from family-run establishments to nationally recognized wineries. If you’re new to Texas wines, the Texas Wine Trail is a great place to start, and you can find many of these varietals at the best wine shops in Texas. Once you’ve picked up a few bottles, you’ll be ready with your Rambler 10 oz Wine Tumbler. Dishwasher safe, you’ll never have to deal with broken glass again in the backyard or on the boat.
Cheers to Texas!