Football season is well underway and with it so are new ideas to one-up your tailgating menu. As fun as it is to throw back a 6-pack, why not try mixing up a craft cocktail to cheer on your team in style? Thanks to these three Texas spirits based in San Antonio, Austin, and Fort Worth, sipping on one of these cocktails might be just the ticket to supporting the Lone Star State for the big win (Yeah, you can put your lucky underwear away). Plus all three of these Texas cocktails taste absolutely amazing, so there's that too.
Dulce Vida's Perfect Paloma
Created in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico and imported to Austin, Dulce Vida Tequila is 100% organic blue weber agave. Along with their Blanco tequila, the brand offers flavored tequila such as lime, pineapple jalapeño, and grapefruit, which is made with real grapefruit juice.
Since the agave spirit already contains the two main ingredients in a Paloma, simply add a splash of Topo Chico and Fresca on gameday and y'all are good to go.
The Perfect Paloma
Dulce Vida Spirits| Austin, TX
1.5 oz. Dulce Vida Grapefruit
2 oz. Topo Chico Mineral Water or Sparkling Water
2 oz. Fresca or Sprite
2 Limes for lime juice
Pour Dulce Vida Grapefruit, Topo Choco, Fresca and lime juice into a glass.
Stir to mix well.
Garnish with lime and enjoy
Seersucker Southern Style Gin's 94 Gin & Juice
As the only craft gin produced in San Antonio, Seersucker Southern Style Gin is inspired by the flavors found in the common Southern kitchen. With light juniper, citrus, honey, and garden fresh mint, this gin is highlighted with a splash of orange juice, sweetened with simple syrup and a dash of Angostura bitters. A simple cocktail but one to impress other tailgaters at the Dallas Cowboys stadium on gameday.
94 Gin & Juice
Courtesy of Trey Azar| Seersucker Founder & Master Distiller
2 oz. Seersucker Southern Style Gin
3 oz. of orange juice
0. 5 oz. of simple syrup
2 dashes of angostura bitters
Orange wheel to garnish
Combine ingredients into a Collins or rocks glass
Garnish with orange wheel
F&R Distilling's LemonBerry
Located in Fort Worth, The Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. produces more than 5,000 bottles daily of its TX Whiskey and TX Straight Bourbon. The TX Whiskey is a beautiful auburn color with notes of vanilla, oak, honey butter and coffee which pairs perfectly with raspberry liqueur and lemonade. Texans go absolutely nuts over this Texas cocktail.
1 ½ oz. TX Whiskey
½ oz. Raspberry Liquor
1 oz. Lemonade
In a glass filled with ice add the TX Whiskey, raspberry liquor, and lemonade. Stir and serve.