Spirits

The Hangover

Sep 17, 2015 By Eric Benson

Chip Tate built Balcones into one of the country’s most innovative whiskey distilleries. But last year he lost the company in a bitter clash with his investors. Now he’s starting from scratch—again.

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Moved by the Spirits

Sep 17, 2015 By David Alan

Inspired by Texas’s new array of homegrown hard alcohols, some of the state’s most innovative bartenders create five bold new cocktails.

A Smart Way to Drink Gin

Jul 29, 2013 By Jessica Dupuy

Genius Gin, a new Texas spirit, arrives on the scene offering a beautiful blend of botanicals that will appeal to the delicately refined palate.

Meet the Winemaker: Kim McPherson, McPherson Cellars

Mar 19, 2013 By Jessica Dupuy

Those running in the Texas wine circle are well acquainted with Kim McPherson. He owns his own label, McPherson Cellars, and he’s been instrumental in moving the industry forward, consulting for many of the wineries across the state. He seems to have been bred for wine-making. His…

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That’s the Spirit

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Breal

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.

Cool Cocktails

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Breal

A few of the state’s best mixologists share their secrets to making delicious drinks.

2013 San Antonio Cocktail Conference kicks off boozy festivities

Jan 18, 2013 By Layne Lynch

People from the spirits/brew world will descend upon Alamo City this weekend to discuss, serve, and celebrate a myriad of boozy beverages at the 2nd Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference. TEXAS MONTHLY’s own Pat Sharpe will be judging the conference’s Original Cocktail Competition from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the St.

Cinco De Mayo Cocktails

May 4, 2012 By Layne Lynch

Tomorrow is the day to put on your finest over-sized derby hats and sombreros and sit in front of the television sipping homemade cocktails for Cinco De Mayo and Derby Day. We’ve put together a list of two cocktail recipes to make at home for the occassion. Texas Heat…