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Cocktails

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Winter Spiced Margarita at Ninfa's on Navigation

    ​I'm choosing to believe that my decision to try out the new drinks at Ninfa's on Navigation last week is proof positive that I am clairvoyant. How else can you explain the fact that I tried the new Winter-Spiced Margarita last week, right before it was mentioned in a post about National Marga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Houston's Top 11 Margaritas for National Margarita Day

    Photo by Eric HesterThe winter spiced margarita at Ninfa's on Navigation.​Tomorrow is National Margarita Day. (Yes, much like International Hot & Spicy Food Day, it's a thing.) And although it'll be cloudy most of the day tomorrow, the sun should come out right around happy hour time, and wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Baja Bob's Sugar-Free Margarita Mix

    ​Ever since Bethenny Frankel on the Real Housewives of New York City started peddling the Skinnygirl margarita, I have been curious about low-calorie cocktail. I love me a good mixed drink, but as I generally dislike overly saccharine beverages, I find the average margarita rather cloying. A ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Feast's Campari and Soda

    Troy Fields ​While my three tablemates at Feast (219 West­heimer, 713-529-7788) were trying to decide on entrées, I was spending quality time with the cocktail menu. The much-lauded rustic European restaurant has assembled a nice list, with Manhattan and martini mainstays, more obscure class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Maple Leaf

    ​Why write about a drink whose names suggest such a pro-Canadian agenda in, of all states, Texas? Because right about now, we are probably all wishing we were in Canada. The upcoming weekend in Montreal sounds nice - high of 77 and low of 56. Hell, sitting through a Celine Dion concert, dealin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: Gin and Tonic

    ​The gin and tonic is arguably the world's favorite highball. Blissfully botanical gin, bubbly tonic and a squeeze of fresh citrus make for a leisurely, refreshing cocktail that always helps to beat the summer heat. While the drink was a staple of the British colonial era, the gin and tonic i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Drinking Your Dinner: 5 Calorie-Laden Classic Cocktails

    Photo by coffeegeek​Vintage cocktails are undeniably the booze craze of the moment. Blame it on Mad Men. Blame it on "getting back to our roots" and people starting victory gardens once again. Blame it on books like Ted Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. But classic cocktails are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Beer Booze: Cervesa Preparada

    Melissa Fleming / FOOD & WINEThe cocktail was served with a green salad and a croquette of headcheese.​Internationally famous mixologist Claire Smith was in town last week for a one-night-only cocktail pairing dinner at Reef. If you aren't familiar with Smith and her unusual approach to cockta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Champagne Cocktail

    ​The champagne cocktail is among the simplest and most enjoyable cocktails around. Those who have never had a champagne cocktail might scoff at the thought of ruining precious champagne with bitters and sugar, but this drink, which has existed for more than 200 years, has plenty to offer. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Margarita

    ​Nobody wants to talk about margaritas on May 6, the day after Cinco de Mayo. However, rather than avoiding discussing the source of the dreaded May 6 hangover, we thought we'd confront the Tex-Mex monster head-on. You can almost smell the lingering stench of artificial margarita mixes and poo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: Mint Julep, Part 2 - The Julep

    ​It's almost Derby time, and the anticipation is building. Celebrating the winning horse crossing the finish line, holding a mint julep, and laughing at all the poor suckers who will have to pay up on their harmless $5 bets is among the best feelings one can have as summer slowly creeps toward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Picnic Drinks

    Photo by Foxarts​Blatantly drinking in the park can be considered taboo and tacky. Additionally, most parks have a no glass bottles rule, so taking anything in besides beer is generally a no-no. Most of us have attempted to skirt this pesky restriction by bringing our own pre-mixed booze with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri

    ​Ernest Hemingway's drinking antics are almost as legendary as his wonderful stories, and it's no coincidence that so many of his stories emerged from the birthplace of so many great cocktails. Hemingway's association with Cuban cocktails became so infamous worldwide, hedonistic American touri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Kangaroo Cocktail

    ​The Kangaroo Cocktail is among the most popular cocktails in America; however, it is rarely called by this proper name, which originated when vodka was first being imported. Instead, it is confused with other names and terms and is frequently grouped with adjectives like "dirty" and "bruised. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Last Word

