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Cocktail Recipes

Pitcher Diablos

Serving a batch of this twist on a classic cocktail with caramelly aged rum and fruity crème de cassis is sure to get the party started.

Spicy Paloma

While this cocktail is refreshing year-round, grapefruit season in Texas kicks off in the fall, making now an especially good time to enjoy it.

West Texas Smash recipe

West Texas Smash

Seeking to make a refreshing cocktail, Amarillo bartender Tiffany Reagan turned to an unorthodox ingredient growing in her garden.

50:50 Freezer Martini

You’ll always be prepared for cocktail time with this make-ahead batch recipe from Houston Eaves, of San Antonio’s Esquire Tavern.

Old Pepper recipe

Old Pepper

For the Old Pepper, acclaimed Houston bartender Alba Huerta takes bourbon and spices it up.

Pegu Club recipe

Pegu Club

Bill Norris, of Alamo Drafthouse and Midnight Cowboy, pours one out for the Pegu Club, the beloved New York cocktail mecca that has permanently closed in the wake of COVID-19.

Texas Margarita

The Texas Margarita

Jalapeño-infused agave is the secret to this sweet and spicy version from Danny Caffall, of Dallas’s Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Colonel Collins recipe

Colonel Collins

Pedro Ricalo, of Bullion in Dallas, shows how to make an easy, refreshing summer drink with a favorite brown spirit.

A pink summertime on ice, garnished with mint.

Summertime Smash

Fort Worth’s Megan McClinton shows us how to make her berry-based cocktail, a perfect segue into the sizzling summer season.

Robert Royale garnished with orange peel

Robert Royale

Bartender Robert Bjorn Taylor of Austin shows how to make his at-home Scotch-based cocktail, the Robert Royale.


The Paradox

The Austin speakeasy Midnight Cowboy’s updated menu, themed around the art of conversation, features a striking new cocktail.

Life Aquatic

The Houston Italian restaurant Coltivare has built its drink program around this herbal liqueur. Try the Life Aquatic.

Mexican Martini

Mexican Martini

It’s guaranteed to make your favorite urban cowgirl or cowboy happier than an armadillo diggin’ grub worms.

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