Whether you’re hosting a party, a tailgate, or a going-away celebration, Texas themed drink recipes can be a fun and creative way to incorporate Austin and Texan pride into your event! From fun drink colors to creative liquor combinations, these ten mixed drink recipes are sure to bring the Pride of Texas directly to your table!
The Texas Buck
A delicious mix of whiskey, honey syrup or lemon juice, and ginger beer, this orange-colored cocktail is a sweet and aesthetically pleasing treat that will both cool and dazzle your guests! Garnish with candied ginger for some extra pizzaz!
The Southern Sour
A sweet blend of Southern Comfort, Texan whiskey, and orange juice, this bright orange mixed drink recipe will take guests back to hot southern summers in the blink of an eye. Perfect for sipping on the porch or serving in your backyard, this drink is a guaranteed home-run.
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This is a tried-and-true Texan drink most non-natives won’t recognize at all! A historic blend of Topo Chico, tequila, and lime juice, ranch water is a trip down memory lane and a fun way to share the nostalgic ranching days of Texas with friends and family alike.
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Texas in a glass. We are excited to have Sparkling Yaupon on tap at our SE tasting room. The only caffeinated plant native to North America, Yaupon has long been considered a weed in its hometown of Cat Springs, Texas. Now, it’s being harvested by locals and enjoyed as tea. It’s light and crisp with roasted complexity. Add a lemon wedge for ultimate refreshment. Available everyday 10AM – 6PM. . . . . . #smithtea #smithteamaker #yaupon #texastea #yaupontea #pdxnow #portland #thisisteatime #catsprings
Tipsy Texas Tea
A Texan get-together isn’t complete without lots and lots of sweet tea. A stereotype that has become a defining characteristic of southern meals, sweet tea gets even sweeter in this Texas mixed drink recipe with a generous helping of tequila and some lime juice to taste.
Tito’s Hill Country Sunrise
For a refreshing, fruity drink made and invented with Austin-based liquor, add orange juice and cranberry juice over ice with vodka. The orange to pink gradient that you see from the glass looks like a sunset and will be absolutely stunning as a party decoration and drink!
So named because of its subtle yet overpowering effect, the Texas Hurricane is cocktail recipe that is made with different kinds of rum including coconut rum and regular rum, vodka, gin, triple sec, grenadine syrup, pineapple, and orange juice, making for a fruity and deliciously spiked taste!
Tito’s Texas Slipper
Another drink furnished by Austin’s famous Tito’s vodka, the Texas Sipper is a delicious, fruity drink that not only tastes refreshing but looks beautiful and cool too! To make one, you’ll need Tito’s handmade vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, club soda, and grapefruit juice. Combine and serve for an authentically Texan experience!
The Texan Gentleman
Welcoming and warm just like that famous Southern Hospitality, the Texan Gentleman is a smooth and silky cocktail that will leave you wanting to stay forever! Blended Texan whiskey, Caffe Del Fuego, Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters, and an orange peel top off this deliciously welcoming beverage.
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The simplest but perhaps most delicious Texan drink recipe on this list is the Tornado. This drink is perfect for fruit lovers and people wanting to cool down in the Texan sun. Pineapple juice, Sprite, and Tequila make up this whirlwind drink that is as sure to refresh as it is to summon Texas nostalgia.
Last but not least, the so-called “national cocktail of Texas” is a surefire hit with natives and nonnatives alike. This drink recipe is a mix of tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, sugar or simple syrup, and club soda.
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