Cocktails & Spirits

Pour

Cool Off with These Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Try the Kool-Aid (Oh Yeah) at Present Company, the Chienne De Base at Brasserie 19, and more.

06/09/2022 By Shelby Stewart Photography by Jenn Duncan

Spritz Into 2022

Best Champagnes To Sip On New Year's Eve

Featured selects include Vera Wang, Heath Sparkling and West Texas.

12/31/2021 By Danielle Wright

Keep It Jolly

How To Throw A Successful Holiday Gathering With Tips From Houston's Emerson Sloan

Kim Etheridge chats with Houstonia on tips for festive entertainment.

12/14/2021 By Danielle Wright

Bottoms up!

Julep Cocktail Bar Rolls out Vibrant New Summer Menu with a Meaningful Touch

Julep’s first original menu since reopening focuses on the global impact of migrant ingredients.

07/21/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Somm Talk

Let's Push Non-Alcoholic Drinks to the Next Level

Where to score zero-proof beer, spirits, and wine, and why they're great for the drink industry.

02/02/2021 By Justin Vann

Ooh, Spicy

These Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Cheer You Right Up

Here are a couple of recipe ideas. Now get shaking (and boiling and whipping).

12/23/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Somm Talk

How to Make Eggnog, Our Favorite Holiday Drink

Justin Vann walks us through the history of this creamy, boozy, wintry delight.

12/10/2020 By Justin Vann

Get in the Spirit(s)

5 Texas Spirits Perfect to Gift This Holiday Season

We did the hard work of tasting bourbon, sotol, and a Houston-made CBD vodka.

11/05/2020 By Carlos Brandon

Somm Talk

Some Easy Cocktails for Difficult Times

You don't need a full bar to have a classy evening during the pandemic.

10/26/2020 By Justin Vann

Somm Talk

So You Want to Get into Whiskey? Here's How

Sommelier and beverage expert Justin Vann helps get you into the rare bottle game.

08/27/2020 By Justin Vann

Topo Top-off

Try This Tom Collins Recipe at Your Next Summer Picnic

This cocktail is the perfect kick-off for a fun afternoon.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Mix Master

Bartenders Share Favorite Drinks to Make at Home

Let's check in with some of our favorite mixologists.

05/18/2020 By Lauro Rojas

Contain This

What You Should Know about the Confusion over To-Go Cocktails

Let's talk about how restaurants are selling margaritas and other libations.

04/17/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Cheers

Are Bar and Restaurant Drink Kits Worth It? We'd Say So

Sure you have to mix it together, but you're doing more than just buying ingredients.

04/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Shake It Up

What You Need For Your Home Bar

Since we're all staying in these days, why not be your own mixologist? Here are some tips.

04/14/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

The Originals

An Ode to Our Favorite Martini in Houston at Tongue-Cut Sparrow

Balance out that Jack and Coke with something refined.

03/10/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Highball, Fish Face

Have All the Fun with Hando's Original Cocktails

From big gin drinks to a trip to the banana stand, there's a little something for everyone.

03/02/2020 By Lauro Rojas

Hit Single

One Former Houstonia Editor Shares His Love of Whiskey

The Irish whiskey renaissance continues.

03/02/2020 By Robb Walsh

Party Time

Here's What to Drink on National Margarita Day This Year

Picos' tequila expert Monica Richards de Osberg talks spirits.

02/21/2020 By Brandon Summers-Miller

Now Go Do That Voodoo ...

How to Pair Voodoo Doughnut With Voodoo Queen Daiquiri Dive

Yes, you'll be really sugared up, but you'll also feel whole.

02/12/2020 By Joanna O'Leary