A handful of the trendiest drinkeries around South Texas are getting in on Bourbon Heritage Month. Parade has a great article listing 10 reasons to celebrate this All-American occasion. We have a couple of our own — and they’re all recipe related! Wet your whistle at any one of these watering holes, or take two minutes to create your own concoction, in honor of our country’s Native Spirit.
Coming off a real hot streak being named the #7 Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit, Southtown’s own Hot Joy (SATX) is currently featuring a menu of sour bourbon cocktails created by bar manager Karah Carmack. They’re offering classic sours with variations and with several different bourbons including:
bourbon, lemon, sugar, egg white, bitters
bourbon, grapefruit, lemon, maple, egg white, cinnamon sugar
Péché (ATX) is our state capital’s FIRST absinthe bar where pre-prohibition style cocktails are prepared perfectly by expert craftsmen bartenders. Who doesn’t love a place where the cocktail menu is as extensive and exquisite as the eats? Although absinthe is their calling card, this High West Double Rye Old Fashioned was created especially for any whiskey connoisseurs out there…
Due Forni (ATX) may predominately be a pizza & wine joint, but this month they’re offering a bourbon cocktail with an Italian twist — The Drunken Gaucho [top]! This groovy libation looks sharp in the martini glass it’s served in…made with Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, house made Limoncello, Aperol, Amaro Montenegro and egg whites.
Gaze in awe at The Houstonian’s (Hou) awesomely ambitious Bourbon Float they’ve assembled with Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, homemade vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, candied bacon and bourbon vanilla cherries. For a moment we were at a loss for words…that is, until we dug in! This unbelievably decadent dessert in a glass belongs on Bourbon Street as far as we’re concerned; a 24/7 party for your palate. How appropriate!