My go to drink is a good Rose. My favorite is Roederer Brut Rose from Anderson Valley in California offered at Clarks. You can often find me sipping this on Sunday afternoon where Clarks offers half off their bottle prices. But this post isn’t about wine, its about cocktails. Here is a short list of my favorites in town when you are in the mood for a yummy cocktail:
Indian Paintbrush: Garage Bar: 503 Colorado Street
Whats in it? Comprised of Dripping Springs vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, rosemary syrup, Peychaud’s bitters, and rosemary garnish. Inventive and refreshing. Austin Culture Map named the Paintbrush the “Official Drink of Austin in 2015”.
Fixe 75: Fixe: 500 W. 5th Street
What’s in it? Barrel aged Fords Gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of sparkling Rose. Simple, elegant, and bubbly!
Danny Trejo: Vox Table: 1100 South Lamar (in Lamar Union)
What’s in it? Comprised of Olmeco Altos Plata (100% blue agave tequila), Cocchi Americano (an aperitif wine produced in the Asti province of Itlay), Lemon, Smoked Pineapple, Ginger Shrub, fire and damnation bitters, and Grapefruit oleo saccharum (side note if you want to know what oleo saccharum is and how to make it: Oleo Saccharum is a technique bartenders have used since the early 19th century to add aroma and flavor to drinks. This can be done with any citrus fruit by peeling layers off the fruit and placing the peels in a bowl. Sprinkle a few ounces of granulated sugar on top of the peels and muddle. After a few hours, the sugar will extract the oil from the peels producing a delectable syrup). It’s the ultimate margarita with just the right amount of sweetness and kick.