7 Sippable Summer Cocktails
Summertime is here, the living is easy and the cocktails are refreshing. This month, we went on a quest to find drinks that incorporate all the flavors of the season, shaken, stirred or poured in a glass. Take a look at where you can find them in Lubbock.
Crafthouse never fails to impress us with their seasonal cocktail menu. For a twist on a summer beverage staple, try their Vodka & Ginger Lemonade. For the Chilton lover, sample the Lemon Mint Chilton, a new take on Lubbock’s unofficially official cocktail.
Llano Estacado Winery’s Pinot Grigio/ Viva Rosso
Llano Estacado’s wine portfolio is chock-full of sippable summer wines that are perfect for patio sitting or dining al fresco. If you love a good white, try their Pinot Grigio. With its tropical nose and notes of pineapple, it’s perfect for warmer weather. If you’re craving something a little fizzy, pick up a bottle (or two) of their Viva Rosso. It’s sweet, effervescent and pairs well with cookouts.
Local Bar and Grill
Take a stiff sip of the South by ordering up a Texas Tea at Local Bar & Grill. Made with tequila, rum, gin, triple sec, sweet-and-sour mix and Coca-Cola, this earthy classic is a summer favorite.
This pinball bar is a local favorite for those who love games and good craft brew. It’s also home to the Prairie Flower – a refreshing mix of Prairie gin, hibiscus flavoring, simple syrup, St. Germain liqueur, soda water and finished with a splash of Sprite and fresh lime juice.
Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co.
I dare you to find anything as refreshing as an ice-cold beer on a summer day. Triple J is home to a rotating seasonal beer menu. The best part? They’re all brewed in-house. And if you find one you really love, you can take it with you by the growler.
Top-shelf tequila makes this one legendary mega-margarita. Pair it with an outdoor patio and a Lubbock summer night, and you’ll be in West Texas bliss.
McPherson Cellars Piquepoul Blanc
I am a lover of dry red wine, but since living in Lubbock and having access to five award-winning wineries within city limits, I’ve become a seasonal wine drinker, preferring chilled whites and roses in the summertime. My most recent favorite is McPherson’s Piquepoul Blanc. Rather than the crisp, simple wine this grape typically makes in southern France, this Texas rendition is full-flavored, with melon, peach and roasted apricot notes.
Have a summer favorite we missed? Let us know on social using #LiveLoveLubbock, and from our patio to yours, happy toasting!