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    June 25, 2014

    Celebrate Independence Day With These Red, White & Blue Cocktails

    The 4th of July is right around the corner, y'all, and you know what that means. Fireworks! Independence! Parades! Barbecues! And most importantly, red, white, and blue drinks that show just how much you love 'merica! Well, do we have the list for you. From a spiked lemonade to a drinks on a stick, ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Taste-Testing Summer Beer Cocktails at Yard House

    Yard House is known for having more than 125 beers on tap, but this summer you should consider ordering one of the new beer cocktails. Each location features six new alcoholic drinks made from a beer on tap plus a slew of liqueurs and bitters. The new beer cocktails include the Dreamsicle, an alcoh ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Top Ten Most Outstanding Texas-Owned Liquors

    Texas spirits are getting some well-deserved international recognition.

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    January 13, 2014

    Recipe: Make Your Own Adults-Only Hot Cocoa

    Baby, it's cold outside. Just because we were not victims of the polar vortex doesn't mean we don't deserve a wintery liquid treat to help us cope with the sub-sixty degree temperatures. Hot chocolate or cocoa is the classic choice and there are certainly plenty of good options in Houston. (And th ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Margarita Afternoon: Goro & Gun Crafts a Masterpiece

    Goro & Gun isn't a margarita bar, but it makes a great margarita.

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    August 12, 2013

    We Made Sangria Pie, Because Why Not

    So we all love sangria, right? Who doesn't. Know what else we love? Pie. So then we were all like, wait a minute. Sangria. Pie. Sangria Pie! Suddenly, life just got a little more beautiful. We suggest letting your freak flag fly and enjoying a slice of sangria pie with a glass of real sangria, to ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Kir Cocktail & Variations

    The silver lining to good friends moving out of town is that they bring all their leftover liquor to your house. This gesture not only leads to the farewell cookout you host for them involving a dangerous "create your own cocktail" station but also facilitates further experimentation in the weeks to ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Celebrate Man of Steel Opening Weekend with a Superman Cocktail

    I hadn't planned on rushing to the theaters to see Man of Steel , which opens this Friday, but then I saw its featured man candy lead actor Henry Cavill interviewed on Good Morning America. Although I didn't hear anything he was saying because I had forgotten my earbuds, I was still sufficiently and ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    5 Simple Breakfast-in-Bed Meals and Morning Cocktails for Mom

    On Mother's Day, Mom deserves royal treatment. What better way to make her feel like the queen she is than to make her breakfast in bed (and serve up some morning cocktails)? While the kids make breakfast, Dad can whip up a cocktail to complement her scrumptious and relaxing meal. He can also make n ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Pregame for St. Patty's Day with The Irish Blonde Cocktail

    With less than a week to go until Saint Patrick's Day, it's time to start taste-tasting mixed drinks so on the day-of you can mask your alcoholism with sophisticated cocktail selections. You're not fooling anyone if you belly up to the bar and request an Irish Car Bomb nor will you turn any heads ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The 9 Best White Russians in Houston, In Honor of Saturday's Lebowski Fest

    Jeff Bridges' character, known as The Dude, drinks nine White Russians -- his signature cocktail -- throughout the course of cult classic film The Big Lebowski. Whether you consider the cocktail to be endemic to only two populations -- alcoholics or hipsters, as the New York Times wrote of the drink ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Outback Steakhouse's Gingerbread Martini and Los Tios' Ramos Gin Fizz: Two Perennial Cocktail Favorites

    Every year around the holidays, it happens. Like clockwork. For as long as I've worked for or at the Houston Press. The Outback Steakhouse gingerbread martini article crawls out of the netherdepths of the Internet like some ink-stained zombie as people across the United States scour search engines f ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Sean Payne: Humble Man Too Drunk To Pose for His Mugshot

    A man police found early Thursday outside Shamrocks Pub in Humble was so drunk, police had to hold his up for his mugshot. Sean Carl Payne, 35 and of Humble, was charged with public intoxication. According to the pub's Facebook page, the band Nervous Rex played that night, and wells were going fo ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Tiramisu Bread

