INGREDIENTS:
—3.5 oz. Pederzana Lambrusco Il Grasparossa
—2 oz. fresh squeezed Satsuma tangerines
—.75 oz. Del Maguey San Luis del Rio  
—splash of lime
—splash of agave nectar
—fresh thyme
—sprig of mint to garnish

DIRECTIONS:
1. Prepare a Collins glass by coating the outer rim with flake salt and filling the glass with ice.
2. In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass, combine lime, tangerine, simple syrup, Mezcal and thyme (remove the leaves from one sprig of thyme).  
3. Add ice and shake well.
4. Strain contents of shaker into the prepared glass.
5. Over the back of a spoon, gently pour 3.5 ounces of the Lambrusco into the glass. This will create a beautifully layered coloring.  
6. Gently garnish with a long straw and a sprig of mint.  

*For a pitcher of Shades of Life, multiply the recipe by seven. 

Recipe courtesy of Caracol, a Houston restaurant that serves coastal Mexican food and offers several private dining areas. 

The “Hub City’s” dynamic approach to downtown revitalization, coupled with a community that fosters an environment conducive to growth and progress, paved the way for new developments in the shape of a world-class performing arts theater, luxury stays and a Michelin star-worthy restaurant.

 

As August heats up (even more than it already has), San Antonio’s Marriott Rivercenter’s Tributary offers a refreshing cocktail to sip on: the Lavender & Bluebonnet.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz Calamity Texas Gin 
  • .75oz Cocchi di Americano 
  • .75oz St. Germain
  • 1oz Fresh Lemon Juice 
  • 3 Dashes Peychauds Bitters 

Directions: 

 

The Santa Maria Sipper is courtesy of Crooked Branch, the lobby bar at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. It’s the trifecta of cocktails: easy to make, refreshing to sip and oh-sodelightfully delicious!

INGREDIENTS:
—5 fresh blueberries
—3 fresh raspberries
—5 oz. La Marca Prosecco
—lemon wedge or mint sprig for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
Fill a rocks glass with berries. Top with ice, then top with prosecco. Garnish with a lemon wedge or mint sprig.