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

Mexican & Margaritas

A Margarita for Every Mood

We’ve rounded up the nine best bars and restaurants to whet your whistle.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Not All Gins Are Alike

Hate Gin? Here’s Why You Should Try It Again

There's a gin out there for you and half the fun is finding it.

06/10/2014 By Phaedra Cook Photography by Chuck Cook Photography

Strong Pours

Little Dipper Looks Cool, But Is That Enough?

In a neighborhood full of speciality bars, Little Dipper lacks a single superlative quality.

06/02/2014 By Timothy Faust

Cocktails

Recipe: This Summer, Gin is In

Unappreciated for far too long, gin makes a comeback.

06/02/2014 By Phaedra Cook

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Gino at Niel's Bahr

He'll make you a Palpatini cocktail, but this geek who drinks is more of a Scotch man.

05/30/2014 By Alice Alsup

LAWSUITS

Lawsuit Claims “New” Marfreless Is a Fake

Rival owners of legendary River Oaks make-out bar can't make up.

05/29/2014 By John Lomax

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Megan Zambas of Leon's Lounge

You haven't had a screwdriver until you've had a screwdriver at the oldest bar in Houston.

05/26/2014

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Ainslea Wolfe of Warren's Inn

"The rules are a little different at Warren’s," but you already knew that.

05/16/2014 By Alice Alsup

Strong Pours

Laid Low at Lei Low

Drinking yourself toward the vibrant Polynesia inside your head

05/15/2014 By Timothy Faust

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Ross Mohr of Voodoo Queen

Banana Hammocks and Bloody Marys make this bartender happy.

05/09/2014 By Alice Alsup

Lime and Punishment

The Margarita Is Dead!

Ok, well maybe not yet. With the lime shortage in full swing, we can’t help but think of worst-case scenarios for the beloved margarita.

04/30/2014