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

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

The Somm Picks

How Our Changing Times Are Changing Wine

Noted Houston sommelier Justin Vann contributes his thoughts on the world of alcohol.

07/28/2020 By Justin Vann

Drink From Home

Will Texas Restaurants Be Able to Sell Alcohol To-Go Forever?

Gov. Abbott's tweet hints at a future where it might be so.

04/29/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

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

Shaken, Not Stirred

New Study Ranks Texas the 39th Drunkest State in America

Bottoms up.

01/20/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Spirits Everywhere

Pairing Halloween Candy With Alcohol? It's a Thing

In case you really want to know what goes with candy corn ...

10/17/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Bottom's Up

Can a Dallas-Based Gin Win Over Houston?

Zephyr Gin made its official H-Town debut last month at OKRA Charity Saloon.

11/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Honey: Do

Where to Buy Mead, Even If It's Not Made in Houston

Don't be turned off by this sometimes sticky-sweet treat.

08/06/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Beyond The Foam

8th Wonder Takes a Leap With Its Own Distillery

Sip vodka and hop-infused gin at this cool post-industrial EaDo space.

07/24/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Outside the Box Thinking

Creativity Reigns at the Most Imaginative Bartender Competition

Texas bartenders battled to move forward in the global cocktail competition.

06/25/2018 By Lauro Rojas

Control Yourself

You Can Get a Free Lyft Ride on Cinco De Mayo

A new initiative aims to reduce drunk driving, starting on May 5.

05/04/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Food And Wine

Perry’s Steakhouse Unveils New Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

Perry's shows off some new drinks ahead of February 14.

01/24/2018 By Nath Pizzolatto

A Reminder

Reminder: Buy Your New Year's Liquor Before Sunday

Don't forget: Texas liquor stores are closed on Sundays.

12/29/2017 By Cory Garcia

Pour

Forget Eggnog, There's a New Holiday Drink In Town: Ponche

The Picos's Mexican punch recipe will warm you right up.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

Let the Booze Flow

The Heights Is Dry No Longer

Heights restaurateurs and bar owners are cheering as the measure to disband the Heights' historic dry area passes by a wide margin.

11/08/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Pour

Bernie's Burger Bus Gets Liquored Up

These are the boozy milkshakes we need right now.

10/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

Apples to Alcohol

Houston’s First Cidery Will Change Everything You Know About Hard Cider

Opening The Permann’s Cider Company allowed a recently-widowed accountant to flip the script on grief.

07/20/2017 By Kyndall Krist

Booze Cruise

The Critic's Notebook: On Drinking

Is restaurant reviewing a road to alcoholism? Not for this critic.

05/17/2017 By Alice Levitt