INGREDIENTS:
—1 shot Stoli Vanilla Vodka
—1 shot Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
—1 shot Somebody’s Mother’s Caramel Sauce
—1 dollop whipped cream

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Swirl Somebody’s Mother’s Caramel Sauce around the inside rim of a martini glass.
2. Fill shaker with ice and mix ingredients.
3. Shake well and pour into the martini glass.
4. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Courtesy of SOMEBODY’S MOTHER’S, a Houston-based producer of all-natural, gluten- and preservative-free gourmet dessert sauces. // 713.805.8804

The large clusters of the white, creamy flower of the elderberry is a frequent sight in the wilds of Texas May through July, so what better way to kick off the spring season than with a glass of The Butler House’s Elderflower Lemon Drop? Mix one up yourself and enjoy!

—1 oz. 1876 Vodka
— 1 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
—1 oz. lemon juice
—1/2 oz. Turbo simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake then strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with lemon zest. Cheers!

 

Dallas is famous for a lot of things, but one you may not be aware of is its claim to fame as the home of the frozen margarita! In 1971, Dallas inventor, entrepreneur and restaurateur Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine, adapting it from a soft-service ice cream machine. That first machine now sits in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

 

“I sought to incorporate contrasting visuals and flavors in Fine China’s beverage program. The solid black color of the Pitch Black has guests assuming that it would taste dark and rich. However, this drink is actually refreshing and light in flavor (and has quickly become one of our favorite cocktails in the restaurant).” —Kyle Hilla, beverage director of The Statler

INGREDIENTS:
—.25 bar spoon activated charcoal
—.5 oz. simple syrup
—.75 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. St-Germain
—.5 oz. Suze
—1.5 oz. Fords Gin