    After trying an array of espresso beverages recently, I've developed a craving for anything classically Italian. So, while scrolling through the never-ending pages of "Food and Drink" pins on Pinterest, I came across something to satisfy my Italian cravings and my sweet tooth: tiramisu bread. The f ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Chill Out with Homemade Limoncello

    The weather's warming, and I'm about ready for nights by the pool spent wining and dining with friends. I've been dreaming up a warm-weather grilled pizza and sangria party ever since "winter" came around, trying to come up with a special little something to top the evening off. Enter Limoncello, t ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Spooky Booze: 5 Creepy Cocktails To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

    Ahh, October: the time of year when we head to Frankel's/ Party Boy/ Stripper Depot to find our Halloween costumes, fat orange gourds sit outside at Kroger baking in the Houston sun, and every awful (by awful, I mean awesome) '80s horror movie is on AMC. I love everything about Halloween -- falling ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Where Are We Drinking?

    The canned pineapple juice-based Blue Hawaiian is the Friday happy hour special at this diviest of dive bars. But the bar tries to keep things classy by serving it in a wine glass and using real blue CuraƧao -- and even including a cherry if you ask for one. ​Think you know where we're drink ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Strawberry Fields for a While

    ​Gardening is war in Houston, for the most part voluntary, so when I get my ass kicked by bugs, squirrels, worms, brutally hot sun, tree rats, subtropical diseases and, this year, drought, I can't really complain. I assumed strawberries would be the most attractive crop to the enemy, and thus ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Whiskey: Get Some for Your Honey

    ​I get sent a lot of samples here at the Houston Press offices. A lot. Most go straight to the newsroom to be quickly drunk or devoured by our staff writers. And although I may taste them myself, I'm rarely inclined to write about any of them. Such is life. So when something impresses me enou ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    The Quick and Dirty Juice-a-rita

    ​The varieties of margaritas are infinite, particularly with people applying the name to any drink containing tequila and some sort of fruit product -- in much the same manner that jackasses add "tini" to any drink served in a cocktail glass (that's the real name for a martini glass, kids). S ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Papa's Punch

    Reserve 101's Hemingway

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    December 8, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Reserve 101's Hemingway

    Troy Fields​At one end of the specialty cocktail list at Reserve 101 (1201 Caroline, 713-655-7101), there's a drink called a Hemingway, and at the other end, a drink called a Bubble Gum Martini. I'm not all that macho, but I know what side of that scale I'd rather slide to. As for the drink, I ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    The Naughtier Side of Chocolate Milk

    adultchocolatemilk.comWaxing nostalgic is easier with booze. ​ Last week it was Whipped Lightning. This week dairy takes another devious turn with Adult Chocolate Milk, a new intoxicating version of the childhood staple from California-based Adult Bev Co., tempting us with slogans like, "Re-t ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Branch Water Tavern's Ramble

    Troy Fields​I'm not sure that the whiskey sour has developed a wimpy reputation, but I have one decent piece of anecdotal evidence. I was at Leon's Lounge a few years back with my friend Dulin, who doesn't drink much. (He's an Irish Catholic outlier.) Dulin ordered a whiskey sour, and the bart ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Benjy's Debuts New Dessert Cocktails

    ​For those of you who like to drink your dessert, Benjy's has added two new sweet cocktails to its fall drink menu. Created by mixologist Mason Houge, these drinks go beyond the typical chocolate or green-apple sweet "tini" versions. For a grown-up version of a nostalgic treat, Houge mixed u ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    Announcing Our "10 Things to Eat Before You Die" Contest Winners

    As you may recall, back before Ike, the Financial Meltdown, and the Vice Presidential Debate, we were having a contest to name 10 Things to Eat Before You Die. We promised to pick some winners and give out some cookbooks. So whether any of the contestants remember the contest or not, we figured we ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    Pomegranate Martini

    Ziggy's Healthy Grill

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    January 2, 2003

    Ultimate Demise

    Westcott Drive-In's White Russian

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    December 20, 2001

    Warm the Soul

    The Lancaster's Irish Coffee

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    October 4, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Charles Clark's Ibizaritas

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    August 2, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Katz's Absolut Cherry Lemonade

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    July 27, 2000

    Gelato Bravo

    Maggiano's Vanilla Ice