Kick back and get a taste of Americana by way of this cocktail recipe.
Evoking the heyday of the roadside motor inn, Lone Star Court gives guests a modern-day take on the nostalgic yet contemporary piece of Americana.
Along with the 123 guest rooms, the Austin, Texas, boutique hotel includes outdoor fire pits, live music, a pool that gives the impression of a Texas swimming hole, and more retro-ranch trappings.
It’s the kind of place you would expect to find a chill cowboy — the person and the cocktail. The recipe for the latter is shared below, courtesy Lone Star Court.
The Chill Cowboy
2 ounces Tito’s Vodka, or preferred vodka
½ ounce Fruit Lab Hibiscus liqueur
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
3 mint leaves (plus 1 for garnish)
4½ ounces Topo Chico
Lemon wheel, for garnish
Put mint leaves in a mason jar and muddle. Add the Tito’s, liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a shaker, and shake. Add Topo Chico, and gently pour from shaker to mason jar. Serve with lemon wheel and mint leaf.
For more information on Lone Star Court or to make reservations, visit the hotel’s website.
Photography: Courtesy Lone Star Court
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