    ​Murray Stenson is arguably America's greatest bartender. The man is a legend not only in Seattle, where he mans the bar at Zig Zag Café, but across the country. While the classic cocktail movement has gained in popularity and attention over the past few years, Murray has been making classic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Bartender Chat - Katherine Apple of Hearsay

    ​When we walked in to Hearsay (218 Travis) last Friday night, bar manager Brinton Douglas was preparing to shoot a live segment for WB 39 on the bar's holiday cocktails. Before shooting, though, he was nice enough to take a few minutes to seat our large party. It's not every day that we get to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Anvil's 100 List: Cocktails To Try Before You Die

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Pimm's Cup, No. 68 on Anvil's 100 List​Although only one page long, the list is daunting. Satan's Whiskers, Monkey Gland, Blood & Sand, Corpse Reviver #2, Death in the Afternoon, Widow's Kiss, El Diablo: one could almost mistake the cocktail names for santer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    A Chat with Reid McGraff of a bar and grille

    Photo by Sarah Rufka​Seeing Reid McGraff at the Alden-Houston's a bar and grille -- an affable and friendly bartender, but with a certain polished bearing -- you'd never guess he'd ever tended a less elegant bar. Asked about his past positions, he mentions Hotel ZaZa, House of Blues, Warren's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Top 5 Cold Drinks: Alcoholic Version

    A lovely, limey caipirinhaA while back we made a list of beverages that hit the spot in hot weather. But we didn't include anything with alcohol the first time. An ice-cold beer usually does the trick, but sometimes a balmy evening calls for a beverage with a muddled ingredient or cocktail umbrella. ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Veggie Heaven

    Farmers' markets take over Houston.

  • Dining

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Candidate Cocktails on Election Day 2008

    When it's time to break up the fistfights and inject a little levity into your election-watching party, try handing out stiff cocktails and finger foods. (It's hard to fight with both hands full.) Be sure to give the food items and drinks disarmingly silly names. Right wings, hero sandwiches, and b ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 3, 2007

    Armandos

    Celebrate this Mexican holiday weekend in style at the newly reminted Armandos — but take a cab home

  • Dining

    December 14, 2006

    TONY'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

    TOP SHELF MARGARITA

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Viva la Margarita!

    The drink that changed the way we eat

  • Dining

    March 10, 2005

    Mixing It Up

    The world's best chefs have turned their attention to cocktails, with surprising results

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    December 25, 2003

    Sparkling Leftovers

    The five top-scoring champagne cocktails ranked on a scale of 1 to 10

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    Chipotle off the Old Block

    Austin's Serranos Caf and Cantina tries out its Tex-Mex on Houston

  • Dining

    October 10, 2002

    Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz

    Drink's Bull Blaster

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Mojito

    Saba Blue Water Cafe

  • Dining

    May 9, 2002

    Planet Hemingway

    Floridita has a cute concept. Is there anything wrong with that?

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Cultural Imperialism

    Frédéric Perrier's Marc-a-Rita

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    El Tiempo's Cuba Libre

  • Dining

    October 4, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Charles Clark's Ibizaritas

  • Dining

    July 5, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Houstonian's George Herbert Walker Bush martini

  • Dining

    May 17, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Davenport's Costa Rican martini

  • Dining

    April 12, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Lucinda's Hornitos Margarita

  • Dining

    February 1, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Angelika's Blue Angel

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Some Sugars Added

    Speaking off the toque: Richard Hazzard

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Stirred and Shaken

    Cafe Perrier's Pernod martini

  • Dining

    December 21, 2000

    Stirred and Shaken

    La Griglia's champagne cocktail

  • Dining

    October 19, 2000

    Stirred and Shaken

    Carrabba's Apple Martini

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Martini

    The Twister, The Remington Grill

  • Dining

    September 7, 2000

    Booze in a Blender

    Pico's Top Shelf Margarita

  • Dining

    July 13, 2000

    Wake-up Call

    Ragin Cajun Daiquiri

  • Dining

    July 6, 2000

    Nutty Rita

    Truluck's Italian Margarita

  • Dining

    September 23, 1999

    Dish

    Quantifying Happy Hour

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