Balcones Distillery Cocktails
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Balcones Distillery Cocktails

Now that football and tailgating season is in full swing, our friends at Balcones Distilling have a few cocktail recipes to share as you get ready to kick-off the next tailgate party or football watching party on the home front. Our recommendation for your next gathering? Simplicity. These prepare-ahead drinks can be served in an icy glass-for-1 (or a solo-cup, we won’t judge) or pitcher to fuel the whole crew. Either way, your guests will not be disappointed when you include one of these Balcones Distillery Cocktails on the tailgate menu!

Thyme Tells All

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1.5 oz Baby Blue Whisky

¾ oz Lemon Juice

½ oz Thyme Syrup

Garnish: Thyme Sprig

Combine Baby Blue Whisky, lemon juice, and thyme syrup into shaker and fill with ice. Shake until cold and strain into double old-fashioned glass.

Texas Two Step

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0.5 oz Grapefruit Syrup

1.5 oz Texas Single Malt Whisky

1 oz Grapefruit Juice

2 Dashes of Bitters

Topo Chico

Garnish: Grapefruit Rind Twist

Combine Texas Single Malt Whisky, grapefruit syrup, grapefruit juice, and bitters to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and empty into a Rocks or Collins glass. Top with Topo Chico and garnish with a grapefruit rind twist.

Blood Hound

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2 oz Texas Pot Still Bourbon

¾ oz Lemon Juice

1 oz Blood Peach Puree

½ oz Ginger Syrup

Garnish: Orange Peel

Combine Texas Pot Still Bourbon, lemon juice, blood peach puree, and ginger syrup to shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a Highball glass. Top with more ice and an orange peel.