INGREDIENTS
—.5 oz. strawberry shrub*
—1.5 oz. Kettle One Vodka
—1.5 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. simple syrup
—3 oz. fever tree soda

FOR STRAWBERRY SHRUB
—2 cups strawberries
—hulled and sliced
—2 cups granulated sugar
—1 cup cider vinegar
—1/2 cup white wine vinegar

DIRECTIONS
Combine fruit and sugar in nonreactive bowl. Stir thoroughly to coat evenly. Allow to rest for 1 hour. Macerate by muddling until all fruit is broken up. Cover and let sit for 24 hours at room temperature. Macerate again as much as possible. Add vinegars and stir well. Cover and store at room temperature for one week, with a good stir each day. Strain through cheesecloth, push for maximum extraction. To make the cocktail, add 1/2 ounce of strawberry shrub to other ingredients and stir. 

Courtesy of Cook Hal, located in the W Dallas — Victory Hotel

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.