Crown Royal Knows Where There’s Texas Smoke, There’s Good Whisky

Crown Royal knows that everything is bigger in Texas, so they’re showing their love for Texas with a new whisky that infuses big Texas flavor into a favorite Texas drink. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite combines the smoky flavor of locally sourced Texas mesquite wood with the signature smoothness of Crown Royal De Luxe for an uniquely American spin on this limited edition whisky.

The story goes that when oil workers from Canada made their way to Texas about 60 years ago, they brought Crown Royal Canadian whisky with them and it’s been a staple in Texas ever since.

“Texas continues to be a special place for Crown Royal, so it was fitting to create a variant that harnesses the loyalty of all those fans,” said Nicola Heckles, brand director of Crown Royal. “With Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, we welcome another unique innovation into the thriving Canadian whisky category, which furthers our commitment to diversifying our portfolio and offering a range of products to suit a variety of tastes.”

The whisky combines the smoky mesquite taste with refined notes of creamy vanilla and barbecue spice. You’ll pick up caramel and molasses with the oak flavor and mesquite smoke, too. It’s perfect for a summer barbecue, no matter how you serve it.

You can find Crown Royal Texas Mesquite in the Lone Star State, of course, but also a few other select states including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, and Tennessee. A 750ml bottle will cost you about $25. However, while you get a bit of Texas flair with every bottle, if you buy it in Texas, you also get the signature Crown Royal bag with the Lone Star of Texas featured on it.

We’ve got some tasty cocktails recipes that show off the best of Texas flavors courtesy of Crown Royal and Texas mixologist Brian Floyd. Mix these up to make summer in Texas (or anywhere else in the United States) even better.

Texas Mesquite Mule

Crown Royal Texas
Crown Royal
  • 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. agave syrup
  • 4 oz. Ginger Beer

Directions: Combine Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, lemon juice and agave syrup in a shaker. Strain over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wheel or slice of candied ginger.

Texas Mesquite Old Fashioned

Crown Royal Texas
Crown Royal
  • 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite
  • ½ teaspoon of wildflower honey
  • Dash of orange bitters

Directions: Add honey to a rocks glass and top with Crown Royal Texas Mesquite. Stir for 30 seconds to mix in the honey, then add ice. Add a dash of orange bitters and stir again. Garnish with an orange peel and mint sprig.

Mesquite Paloma

Crown Royal Texas
Crown Royal
  • 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite
  • 3 oz. Grapefruit soda
  • Grapefruit wedge garnish

Directions: Combine Crown Royal Texas Mesquite and grapefruit soda into a shaker and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Fredericksburg Fix

Crown Royal Texas
Crown Royal
  • 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite
  • 1 teaspoon of peach preserves
  • ½ squeeze of lemon

Directions: Combine the peach preserves, lemon and Crown Royal Texas Mesquite into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over crushed ice and garnish with a lemon slice.

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