Ahead of the football season kick-off, we have cool sippers to pair with every big game.

With the NFL in preseason matchups and the college football season ever closer, it’s time to start thinking about what’s best to drink while cheering on our team. And perhaps no other state is more geared up for the sport than Texas. In honor of the Lone Star State and its national pastime, we’ve rounded up a collection of tailgate-ready cocktail recipes using Texas spirits.


Courtesy Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.

1½ ounces TX Whiskey
½ ounce raspberry liqueur
1 ounce lemonade

Combine ingredients into a glass. Stir and add ice.

94 Gin & Juice

94 Gin & Juice

Courtesy Seersucker Southern Style Gin

2 ounces Seersucker Southern Style Gin
3 ounces orange juice
½ ounce simple syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Orange wheel, for garnish

Combine ingredients into a Collins or rocks glass. Stir. Add ice. Garnish with orange wheel.

The Perfect Paloma

The Perfect Paloma

Courtesy Dulce Vida Spirits

1½ ounces Dulce Vida Grapefruit
2 ounces Topo Chico or preferred sparkling water
2 ounces Fresca or Sprite
2 limes for lime juice
Lime wedge, for garnish

Combine Dulce Vida Grapefruit, Topo Choco, Fresca, and lime juice into glass. Stir. Add ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

All images courtesy the distilleries.

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