Photography: Golden Derby Fizz/Courtesy Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.

Beat the summer swelter with these refreshing and easy Lone Star State cocktails.

Whiskey, the cowboy’s liquor of choice, is inseparable from the Western spirit. Small-scale craft distilleries dot the West from Seattle to Breckenridge, Colorado, to the Lone Star State. Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company, out of Fort Worth, Texas, is among the best.

Aged in charred white oak barrels, the whiskey is made from Texas Panhandle corn, locally grown soft red winter wheat, and Brazos, a proprietary yeast strain developed from a Glen Rose, Texas, pecan. The combination of these ingredients leads to TX Whiskey, a robust, approachable spirit with sweet notes easily utilized in cocktails, as the ones shared below courtesy Firestone & Robertson.

Golden Derby Fizz

1½ ounces TX Blended Whiskey
½ ounce honey syrup
1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
Topo Chico mineral water
Lemon wedge, for garnish

Combine TX Whiskey, honey, grapefruit, and lemon in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a coupe. Top with Topo Chico. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

TX Whiskey Peach Bowl

1½ ounces TX Blended Whiskey
Texas Tea Fredericksburg Peach Tea
1 sprig of mint leaves
Lemon wedge, for garnish

Combine TX Whiskey, mint, and tea in a tumbler over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Fort Worth Collins

2 ounces TX Blended Whiskey
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
Topo Chico mineral water
Duchman Growers Blend
Lemon wedge, for garnish

Combine TX Whiskey, fresh lemon, simple syrup, and Topo Chico in a tumbler over ice. Top with splash of Duchman Growers Blend. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Texas Two Step

2 ounces TX Blended Whiskey
Lone Star Beer

Pour a shot, pair with a beer, sit back, and enjoy.


For more information about Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company and to book a tour, visit frdistilling.com.

 

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