Scotchy Scotch Scotch

Tequila Meets Scotch, and It's a Beautiful Friendship

Herradura's newest tequila is just crazy enough to work.

12/12/2014 By Natalie Harms

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s Top 6 Cocktail Bars

In the midst of a booming cocktail renaissance, and these bars—some newcomers, some old stalwarts—stand out from the pack.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 6 Best Sprits Bars

Expand your palate at these establishments, where you’ll find the city’s largest selections of whiskey, rum, tequila and more—plus the knowledgeable staff to guide you on your journey.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Cozy Cocktails

Houston's 5 Best Holiday Handwarmers

Try these five seasonal cocktails this winter before they're gone—or worse, the hot weather returns.

11/25/2014 By Natalie Harms

Mix It Up

Recipe: Prickly Pear Margarita

Using Texas's best homegrown fruit.

11/05/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Cocktails

Recipe: Kiran’s Pumpkin Martini

This nimble, nifty cocktail is a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte for adults.

11/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Autumn Cocktails

Why Not Try a Martinez Cocktail?

Meet the Martinez: father of the Martini.

10/23/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Houston Bars

Why I Always End Up at Anvil

Still crazy about cocktails after all these years

10/21/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Bottoms Up

Boheme Boasts a New Cocktail Menu for Fall

This season, it's all about cinnamon, bourbon, and rum.

10/15/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bottoms Up

Sunday Bloody Sunday's Big, Bad Winner Was...

A downtown gastrocantina took home the title at yesterday's bloody mary competition.

10/13/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer and Brats

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Houston

Hoist a Hofbrau and say prosit at these four centers of German culture.

10/06/2014 By Alexa Hyde

Cocktail Recipes

Recipe: The Best Bloody Mary

A morning after guilty pleasure.

10/01/2014 By Kerry H.

Summer Cocktails

Recipe: Spicy Prickly Pear Margarita

A not-so-classic margarita.

09/11/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Summer Cocktails

Recipe: Peach Basil Mojito

Celebrate summer with a cocktail.

09/03/2014 By Kerry H.

Slideshow

Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

A bar of one's home.

09/01/2014

Pour

America’s Great Bourbon Boom

As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time for a classic bourbon cocktail.

09/01/2014 By Hal Brock

Drinking, Domesticated

A Bar of One’s Home

For those who truly embrace the cocktail trend, the home bar can be a refuge, a place to entertain, to create and experiment.

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Drink Up

Julep: Where Bourbon and Mint are Lovers

A Southern regional cocktail bar opens up on Washington Avenue.

08/21/2014 By Mariah Giblin

Reader Responses

About That Mural at El Big Bad

Don't judge a book by its cover (or a mural by its rabbits).

07/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

The Wide World of Mexican Cocktails

¡Palomas, micheladas, sangritas, vampiros, los big shots y más!

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh