Let’s Toast to National Bourbon Heritage Month!

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Bottoms up with bourbon! This branch of whiskey has a deep-rooted legacy in the US, dating back well over one hundred years…

Wet your whistle at the following South Texas watering holes, or take two minutes to craft your own specialty drink. Join us for the remainder of September as we honor our nation’s Native Spirit. Cheers!

Red Handed Smash ’n’ Grab:

JAK_Red Handed Bourbon Smash 'n' Grab

Photo by: Kenny Braun

Jack Allen’s Kitchen (Austin, TX)
David Toby, Bar Manager

There are PLENTY of margaritas and homegrown favorites to choose from at Jack Allen’s. Cocktails made with local Texas spirits like Austin’s own Red Handed Bourbon from the Treaty Oak Distilling Co.

Recipe

Ingredients:

Red Handed bourbon, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, simple syrup, muddled orange, splash soda, Chinese bitters

Miss Figgy:

Barbaro_Miss Figgy

Courtesy of Barbaro

Barbaro (San Antonio, TX)
Elisabeth Forsythe, Bar Manager

This Midtown gem has rustic wood-fired pizzas and a full bar with stirred, boozy libations like the seasonal Miss Figgy...’nuff said!

Recipe

Ingredients:

bourbon, lavender, mint, fig jam, honey syrup, black pepper and cinnamon

Whirlaway the Day:

Peche_Whirlaway the Day

Courtesy of Péché

Péché (Austin, TX)
Mariko Buser, Bar Manager

Péché has pre-prohibition style cocktails prepared by expert craftsmen bartenders. Although absinthe is their calling card, drinks like the Whirlaway the Day are a welcome reprieve any day. Also try their High West Double Rye Old Fashioned.

Recipe

Ingredients:

bourbon, peach liqueur, Earl Grey syrup and lemon

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